There are a few companies that are putting together electric battery powered motorbikes at the moment. California-based Mission is working on something a bit more ambitious than a getting-around bike. For one thing, it does 150mph. And for another it has a range of around 150 miles. To put that in perspective, a “normal” electric bike at the moment seems to get about 55mph and a 60 mile range if you take it easy on the throttle (“gas” doesn’t do it here).
Mission Motors are now accepting reservations for the Premier Limited Edition Mission One Superbike. Limited to 50 numbered units they will be ready for delivery at the end of 2010.
The deposit amount is £3,171, and the sales price is £43,763 www.ridemission.com