At first blush of Mission Motor’s motorcycle you’d be none the wiser that it wasn’t powered using a traditional fossil fuel. And after reading the specs on both the R and RS, I’m still having a hard time believing that it doesn’t sport a petrol sucking engine.
Available in two models, the R and RS, Mission Motorcycle’s bikes appear to be the real deal. The RS, which is the more powerful of the two, will be limited to a mere 40 units and will cost a few dollars shy of $60k before tax credits. Under its proverbial hood is a 17 kWh battery that the company says is good for up to 230 city miles, or 140 miles if split between highway. It produces a solid 163hp and 120 lb-ft of torque, which should be enough to rocket you from a dead stop to 60mph in under 3 seconds.
The lesser of the two bikes, the R model, will sell for a more reasonable $32,499. However, the battery is reduced to 12 kWh, though for added cash one can opt for a 15 or 17 kWh upgrade. It won’t sport all of the same upgrades as the RS, such as carbon fiber wheels, but the 0-60 time should still sit in the sub 3 second range with a top speed over 150mph.
Both bikes will ship with what the company is calling the first internet-connected motorcycle information system, which includes turn-by-turn directions, track specific mode, an integrated HD camera with telemetry overlays, wireless HUD integration and much more.
Delivery will begin this summer. If you’re so inclined you can reserve yours today.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."