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Mission Motors Unveils Electric Motorcycle with 150 Mile Range and 150mph Top Speed

Posted: Feb. 5th, 2009  |  By Motor Authority www.motorauthority.com
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Luxury Sport Bikes: Today's Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference held in Long Beach, California, saw the unveiling of a new all-electric motorcycle that its makers claim is the fastest of its kind in the world. The motorcycle is the new Mission One from American sports bike design firm Mission Motors.

The Mission One is the first product from the Californian start-up and it is destined to go on sale next year in a limited run of just 50 examples. Each bike will be priced at a substantial $68,995 but will be followed soon after by more affordable versions.

Power comes from a liquid-cooled 3 phase AC induction motor running on lithium-ion battery pack. The electric motor's linear torque curve provides peak torque of 100ft-lb at zero rpm - a feature petrol engines cannot match. This ensures that the motor delivers faster off-the-line acceleration than most petrol-powered motorcycles and does not require gear changes.

While no independent testing has been conducted, Mission Motors claims its Mission One will reach a top speed of 150mph and cover a 150 mile range on a single charge. Recharge times are expected to take roughly eight hours on a standard 110V outlet.

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