2010 may very well be remembered in motorcycle circles as the year of electric bikes. Electric bikes have really come of age over the past year thanks to notables like the 150-mph Motoczysz E1PC and the 100-mph Brammo Empulse. Suddenly, e-bikes look like feasible alternatives to their gas-powered counterparts. No longer are electric powertrains the fodder of scooters and laughably underpowered bikes; electric bikes are becoming legit.
Take the all new Mission R, for instance. A successor to the Mission One, the Mission R includes a purpose-built frame and 160+ mph worth of capability derived strictly from the power of subatomic particles