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
Mission Motors Technical Spec Sheet: Premier Limited Edition Mission ONe Powertrain Battery Pack Proprietary High Energy Lithium-Ion Motor Liquid-cooled, 3 phase AC Induction Torque 100 lb-ft at Zero RPM Transmission Single Speed, #525 O-ring chain chassis 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 Wheels/Tires/Front Marchesini forged magnesium alloy 3.5” x 17”, 120/70ZR17 – race compound Wheels/Tires/Rear Marchesini forged magnesium alloy 6.0”x17”, 190/55ZR17 – race compound
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performance Top Speed 150 mph Range 150 miles per charge (est. EPA) Recharge Under 2 hours @ 240V (8 hours @ 110V) Features: Adjustable Regenerative Braking Intuitive/adjustable Data Acquisition System
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