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What do you get when you combine lithium-ion batteries with a high-performance electric motor and components straight from the racing circuit? Answer: The fastest production electric motorcycle in the world.
Lithium Ion Batteries.
In the design of battery packs for electric vehicles (EV's), high-energy gives you range while high power gives you performance. The battery pack in a Mission Motorcycle gives you both. For years, batteries have been the limiting factor for EV's. They were heavy, large, and expensive. Lithium-ion batteries have changed that landscape. When customers demanded longer battery-life out of cel phones and laptops, lithium-ion batteries responded by getting lighter and cheaper. Today's laptop batteries carry three times as much energy and cost half as much as the best batteries available ten years ago.
Mission motorcycles use the most energy dense lithium-ion batteries available on the market. That makes us different from most other electric vehicle companies. Most vehicle manufacturers opt for lower energy cells that are simpler to manage, but result in vehicles with limited performance and limited range. The high-energy lithium-ion cells in a Mission Motorcycle allow us to get the 150 miles of range that riders expect when on a sportbike. Meanwhile, our patented battery cooling and management technologies allow our bikes to safely draw more power from these cells, giving them the acceleration of a race bike.
High Performance Electric Motor.
Mission motorcycles' induction motor provides over 100 foot-pounds of torque. Unlike an engine, however, the torque curve on our electric is completely flat. The rider feels 100 foot-pounds of torque at a standstill, at 60 mph, and everywhere in between. Gasoline motorcycle require multiple gears in order to provide power at different speeds. The torque curve on our electric motor means that a Mission motorcycle can achieve gasoline sportbike performance with no gears. And all that power comes in a package about the size of a soccer ball.
Technology Meets Speed.
At Mission, we are using technology to build a smarter ride. On a Mission Motorcycle, the onboard computer does more than run the bike. It comes fully equipped with data acquisition system and wireless communication capabilities. On a Mission Motorcycle, riders can capture ride data in real time and wirelessly download that data to a computer to share with friends. Gone are the days of tuning your engine with a wrench. On a Mission Motorcycle, you tune your ride in minutes with your laptop computer.
100% Torque without Shifting.
On a motorcycle, torque is a visceral feeling. It is the rush of powering out of a curve with your knee sliding on the ground. It is the pull in your gut when you are coming off the line at full throttle. On gasoline bikes, torque means shifting gears, matching speeds, and dropping the clutch. On the Mission One, there is no clutch. There are no gears. There is just 100 foot-pounds of torque, available anywhere between 0 and 60 mph.
The Mission One's flat torque curve provides power at any speed, eliminating distracting gear decisions. The lack of shifting combined with the silence of an electric drive reduces riding to its purest form: the rider, the road, and power on demand.
Top Line Components.
We have complimented our groundbreaking powertrain with the best components money can buy. The Mission One is a superbike in all aspects of the word. The 2010 model comes equipped with: Ohlins inverted front forks, 43mm TiN coated tubes, Ohlins fully adjustable shock, Brembo 4 piston monobloc calipers, Marchesini wheels, and race compound tires.
The Mission One recaptures the kinetic energy of the motorcycle during braking and turns it into electrical energy stored in the batteries. By recapturing energy, the Mission One goes further on a single charge. The Mission One also allows riders to tune their regenerative braking to fit with their riding style.
The Mission One's onboard charger allows riders to recharge from any standard wall socket. Recharging from empty to full takes 2.5 hours off of a 220V outlet (8 hours off of a 110V). In California, which has the 11th highest electricity prices in the US, "filling up" your bike only costs you $1.96.
Real Time Data Acquisition.
The Mission One's data acquisition feature allows riders to capture ride data in real time. Riders can record ride data, such as speed, location, or lean angle; or bike data, such as motor current, battery voltage, or efficiency. Riders can take that data to their computer to analyze their performance, brag to other riders, or prepare for their next ride.
The Mission One is the first wireless enabled motorcycle. It introduces riders to a new way of connecting to their motorcycle. When going to work on their bike, a Mission One rider will take a computer more often than a wrench. Riders will be able to download ride data, check bike status, and update bike settings in a matter of seconds through a seamless user interface.
Low Maintenance Costs.
The Mission One lacks a combustion engine. That means no oil changes, no gaskets, no timing belts, no valve replacements, or spark plugs. The list goes on. The Mission One powertrain will cost less to maintain than any comparable gasoline sportbike. The battery pack on the Mission One is modular, allowing for individual sections to be replaced if they fail.
Battery Pack: High Energy Lithium-Ion w/ Integrated Thermal Management System
Motor: Liquid-cooled, 3-phase AC Induction
Torque: 100 lb-ft @ 0 to 6,500 rpm
Transmission: Single speed
Suspension/Front: Ohlins 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Ohlins Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel
Brakes/Front: Dual Brembo 310mm disc; Brembo radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear: Brembo 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Wheels/Tires/Front: Marchesini forged aluminum 3.5" x 17", 120/70ZR17 - race Compound
Wheels/Tires/Rear: Marchesini forged aluminum 6.0"x17", 190/55ZR17 - race Compound
Top Speed: 150mph
Range: 150 miles per charge (est. EPA drive cycle)
Recharge Time: Under 2 Hours @ 240V (8 Hours @ 120V)
Interactive Feature: Adjustable regenerative rear wheel braking
Interactive Feature: Intuitive / adjustable data acquisition system
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