hardware: Mission Electric Motorbike

There are a few companies that are putting together electric battery powered motorbikes at the moment. California-based Mission is working on something a bit more ambitious than a getting-around bike. For one thing, it does 150mph. And for another it has a range of around 150 miles. To put that in perspective, a "normal" electric bike at the moment seems to get about 55mph and a 60 mile range if you take it easy on the throttle ("gas" doesn't do it here).

The bike is not in full production yet but later in 2009 is the target with deliveries starting in 2010 from the San Francisco manufacturing facility.

Mission Motors

Technical Spec Sheet: 

Premier Limited Edition Mission ONe


Battery Pack

Proprietary High Energy Lithium-Ion


Liquid-cooled, 3 phase AC Induction


100 lb-ft at Zero RPM


Single Speed, #525 O-ring chain


Front Suspension

Ohlins, 43mm inverted fork, TiN coated sliders, fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel

Rear Suspension

Ohlins TTX36 shock w/piggyback reservoir, fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel

Front Brakes

Dual Brembo 310mm disc; Brembo radial-mount 4-piston monobloc calipers

Rear Brakes

Brembo 220mm disc; Brembo dual-piston caliper


Marchesini forged magnesium alloy 3.5 x 17, 120/70ZR17  race compound


Marchesini forged magnesium alloy 6.0x17, 190/55ZR17  race compound

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Top Speed

150 mph


150 miles per charge (est. EPA)


Under 2 hours @ 240V (8 hours @ 110V)


Adjustable Regenerative Braking

Intuitive/adjustable Data Acquisition System

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