One paragraph talks about how the bike uses all the same stuff as a Ducati, and the very next paragraph says its all custom one-off hardware. Charging 16kW in one hour will require 68 ampere 220V service. Actually more like 100A, since the charger can't be 100% efficient, especially at these excessive currents. Most dryer 220 outlets have a 20-ampere circuit breaker.
A 200hp induction motor? You can use aircraft motors made for 400Hz and that reduces size and weight by a factor of 10. I found a 400Hz permanent magnet alternator that has 20kVA
but it weights 365 pounds. Then we have the motor control. I have seen a Tesla Roadster motor controller. It is about 4 inches by 6 inches and almost the width of the car. Does this thing do flux-vector control?
They say that they do regenerative braking. That is pretty scary on a motorcycle, where racers are putting overrunning clutches on the drive-train so that engine compression does not break loose the rear tire when they let off the throttle. My racer buddies say you never use the rear brake other than parking. So is Mission really going to do significant regeneration off the rear tire?
Using the motor as a charging transformer is really brilliant, wish I had thought of it. Only its pretty hard to see how you can make a motor into a transformer without that troublesome spinning of the rotor. Maybe they just use a single phase, but then you get all the losses of the induced current in the rotor squirrel cage.
More likely, they are using the motor as a choke, or inductor, for the dc charging current.And so not to be Mr. Total Cynic, the data acquisition system looks
great and this is what Mission will end up selling instead of eBikes. What I would like to ask Mission: