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Mission R And RS Motorcycles: Fast, Electric, And Internet Connected Photo:
 
 
Trevor Collett | Sep, 30 2013 | 1 Comment

Misson Motorcycles new R and limited edition RS electric bikes are not only blisteringly fast, they are also the first motorcycles in the world connected to the internet.

Riders can opt to use the integrated high definition camera mounted in the front-end to record telemetry data including speed and lean angles, which is then overlayed onto a Google map.

The internet-connectivity can also be used to source turn-by-turn directions, which can be viewed through the wireless head-up display.

Around 119kW of power is available from the electric powerplant, which delivers a 0-100km/h time of less than three seconds on its way to a limited top speed of over 240km/h.

Mission says that speed is electronically limited, specifically to preserve battery life.

Thanks to the electric motor characteristics, the 163Nm of torque is basically available from zero RPM, while the motor itself is just one-tenth the weight of similar internal combustion engines.

The torque figure is up a healthy 28Nm on the Mission One model electric motorcycle from 2009 as well.

The Mission R features Öhlins suspension, Marchesini forged aluminum wheels and a fully-adjustable braking system along with a choice of three battery packages; 12kWh, 15kWh, or 17kWh with the latter offering 220km of combined range and a charge time of around one hour.

Misson RS bikes will be limited to a production run of just 40, with each featuring carbon-fibre wheels and Öhlins forks with the 17kWh battery pack being the only option.

Revealed in June, the new Mission range is now on sale in the US, priced from US$29,990 plus on-roads (AU$32,248) for the Mission R, rising to US$72,499 plus on-roads (AU$77,956) for the Mission RS with optional “GP pack”.

 
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