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

11/03/2010 @ 11:21 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

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

  • Man, the orientation of that rear shock is killing me. Looks upside down too.

    This should be good for electric motorcycle racing. Wonder what series they will run.

  • Bill

    The silhouet looks very similar to the Motoczysz E1. Except that rear shock!

  • Dr. Gellar

    By the silhouette alone, this bike looks like a major improvement over the Mission One machine. Can’t wait to see more details.

    I just hope that the powers that be in electric racing (TTXGP and FIM) can get their act together and work on developing a single, unified electric racing series. That may go a long way to getting more of the big players in electric motorcycles to compete. It may be wishful thinking, but imagine an electric racing series with Mission, MotoCzysz, Brammo, Lightning, and SWIGZ.COM (Chip Yates’ machine) all competing against each other! That doesn’t even include international teams and makes like Agni or eCRP, nor all of the other more privateer efforts, nor other potential possibilities like Roehr or Zongshen and others I have failed to mention. Could be really cool, and certainly good for the sport and the industry.