Mission RS Motorcycle: More Thrills Per Charge

Between the cost and the typically subdued thrill factor, it can be tough to get amped up about an electric motorcycle. And while the Mission RS ($60,000) may escalate the sticker shock, it also greatly dials up the desire. The RS (stands for “Race Special”) is a street-legal version of the prototype that won the 2011 TTXGP electric grand prix at Laguna Seca, finishing a mind-shattering 39.98 seconds ahead of the closest competitor. To commemorate that 40-second win, Mission Motorcycles will only be making 40 of these babies. A 160 horsepower (120 kW) electric motor generates 120 pound-feet of torque, and the RS goes from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds with a top speed of 150 mph. The lithium-ion battery has a max range of 200 miles.

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