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Ride Review: Mission Motors Mission R

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How do you begin to talk about riding the Mission Motors Mission R electric superbike? Without question, this machine is unlike anything else. It is drop-dead sexy in that completely unobtainable sort of way, it has more neck-snapping torque than a 1000cc sport bike, and it is electric…just like your toaster oven…

…We could talk lap times, lean angles, and wheelies per second. At its heart, Asphalt & Rubber is sport bike blog, and sport bikers are a very metric driven group. How much power does it have? And how much does it weigh? Ok, and maybe there should be an inquiry into the chances of the bike getting you laid on a Friday night. That being said, the only real metric you need to know is that in the hands of Steve Rapp, the Mission R could give any AMA Supersport rider and machine a serious run for their money at Laguna Seca, for about eight laps…

…The motorcycle I just described to you is the Mission R pictured in the photo at the top of this article, and recently we had the chance to ride the pride of Mission Motors through the streets of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge to Mt. Tamalpais, and out past Stinson Beach & Bolinas Bay, before eventually returning home along the cliffs of the Pacific Coast Highway.

The beginning of a long and lovely article, somewhat amazing for folks who haven’t considered astounding power and performance as something quiet and cool. Jensen Beeler had more fun than he might otherwise be allowed.

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Written by Ed Campbell

August 6, 2012 at 2:00 am

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  1. As a motorcyclist I’m divided about electric bikes. Good in theory but until range is realistic, refueling is quick and a way to make them audibly noticeable is developed, they will be off my radar. The power is pretty impressive though.

    Mark

    August 6, 2012 at 5:27 am


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