Sep 12, 2015
This is a street legal electric race motorcycle. Accelerating up to 100MPH+ and the battery fully charges in 3.9 hours. Where it matters most, the Empulse TT is fast. It is 10,400 watt hours of proof that Victory doesn’t just prove performance, we advance technology. The Empulse TT is effectively a rebadged Brammo Empulse R. […]
Oct 22, 2013
Mission Motorcycles has created a limited run of 40 Mission RS Electric Motorcycles, the highest performing street-legal electric vehicle ever produced. The 160hp 120kWh motor produces 130 ft/lbs of torque at 0 rpm, feats which have lead the incredible electric bike to claim large-margin victories at Laguna Seca, break 60mph in under 3 seconds, and […]
Aug 31, 2012
The promise of this new electric motorcycle is clear and simple: a top speed over 100 mph and a range in excess of 100 miles. Achieving either would give Brammo’s Empulse R a marked advantage over any other production electric motorcycle to date. Doing both holds the potential to rocket the nascent form of transportation […]
Nov 22, 2010
Former NASA employee, a gentleman by the name of Neal Saiki, recently introduced his ground-breaking electric Zero motorcycle. The unique cycle has the appearance of a motorcycle/bicycle hybrid, but operates powered by an 80- pound battery, amassing a total of 225 sleekly crafted pounds. The battery has a life expectancy of about 5 years, during which Saiki hopes improvements and innovations to the bike will prove it is as upgradable as he intended it to be. Unless you’ve got dough for days, the estimated 10 G price isn’t quite the bang for your buck. However, the cutting-edge motorcycle can take you from zero to 60 (mph, that is) in flash! The Zero can travel a total of 60 miles round-trip before needing a recharge. This “electrimoto”, as dubbed by Engadget, is a quiet, smooth, eco-friendly ride into the future of transportation…
producer: zero motorcycles
Oct 28, 2010
The electric vehicle is a cool idea too often poorly executed. Today’s batteries don’t have the oomph or range to be practical — unless you drop 100 grand for a Tesla. That’s why Brammo’s gearheads started with motorcycles. They’re so light that even readily available batteries can make one commute-worthy. The 285-pound Enertia is proof of that. At its heart is a lithium-iron-phosphate power cell designed to be as safe as it is efficient. “A plasma fire is not something we want to see,” company founder Craig Bramscher says. The Enertia charges in just over three hours and is good for 45 miles. The 13-kW motor silently propels the electro-cycle to 30 mph in 3.8 seconds — quick enough to beat that cab away from the light — and to a top speed of 53 mph. Brammo hasn’t created a highway-ready monster (yet), but Bramscher takes heart in what his creation can do: The electric motor’s instantaneous torque is perfect for wheelies.
Mar 25, 2010
Mission Motors builds the world’s fastest electric production motorcycle, Mission One.
Designed for Mission Motors, the bike was unveiled at the TED 2009 conference at Long Beach, California, today.
The announcement formally debuts Mission Motors, a San Francisco-based company geared to redefine the world of performance motorcycles. The company was founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs Forrest North (CEO), Edward West (President), and Mason Cabot (VP of Engineering).
Building on their backgrounds in engineering, a desire to develop clean vehicles, and a passion for motorcycles, the Mission Motors founders developed a proprietary high energy lithium ion battery pack that could provide both the range and acceleration needed for a high performance sportbike. The company (named Hum Cycles at the time) placed second in the transportation category of the 2007 California Cleantech Open, the largest cleantech business plan competition on the West Coast.
Designer: Yves Behar of fuseproject
Producer: Mission Motors
Design award: brit insurance design award 2010