Gallery: Yves Béhar Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle

 

Just yesterday Yves Béhar unveiled the Mission One, the world’s fastest electric production motorcycle. The fantastic looking bike is the brainchild of Mission Motors and Fuseproject, and is designed to have a top speed of 150mph, with a range of around 150 miles. Yves Béhar’s projects have always exhibited a deft balance between stunning aesthetics and sustainable design, and his latest opus is no exception.

If you were to name some of the coolest projects that you’ve seen here at Inhabitat, the odds are that at least one of them was conceived by industrial designer extraordinaire Yves Béhar. Unveiled at this year’s TED conference, the Mission One motorcycle is the designer’s latest groundbreaking design. The fully electric motorcycle boasts 100 lb-ft of torque and is powered by a high-energy lithium-Ion battery that charges in under two hours.

The bike is currently being exhibited at the Kohler Livinghome at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. The first 50 bikes will be delivered in 2010, and will run a cool $68,995, so it’s time to start saving.

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3 Comments

  1. blueblack February 14, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I am astounded that people buy into this crap. A very sad state of affairs.

  2. uncompromise February 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    ok …. somewhere along the line i think we forgot the third leg of sustainability …. $70K for a bike?

  3. yellow eyes February 6, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    $68,995, now that will make them fly out of showrooms. Did I miss something about the “green” revolution? Obviously the manufacturer is focused on this, but in a different context.

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