I guess if you were around in the era of two strokes, you would complain that these new-fangled four strokes should made smoke and smell awful.They should add different sound effects to the throttle. One day you can be an RSV4, next day a Duc, next day an R1 and so on. Or at least a hockey card and a clothes peg for the wheels.
Oh, BMW is not trying to make money? It's a non-profit organization?knew this a long time ago.. released in june i believe.
I don't think they are very good in this technology, Mark wants to make money, not really making inventions or improving things.
I will personally wait for other manufacturers to catch up with electric bikes, for instance BMW.
I doubt you can charge in 10 minutes. The batteries are 12-17Kwh, with a 9 kwh charger ($1200), so it's 1.5-2 hours. They don't make sense in terms of money savings, yet.This. and 10 min charging time?
I think they are the same company. Mission sells its inverter and motor alone.The Mission RS is being produced in a limited production run of 40 units and costs $59,000. The cheaper priced Mission R will be produced in larger quantities using, from my understanding, lower spec'd but still high quality suspension, tires and some other parts. The RS apparently uses all top notch race quality parts.
Does anyone know if there is any significant difference between the Mission Motorcycles R versus the Mission Motors R that was released a couple of years earlier? There is a partnership between the two companies and I believe the electric motor is essentially the same. I wonder if the curb weight on the bike from Mission Motorcycles is the same as the one from Mission Motors; it tipped the scales at 545 lbs.
Except for the speed. It does make a sound, kind of like George Jetson's flying car.Seems to me that it takes the entire "fun" out of riding a superbike.
About the same point as 150ish sports bikes for public roads.over 500lb top speed 120ish... What would be the point in this bike?
Does it have traction control? ABS? What technologies have they invented seriously?Oh, BMW is not trying to make money? It's a non-profit organization?
The bike has internet connectivity, regenerative braking, 150hp, it's the first fast electric for sale in the US- what exactly is not innovative? A lot of the tech on this bike was developed in the Stanford area and is used by Tesla. The only other sports electric is an Italian bike with 1/3 the range.
The bike is designed for future upgrades, with new battery packs swappable.
Integrated HD cameras with telemetry overlay.
built-in GPS nav
Wireless helmet HUD support
top-grade Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes.
The only real issue with these bikes is weight, they are close to 500lbs.
BMW's electric effort is a big scooter. Their car effort is definitely a joke. This is one aspect of motoring where the US actually leads the world.
I would be wary of any BMW electric -they have an awful track record with Bosch reliability in their cars.
That's a nice video.About the same point as 150ish sports bikes for public roads.
This is from another thread on this bike, but Jay Leno tried one, and bought it.
They have the power inverter and motor as a patent design. No ABS. I'm not sure if TC is necessary on a motor hat has a true linear output.Does it have traction control? ABS? What technologies have they invented seriously?
Just trying to create a sensible conversation here, internet connectivity, regen, hd cams, gps, hud, everything here are not new.
Nothing make us wow like the Tesla cars.