This month Mission Motors delivered on a a promise to break the land speed record for an electric motorcycle. At the Bonneville Salt Flats the Mission One -- a prototype (not a custom bike) -- broke the 150 mph mark.

The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) has to ratify the result before it becomes official but the motorcycle world is buzzing about a new era of all-electric superbikes.

Founder of the San Francisco-based Mission Motors, Edward West, describes it as "... a watershed moment for electric vehicles and further proof that the era of the electric superbike has begun."

The bikes will be available next year for about $70,000! But in 2012 a more affordable consumer version of the bike will be available. Check out the video:

via: Wired