A lap of Laguna aboard the Mission R

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At yesterday’s REFUEL zero emissions time trial event, Steve Rapp put the Mission R around Laguna Seca in 1:43.7 (unofficial). The previous record of 1:44.4 (official) was held by Michael Czysz and his 2010 MotoCzsyz E1pc. The two bikes, along with the Brammo Empulse RR, will likely race at Laguna at the TTXGP on MotoGP weekend. Here’s that lap.


  • jwinter

    I say this all the time but screw the haters. Electric bikes (and cars) are pretty amazing.
    I’m going to Laguna again this summer and I’m excited to see them run again.

  • Pete

    That noise makes me feel like Han Solo making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

    • Jeff

      Seconded for coolness

    • jp182

      third for awesomeness

    • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

      Fourth for the penultimate!

      (That does mean extra-epic ultimate, right?)

  • T Diver

    I agree. The bikes are dope. We need more.

  • Mr.Paynter


  • alang

    20 seconds a lap slower than the faster ICE bikes.

    • jwinter

      Which have 100 or so more years development time.

  • JaySD

    Anyone else have issues lately with firefox 4/5 not showing the vimeo embeds?

    • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate


    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      It could be a work firewall or something along those lines.

    • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan

      I’m having a problem with this on Google Chrome, but only at work. Like Wes, I suspect it has something to do with web blockers.

  • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

    Is there some way to get Chip Yates’ bike to look this bad-ass?

  • Adam

    They did not black flag him for the noise? LOL