Mission Motors land speed record attempt at Bonneville Salt Flats
By: +David Herron; Date: July 20, 2018
Tags: Mission MotorsIn 2009 after its appearance at the 2009 TTXGP at the Isle of Man, Mission Motors went to the Bonneville Salt Flats for land speed record racing. They achieved a record of 150.059 miles/hr - that was later surpassed by Lightning Motorcycles.
Jeremy Cleland piloted the zero-emissions Mission One Electric Superbike to claim the national AMA top speed record for an electric motorcycle, achieving a record 150.059 mph two-pass average run sustained for one mile at Bonneville Speedway on September 1st, 2009. Lead up runs to the record saw one-way speeds across the mile stretch of 161mph.
The record-breaking top speed was achieved at the annual BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Speedway, approximately 90 miles west of Salt Lake City, UT. This event offers world and national record setting opportunities to top contenders in many classes. The Mission One achieved a top speed higher than 70% of the gasoline powered entrants.
This video features Mitchell Pierce pulling power wheelies and cornering hard at Infineon Raceway and Jeremy Cleland obliterating the landspeed record.
Mission Motors has targeted high performance and iconic design in the development of its first vehicle, the Mission One. With a top speed of over 150 mph, a 150-mile range and unparalleled access to torque, the Mission One surpasses the performance of other production electric motorcycles and rivals gas-powered incumbents. The motorcycles are hand-built in San Francisco, California, with a radical commitment to environmental sustainability.