How I missed this, I’m not sure. But Asphalt & Rubber posted these pics of the Mission R in street clothes on their twitter feed today. You will want to follow the link for the details. Suffice it to say that this is one company I really wish would follow Zero’s philosophy of keeping quiet until they have something that exists. Are they going to make this bike? No. Does this mean someone else will make this bike? No. Well, someday we’ll see this bike on the street, right? No, no, no, and NO!.
At worst, my guess this is little more than a marketing ploy to drum up some attention from the elmoto fans they have left behind. At best, this is just a little fun they decided to have and to try to help out their friends at @dstoresf with a little excitement and buzz generation. Little do they know it’s like Anne Hathaway sent you nude pictures of herself, and then filled a restraining order forcing you to stay a 1/2 mile from her at all times. And no, I have neither.
Update: Asphalt & Rubber’s article . Turns out I was close but no cigar. One of the engineer’s was using this to run errands! That makes me even madder.
What are we going to do with our omnipotent race bike? Oh I don’t know, lets make it a glorified pit/commuter bike. How much will it cost to make it street legal? Ehh, who cares. When that TTXGP Matters guy finds out he’ll have an aneurism. It’ll be worth it!
I’m on to you bastards!
Oh, and this one from Dianese D-Store SF’s Facebook page