Published on December 22nd, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mission R Electron Powered Superbike World Premier
The introduction the Mission R, the new factory race bike from Mission Motors took place recently at the Los Angeles stop of the International Motorcycle Show’s annual winter tour across America. The Mission R is the ultimate electric racing motorcycle. With components and software from MissionEVT which raced at the Isle of Mann, a revolutionary electric motorcycle chassis design by James Parker, and Industrial Design by Tim Prentice of Motonium Design, the Mission R is compact, nimble, intelligent and downright fierce.
World Superbikespec components from Ohlins, Brembo, and Marchesini round out this serious built-for-racing package. The highest specification electric race bike to date, the Mission R can compete in the new TTXGP alternative energy race classes at various venues around the world where this new watercooled electric Superbike should easily dominate.
It probably would be very competitive in club level Superbike races where it might also be allowed to compete. The Mission R bristles with MissionEVT innovations. Energy and power dense MissionEVT battery modules put more energy into a smaller space. This gives the Mission R the ability to turn lap after high speed lap for most race distances.
The AC Induction motor produces 115ft lbs of torque and 141 HP, rocketing the bike from a standstill to over 160mph,all in one gear. Power is managed by the MissionEVT 100kW motor controller, with customizable regenerative braking maps, throttle maps and traction control enabling a new level of vehicle control.
Optimized for the race track, the Mission R features even more energy on board in their all-new race specific pac, and a hot swappable pack architecture. Mission’s advances in chassis tuning, throttle mapping and traction control maps for electric motorcycles all come with an obsession for lower track times.
Mission has not yet formulated any racing plans with the R for the 2011 season. No doubt major sponsorship support would be instrumental in helping Mission Motors to formulate a serious racing program. In the meantime, you can race your own Mission R for an announced price of $70,000 (before local taxes and shipping).
Mission R Specifications
141 horsepower liquid-cooled 3-phase AC induction
Crank: 115 ft-lb (0 – 6400RPM)
MissionEVT battery modules with integrated Battery Management System
Carbon fiber casing with dielectric liner
14.4 kW/h total energy storage
MissionEVT 100kw controller with integrated Vehicle Management System
Adjustable throttle mapping
WiFi & 3G data connectivity
Single speed, gear-driven primary reduction