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19Mission Electric delays motorcycle production, announces plans to enter automotive space

It's been a long, hard road for Mission Motorcycles. And it's been just as long and hard for the company's fans and would-be clients, who have been left waiting for their high-powered, stunningly beautiful and technologically advanced electric motorcycles to actually hit dealerships for what seems like ages. To such fans and would-be clients, we have good news, and we have bad news.

41Translogic 151: Mission Motorcycles

We Get An Early Ride On Mission's Range-Topping RS Electric Motorcycle

Translogic's new host Jonathon Buckley heads to La Honda, CA for the chance to ride the Mission RS electric motorcycle. Can this plug-in superbike from Mission Motorcycles keep up with the gas-powered competition? Jonathon puts the RS to the test, then sits down with Mission Motorcycles' founder and CEO Mark Seeger for some further insight.

10Mugen debuts new Shinden electric motorcycle for TT Zero race

Now includes tech from Mission Motors

To say that John McGuinness will win this year's TT Zero on the Isle of Man, riding the Shinden San for Team Mugen, and that his closest competitor will likely be his new teammate Bruce Anstey, would not be the boldest of predictions. MotoCsysz, the team that's dominated the previous four contests, is sitting out this year and McPint, as he sometimes called because his name bears a close resemblance to that of a certain brewer of fine, dark beer, is often the fastest man around the 37.799-mile S

5Mission Motorcycles sues co-founder, counter-suit expected

Mission Motorcycles is not Mission Motors. We say that off the start to avoid confusion about what follows. Mission Motors was started in San Francisco a few years back after exploding from its stealth cocoon, known as Hum Cycles. Mission Motorcycles was started much more recently by three gentlemen – Mark Seeger, Vincent Ip, and Andrew Ng – and partners symbiotically with Mission Motors for its technology. Ok, got that?

24Mission Motorcycles announces all-electric limited edition RS and R sportbikes

Ever since Mission Motors first showed off its electric motorcycle technology demonstrator, the Mission R, a chorus of would-be riders have strongly suggested that it be made available for sale. That advice has finally been taken to heart with the creation of a new entity, Mission Motorcycles, and the announcement of the Mission RS and Mission R (above).

17Mission Motors unbreaks our hearts, teases street-legal electric motorcycle

You know the feeling you get when the hottie you have a big crush on starts dating someone else, which breaks your heart, but then that relationship suddenly ends and your petit chou fleur is romantically-available again and your heart becomes unbroken? (Just indulge us and say, "Yes.") Well, that's kind of how we feel about the appearance of the above teaser from Mission Motors promising the most advanced, "highest performing street-legal electric vehicle ever made."

7Mission R ride reveals why electric motorcycles rock

We've been smitten with the Mission R electric motorcycle from Mission Motors since it was first revealed at the tail end of 2010. It looks beautiful, both stripped down naked or dressed up just enough to be street legal. Now living in something of an active retirement after handily winning the only road race it ever entered, the bike has recently found its way into the hands of a select few journalists, where it continues to make big impressions.

24Jay Leno checks out the Mission Motors Mission-R electric motorcycle

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

22Mission Motors Mission-R electric motorcycle checks in to Jay Leno's Garage

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

6Mission Motors electric racer stalks the streets of San Francisco, sends data home over wireless

If you happen to notice a drop-dead sexy motorcycle stalking the streets of San Francisco in stealth mode, it's quite likely to be the Mission R from Mission Motors. Yes, the very same all-electric machine that won last year's joint TTXGP - FIM ePower race at Laguna Seca might now be spied on its way to the neighborhood bakery or, as was the case recently, the local Dainese D-Store. Although there a number of race facilities in the area, it's a lot less logistically cumbersome to collect data by

7The 2011 Milan International Motorcycle Show will be electric

There are forecasts that the electric scooter and motorcycle market will see significant growth over the next few years and the 2011 edition of the Milan International Motorcycle show (EICMA) looks set to bear witness to those predictions. Of course, we've seen some awesome reveals there before, but it seems as though this year the floodgates will truly open up.

2Mission Motors attracts $9 million, closes B investment round

The past twelve months have been pretty good for Mission Motors and a fresh $9 million investment injection should make the next twelve that much better. After turning their backs on their original raison d'etre, the San Francisco startup launched the Mission EVT components division and immediately hooked up with Honda to put some fire in the belly of its HPD CR-Z. Then the company built the very sexy Mission R race bike that recently conquered all at the TTXGP/FIM e-Power race at Laguna Seca.

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27Mission Motors reveals race-ready Mission R

Mission Motors Mission R – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Mission Motors reveals race-ready Mission R

Mission Motors Mission R – Click above for high-res image gallery

6California Energy Commission leverages green transport with $9.6 million

The California Energy Commission has just approved grants to provide investment for eight recipients that should result in both greener transport and job creation. The $9.6 million disbursement is to be matched with $11,969,855 in private funds and hope abounds for hundreds of job to result. Some of the companies listed will be familiar to ABG readers; same goes for some of the technologies involved. Here is a quick summary of the projects:

3MissionEVT hybrid components appear in high performance Honda CR-Z hybrids

MissionEVT components integrated into Honda HPD CRZ hybrids – Click above for high-res image gallery

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