We hardly ever write about motorcycle here but we’ll make an exception here. Mission Motors, a company based in San Francisco, California, has unveiled the world’s fastest production all-electric motorcycle. Think of them like the Tesla Motors of the motorcycle world.
Power for the all-electric motorcycle comes from a lithium-ion battery pack mated to an electric motor that offers 100 lb-ft of torque at zero RPM. That allows the motor to deliver faster acceleration than most gasoline sportbikes without ever having to shift gears. On a full charge the bike gets a range 150 miles. Top speed comes in at 150 mph. Reaching a full charge takes about 2 hours at 240V and 8 hours at 120v.
The first 50 bikes will arrive in 2010 as a Limited Edition with prices starting at $68,995. Later this summer Mission Motors will unveil a more affordable Mission One model.
Follow the jump for more details.
Mission Motors – Mission One:
P O W E R T R A I N
Battery Pack High Energy Lithium-Ion with Integrated Safety
Motor Liquid-cooled, 3 phase AC Induction
Torque 100 lb-ft @ Zero RPM
Transmission Single speed, #525 O-ring chain
C H A S S I S
Front Suspension Ohlins, 43mm inverted fork, fully adjustable
Rear Suspension Ohlins, single schock w/piggyback reservoir
Front Brakes Brembo forged 4 piston calipers.
Rear Brakes Brembo, 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Wheels/Tires/Front Marchesini forged Al 3.5″x17″, 120/70Z
Wheels/Tires/Rear Marchesini forged Al 6.0″x17″, 190/55
T A R G E T P E R F O R M A N C E
Top speed 150mph
Range 150 miles per charge (Est. under EPA drive cycle)
Recharge Under 2 hours @ 240V (8 hours @ 120V)
Features: Adjustable regenerative braking,
Intuitive/adjustable data acquisition system
Source: Mission Motors (via AutoBlog)