What the Mission One will sound like when it passes you

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Mission-One-Flyby.jpgHFL superfriends John Adamo and Harry Mallin recently grabbed a world first, two-up test ride of the pre-production Mission One. While a strict nondisclosure agreement prevents them from sharing pictures, riding impressions or much of anything, they were able to grab this sound clip of a high speed flyby.

Making 100lb/ft of torque, an undisclosed amount of horsepower and with a
measured one-way top speed in excess of 160mph, it’s inevitable that
you’re going to hear a sound like this once the Mission One finally goes
on sale. When’s that going to be? Company founder Edward West says
they’re aiming to roll out a production-ready bike this fall.

  • http://www.brammofan.com Harry Mallin

    I’m pretty sure that this recording was not taken during the ride with John. No screaming of “Stop! Slow down! Let me off!” was my first clue.

  • http://plugbike.com/ John Adamo

    Yes, all I can really say is it is an amazing bike.

    I’m really glad they added a saddle horn to the bike. It felt wrong but it is a very innovative feature for people into 2 up riding. I’d make it a lot bigger though…

    • http://www.brammofan.com Harry Mallin

      Must you “turn it up to 11″ so soon?

  • http://plugbike.com/ John Adamo

    Hey, you said I was riding bitch, that’s push’n 10.5 already. You left me not option.

  • Larry Friedman

    They really should have made it sound like Vader’s Tie.

  • Nick

    you forgot to add in ‘on the track’ as in ‘when it passes you ON THE TRACK’. since, as we know too well, no one should ever travel more than 55mph on the road.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      55 MPH?! What are you, some kind of hooligan? We never go over 30.

  • R6 Power

    In order to compare electric bikes to petrol, we need weight, HP, 0-60 acceleration and top speed.

    Also they should show lap times in world known tracks like Laguna Seca or Indianapolis.

    Until an electric bike won’t beat a petrol bike on the track, I will not consider buying one.

    • Nick

      By your username (R6 Power) I’m going to take a guess that you ride an R6 Yamaha. Your comment or at least the comment you meant to make (the one you actually made reads: you won’t consider an electric bike until it DOESN’T beat a petrol bike) confuses me as to why only ride measly 600cc and not a proper 1000cc superbike.

  • Deltablues

    Turn it up and you can hear them saying “We got 163″.

    You know, on my Daytona 675, I always ride faster when I have my ear plugs in versus when I ride with just my helmet. Something about all the wind and engine noise keeps my speed down.

    On a motorcycle this quite I bet I would get plenty of speeding tickets.

  • Kevin White

    @Deltablues: I don’t think I’d ride over 30mph without earplugs.

    So when can I drive down to the dealer with my GF and ride home on one of these?

  • AK

    Mission One look AND sound great!

    Wheelies on the electro-bike?! They’ll be in contention w/ the petrol scoots soon, imagine that, gas versus batteries.

  • MTGR

    Interesting … I had begun to think that were going to sound like plummeting stock value.

  • http://www.pedalgents.com Seb

    Geez, that’s like a F/A 18 Fly-by but on a motorcycle.
    So awesome that this is happening. can’t wait to own an electric MV Agusta in 2020!

  • The Grudz


  • http://electrovelocity.com/ Ben Branch

    I was half expecting the recording to make no sound at all :) Not long now till I have to sell my fiance to a wealthy Arab gentleman in order to afford one of these. Oh well. At least I won’t need gas money.

  • Maarten

    Great to hear the buzzz of the wheels rolling and the wind thundering around the bodywork! Go Electric!

  • Tom

    Sounds a great deal quieter than the TTXGP bikes from the Isle of Man. That sounded more like pure wind noise than chain and gear whine mixed with tire noise.

  • vic

    it’s a good thing nobody farted otherwise we would have missed the sound of fury

  • Pamberjack

    I’m sorry – but it looks like that bastard child of a motorbike and a pretentious, over-priced interior design job.

    No. Hang on. It looks like it was designed exclusively to be featured in WALLPAPER magazine.

  • http://www.moonlakevintage.com james

    I not going to bag onthe theory of electric bikes anymore. I would say that I like this design…I like the front end the best. Sort of reminds me of a Cagiva 500 GP bike which in turn reminds me of a Nurse Shark. I like the fact that it doesn’t copy the current sport bike but doesn’t look like a “HEY I’M ELECTRIC BIKE !!!”

  • http://twitter.com/greatistheworld will

    insert hilarious hear-that-it’s-the-winds-of-change comment here.