Mission One heads to Isle Of Man for TTXGP

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The team at Mission Motors has completed a final test session at Infineon Raceway, crated up the Mission One electric superbike and shipped it to the Isle of Man in preparation for June 12′s zero emissions TTXGP. This video is the fist time we’ve caught a glimpse of the frame, which appears to be a steel trellis configured to contain large battery packs and an electric motor. While not as wild as the MotoCzysz E1pc, its closest rival, the Mission One should still turn in a seriously fast lap of the 37.7-mile mountain course. The top speed of the road bike is 150mph, expect the racer to be capable of at least that much.

Next week Thomas Montano will be conducting final testing around the Isle of
Man’s roads. The Mission One is the only TTXGP competitor that we have
power and torque figures for, well at least for the road bike: 140bhp
(est) and 100lb/ft of torque. What we don’t know the weight, likely to
far exceed conventional gas-powered superbikes thank to the batteries.
The road-going version goes on sale next year for $68,995.

We’ve been told by the TTXGP that there should be a live video stream
of the race online. We’ll confirm details in the next few days, but you
can expect to find coverage here regardless.

Mission Motors via Autopia

  • Marshall

    Thank God they’re doing a live feed.

  • deltablues

    So, who is going to race this bike at the TT? What would be really neat would be for someone like Guy Martin who is fairly strong competitor at the TT do a lab on this bike and provide some feedback and compare it to his combustion powered Honda CBR.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Thomas Montano, he’s got experience there on MV Agustas.

      Here’s a complete list.

      Team name Class Rider
      Mission Motors Pro 3A Thomas Montano
      Kingston University Open George Spence
      EVOdesign Pro 3A Paul Owen
      MotoCzysz Pro 3A Mark Miller
      KillaCycle Racing/Lightning Motorcycles Pro 3A Alan Connor
      eROCKIT Pro 3A David Madsen-Mygdal
      Barefoot Motors Racing Pro 3A Chris Petty
      Imperial TTxGP Open Chris Palmer
      Brammo/BIKE Pro 3A Roy Richardson
      Team Agni Pro 3A Robert Barber
      HTBLAUVA – TGM Pro 3A Paul Dobbs
      ManTTx Racing Open Dan Kneen
      TORK Open John Crellin
      XXL Pro 3A Thomas Schoenfelder
      EVOdesign Pro 3A Ollie Linsdell
      Electric Motorsport Open Chris Heath
      Electric Motorsport Pro 3A Roger Maher
      Peace e-rider Open Antonio Maseo
      Brunel X-team Pro 3A Steve Harper
      Brammo/BIKE Pro 3A Mark Buckley

  • http://ridethetorquecurve.blogspot.com hoyt

    this sounds better than the Csycz bike (based on the little audio at the end). I like it. Good luck

  • http://sr500project.blogspot.com/ Anders

    By the look of the pit crew, with blazers and Macs, you’d expect the guys to be installing and setting up a new server. Can’t wait for the race.

    • http://www.robotribe.com robotribe

      Anders: “By the look of the pit crew, with blazers and Macs, you’d expect the guys to be installing and setting up a new server. Can’t wait for the race.”

      Yep. I was thinking the same thing.

      Revenge of the Nerds 4: Electric Boogaloo

      (Looking forward to this race too!)

  • aoelus

    More info here:

    The Mission One certainly looks the business.

  • http://www.e-bkr.com Martin

    Awesome news about the TTXGP being televised, well even if it is only on the internet!


  • http://artistruth.livejournal.com will

    Wow! I didn’t know there were that many TTXGP entries. I mean, half of them are universities shoehorning batteries in existing bikes + bodywork, but still. Incredible variety too.

  • Telekom

    Looks great, can’t wait. I’m no racer but in the picture titled “Mission One at Infineon entering a corner” the rider looks like he’s about to leap off and send the bike down the road… Or is it extreme sit-up braking?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Braking and transitioning to hanging off for the corner.

  • http://motovation.wordpress.com pete

    why no transmission on these electric bikes? you would think that a slower spinning motor would be more efficient than a faster spinning one.