Electric motorbike that promises 150 MPH unveiled

February 8th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 8(ANI): For all those who have a passion for bikes, heres some good news: Mission Motors is coming up with an electric motorcycle that promises a speed of almost 150 miles per hour.

The bike, dubbed as Mission One, gets its power from 3-phase AC induction motor and a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery, which the company claims, delivers 150 miles.

Moreover, it takes just two hours to get recharged at 240 volts.

The top-shelf hardware includes Ohlins suspension at both ends, four-piston Brembo brakes and Marchesini forged wheels.

The components - and the claimed 150 horsepower - put the bike on par with hardcore sportbikes like the Ducati 1198.

The motorcycle developed by former Tesla Motors engineer will begin selling them next year for 69,000 apiece dollars.

“As a motorcycle enthusiast and engineer, I knew I could combine my passion for motorcycles with my passion for innovation and create a motorcycle that truly sets a new standard in the perception of electric vehicles,” Wired.com quoted company founder and CEO Forrest North as saying.

“With Mission One, we”re writing the next chapter in motorcycle design, delivering a new riding experience without sacrificing performance or design in a zero emissions vehicle,” he added. (ANI)

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