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Author Topic: RideApart reviews the 2014 Mission RS  (Read 1200 times)

Richard230

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RideApart reviews the 2014 Mission RS
« on: August 04, 2013, 05:02:46 AM »

Here is a link to Wes Siler's RideApart's review of the production 2014 Mission RS "collector's addition" $59,000 model.

http://rideapart.com/2013/08/rideapart-review-2014-mission-rs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HellForLeather+%28Hell+For+Leather%29
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Re: RideApart reviews the 2014 Mission RS
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 05:40:03 AM »

Nice review and the sound clip of that thing is amazing! When guys gripe about not liking electric because they have no sound have never heard that! LOL
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Re: RideApart reviews the 2014 Mission RS
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 11:06:20 AM »

I want one....  now, where did I put that extra $60K ?   

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Re: RideApart reviews the 2014 Mission RS
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 03:38:13 AM »

Mission Motorcycles (based in San Francisco) didn't waste any time displaying their $59,000 + production RS race/steet bike and $30,000 + 2014 R production street motorcycle at Alice's Restaurant.  Attached is a photo of the prototype "R" model, which will go on sale next year.
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Re: RideApart reviews the 2014 Mission RS
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 03:48:29 AM »

Wondering what their sales plan looks like.

40 Mission RS bikes .. available this year? Federal 10% credit (cap at $2500) should be available. I think the credit requires the bikes to be street-legal?

Mission R bikes .. street-legal .. available after all 40 Mission RS bikes have been sold, next year? Federal 10% credit will have expired.
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Re: RideApart reviews the 2014 Mission RS
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 04:58:55 AM »

I think they are just happy to have an investor footing the bill and their hopeful business plan.   :)

If Ducati can sell as many RR bikes that they can make for $30K, Mission should be able to sell as many of their RS and R models as they can hand assemble next year. Early adopters have lots of money to spend on the latest and greatest gadget, especially if it appears to be well designed and manufactured.  It seems to work for Apple.  Plus, there is a lot of loose cash in the Bay Area, just check out the price of homes around here.
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