Mission One Electric Bike Topped 150 mph
Since returning from the TTXGP, where it clinched a fourth place at the Isle of Man, Mission Motors' engineering team worked hard on improving the Mission One performances, that now is the world's fastest street-legal all-electric motorcycle.
The machine that achieved the speed record is a prototype of the electric superbike which will go on sale next year. The bike is powered by a high energy lithium-ion battery which has a range of 150 miles between charges and can be recharged in just two hours.
The company is selling 300 Mission One electric motorcycles in the 2010 model year, with the first 50 Premier Limited Edition models already available for reservation.
“I give the credit for this achievement to our extraordinary engineering team. We set this record on our first visit to the Bonneville Salt Flats on poor salt conditions and in high cross-winds. And to set it with our production prototype vehicle, not a custom Bonneville bike is truly amazing," said Edward West, Mission Motors Founder and President, in a statement for the press.
"We've all known what was possible for the Mission One for some time, and to set this record is very gratifying. It's a watershed moment for electric vehicles and further proof that the era of the electric superbike has begun. Electric is no longer the future of high-performance motorcycling; it is the present," added West.