We will now have to wait until the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2015 for the Mission R and Mission RS electric motorcycles.
It is reorganization time for the firm producing these bikes. It split up into 2 companies two years ago, with the creation of Mission Motorcycles and Mission Motors. The Mission R and RS were going to be developed by Mission Motorcycles, and Mission Motors was going to specialize into electric drivetrains for other OEMs. Well, now those two companies are back together under the umbrella of Mission Electric.
What does it really mean? Did Mission Electric find a new investor? Was the previous organization a failure? Is the new delay in the market introduction of the Mission R and RS the cause or a consequence of this reorganization? We don’t know yet what brought about these changes.
The Mission R and RS were supposed to be introduced this fall, which means there will now be at least another 9-month delay. Which is kind of sad, considering all the expectations riding on these bikes. That leaves us with Lightning and its LS-218. The web site says that “they will be build to order” and you can reserve one, but no availability date.
It looks like the Italian Energica Ego will be the first electric sports bike on the market, as it is still expected for “the beginning of 2015”.
Therefore, the Energica Ego will probably take the title of ” the Tesla of electric motorcycles”. What do you think?