The crew from Mission Motors took the time to stop by Jay Leno's Garage to give the comedian a peek at the Mission-R electric motorcycle. The machine uses 14-kWh lithium-ion batteries paired with a 120-kilowatt motor, which means there's around 161 horsepower on hand. Mission says the combination can get rider and machine to 60 miles per hour in around three seconds while scooting to a top speed of 160 mph. Not too shabby. The whole package weighs in at around 550 pounds and gives riders a range of 80-100 miles depending on how frisky they are with the throttle.

Mission says the company wanted to pursue a race bike because of the challenges the platform presents. Namely, the machine has to serve up impressive performance while remaining fairly lightweight, meaning there's little space for massive battery packs. Leno is no stranger to electric bikes or motorcycles. The guy has a stable of two-wheel machines, both internal-combustion and EV. Scroll down to check out the video for yourself.



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      PACMK02
      • 2 Years Ago
      This bike brings me back childhood memories. It sounds and kinda looks like Battlestar Galactica flying bikes from the '80's, hehe... Dress two guys like Apollo and Starbuck and let them ride full blast at the freeway and you will see what I mean. Great bike...it's a shame it can't fly, hahaha...
      Jarett Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks fun, I don't know about the no shifting thing though. I like transmissions lol! Cool way of thinking though, and like Jay said... I whole new/different way to do things
      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was one cool bike. With electric motors, the full power is available almost instantaneously so I bet this thing is like a rocket. Jay had some pretty quick starts on his ride and I don't even think he was giving it full power. I think that if you were not traveling terribly far or needing to carry anything with you (going to work, visiting friends), this would be the perfect commuter vehicle. I am curious how long it takes to charge the batteries.
      Hector Estrada
      • 2 Years Ago
      the specs are nice but what about the price?
        Val
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hector Estrada
        not for sail, unfortunatelly. Would be more than $20,000 probably, if it was available
          Val
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Val
          sale, i meant sale
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Nathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      550 pounds lol wtf, that's over 35% heavier than comparable internal combustion bikes, not to mention having about 1/3rd of the range. No thanks.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      BTW, couldn't help keeping my eyes off of Jay's bald spot. Haven't seen that before. Sucks.
      JR
      • 2 Years Ago
      Electric bikes don't have throttles,just like the Leaf doesn't have a gas pedal.
      Bogie
      • 2 Years Ago
      The price will be the deciding factor when a company uses Mission's technology. I don't live in the States so I'm not sure all of the requirements, but I wonder if it would fall under at least part of the tax credits available to help offset the cost.
      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      RSV4 in the background... drooooool.
        Redline
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Redline
        Wow, it's heavy. Wonder how much it would cost? How do you clutch it up for a wheelie? And, will you be able to operate the tablet with gloves? Performance figures look good though.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      550lb "Not excessive" !? On a sport-bike? Haha ok.
        graphikzking
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Gotta remember there is no "dry vs wet weight" so even though it's high, it's not nearly as much as you would first think. I had a few sport bike in 2000-2004 and they all weight around 380-420 DRY. So I realize now they have really pushed the envelope as far as weight reduction. This thing also may be able to keep a low center of gravity since it doesn't have a gas "tank". Maybe we can make it a storage compartment?
      Dennis Perez
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they are taken to the cleaners by MV Agusta. This is an obvious KNOCK OFF of the legendary F4. They should sue, I don't care about this project if they are resorting to stealing. They are trying to guilt you into buying an eco friendly superbike for pure profit while blatantly stealing ripping off Massimo Tamburini's masterpiece. For Shame Mission Motors.
        Paul Turton
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Perez
        it looks nothing like a mv, looks more like the older zx6r or triumph 675
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