Mission R – Mission Motors Teases Its 2nd-Gen Racer

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Mission Motors is teasing the silhouette of its new Mission R race bike, which is set to go racing in 2011. While details are scarce on the Mission R’s technical aspects, we’ve been told that the new design looks very promising, and is more palatable visually to a larger audience than the original Mission One. It doesn’t take much for us to guess some aspects of the Mission R though, as Mission Motors was on-hand for Specialty Equipment Marketing Association show (SEMA) this week (you know that other industry trade show that’s going on), with a bevy of announcements.

The most prominent piece of news from the San Franciscan-based company is that it is making available its proprietary electric drive system, which will come from a special group inside the company, dubbed MissionEVT, which is focused on bringing EV tech to other companies and applications beyond motorcycles.

MissionEVT will design and supply electric components such as energy storage systems, drive systems, and software intelligence, along with engineering and integration services. The move isn’t too much of a surprise as many of the EV companies are developing technology that can be used outside of specific niches, and finding the quickest way to monetize is to sell specialty items, or provide technical know-how.

Undoubtedly we’ll see these systems at plain the Mission R, which will not only be a rolling testbed for Mission Motors’s technology, but also a marketing piece to show how Mission stands-up to other systems that are either commercially available or being developed.

Source: PlugBike & Mission Motors