Mission R Electric

 

 

 

American electric motorcycle Mission R featuring the company’s latest powertrain technology and an entirely new race-ready design, the motorcycle will lead the company’s upcoming 2011 racing program.

“This bike represents the culmination of all the company’s learning in both electric powertrains and motorcycle engineering, and is the purest expression of electric performance," said Mission Motors’ Founder Edward West.

The Mission R packs 14.4 kWh and 141 horsepower in a package smaller than a modern 600cc sportbike. The liquid-cooled 3-phase AC Induction motor creates 115 ft-lbs (156 Nm) of torque at 6,400 rpm, propelling the Mission R to a top speed of over 160 mph (258 km/h) in a singe gear.

The MissionEVT 100kW motor controller, with customizable regenerative braking maps and throttle maps, allows riders to tune the bike to their preferences. All vehicle and ride data is accessible via WiFi or 3G connections.

In terms of design, the Mission R chassis is intended for integrating and balancing the weight and volume of a large EV battery pack into a motorcycle chassis. The chassis is wrapped in a new and aerodynamic industrial design, with a small frontal-area and aggressive ergonomics.

The Mission R will hit the track in early 2011 and will compete in the TTXGP racing series along with other races, events, and demonstrations. Pricing and availability has yet to be announced.

“Racing is in our DNA,” West said. “We are excited to be returning to the track in 2011 with the phenomenal Mission R. The crucible of the racing circuit is one of the key ways we advance our technology. Pushing the envelope for what is possible with electric drive shapes not only the future of motorsports, but the future of transportation.”

Mission R Specifications

Motor: 141 horsepower liquid-cooled 3-phase AC induction

Torque: Crank: 115 ft-lb (0 – 6400RPM)

Top Speed: 160+ mph

Energy Storage

* MissionEVT battery modules with integrated Battery Management System
* Carbon fiber casing with dielectric liner
* Swappable architecture
* 14.4 kWh total energy storage

Power Control:
MissionEVT 100kW controller with integrated Vehicle Management System

* Adjustable throttle mapping
* Regenerative braking
* WiFi & 3G data connectivity

Transmission:
Single speed, gear-driven primary reduction

Chassis:
RADD-designed Quad-Element Frame

* Billet aluminum and
* Chrome-moly
* Power-Unit as fully-stressed member
* Battery box as semi-stressed member

Front Suspension:

* Öhlins FGR-000 TTX25 Gas Charged Fork
* Adjustment for preload, ride height, high and low speed compression and rebound

Rear Suspension:

* Single-sided billet aluminum swingarm with linear wheelbase/chain adjustment
* Öhlins TTX36 Shock and progressive linkage system
* Adjustment for preload, ride height, high and low speed compression and rebound

Wheels:
Marchesini forged magnesium 10-spoke.

* Front: 17” x 3.5”
* Rear: 17” X 6”

Front Brake

* 2 Brembo 320 mm narrow-band racing stainless rotors
* 2 Brembo 2-piece billet 4-piston 30/34 mm differential bore radial-mount calipers

Rear Brake

* 245 mm stainless rotor
* Brembo HPK 2-piston 34 mm caliper