According to Mission Motorcycles president, Mark Seeger, “The motorcycle industry seems to have stagnated, where the biggest headlines are filled with the smallest of improvements.” Mission Motorcycles has answered the call for 21st century bikes with the introduction of two new electric motorcycles; the limited edition, race-proven, Mission RS and the highly configurable Mission R. Both bikes are powered by state of the art electric powertrain Mission Motors technology. The InfiniteDrive™ powertrain delivers a quality of speed and sound that sets the bar unreachably high for all other motorcycle companies. Both models will also feature the MissionOS™ system. This is the world’s first internet-connected motorcycle information system. With the MissionOS™ system riders will have access to turn-by-turn directions, an integrated HD camera with telemetry overlay, wireless HUD integration, and many other convenient functions.
Both the RS and the R will boast sub 3-second 0-to-60 mph acceleration, 150 mph top speeds, and ranges of up to 14o miles. However, the Mission RS has a 17 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery while the Mission R will come with a 12 kWh battery. The 17 kWh battery on the Mission RS should be good for 230 city miles or 140 miles of 50/50 city/interstate speed, according to the company. There is a 17 kWh battery package option for the Mission R but it will most likely change the price.
Only 40 race-proven Mission RS motorcycles will be produced. Cleverly, one was made for each second of the lead that the Mission prototype held over the field at Laguna Seca’s FIM/TTXGP finish line. Prices for the Mission RS will start at $58,999. If that’s a bit high for you then you’ll like the starting price for the Mission R of $32,499. Reservations for both the Mission RS and Mission R can be made at www.mission-motorcycles.com.