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Hot New Mission R Electric Motorcycle Unveiled Today

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On December 17, 2010 @ 3:11 pm In Green Transportation | No Comments

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Green rides [2] have been looking sexier and sexier, and the new Mission R electric motorcycle [3] just upped the ante even more. Mission Motors [4] unveiled the hot new ride today, and it’s already been receiving a lot of attention for its 141 horsepower motor and jaw-dropping good looks.

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“The Mission R packs 14.4 kWh and 141 horsepower in a package smaller than a modern 600cc sportbike [6]. The liquid-cooled 3-phase AC Induction motor creates 115 ft-lbs of torque at the crank from 0 to 6400 RPM, propelling the Mission R to a top speed of over 160mph in a singe gear. The MissionEVT 100kW motor controller, with customizable regenerative braking maps and throttle maps, allows the rider to tune the bike to his or her preferences,” writes Mission in their announcement of the electric bike [7].

Also of note is the R’s usage of “swappable architecture” for their batteries, which Treehugger [8] speculates means that they can be swapped quickly between races or during pit stops.

+ Mission Motors [4]

Via Earth2Tech [9]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/mission-r-motorcycle-4.jpg

[2] Green rides: http://inhabitat.com/category/transportation/

[3] electric motorcycle: http://inhabitat.com/brammo-unveils-100-mph-electric-motorcycle-with-100-mile-range/

[4] Mission Motors: http://www.ridemission.com/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/mission-r-motorcycle-2.jpg

[6] sportbike: http://inhabitat.com/student-refits-50-motorcycle-to-run-on-solar-power/

[7] electric bike: http://inhabitat.com/m55-unveils-beast-hybrid-electric-bike/

[8] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/12/mission-motors-mission-r-electric-racing-motorcycle.php

[9] Earth2Tech: http://gigaom.com/cleantech/mission-motors-shows-off-new-electric-racing-bike/

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