Published on April 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro1
Video: Brammo Teases Empulse Reveal
Utilizing a six-speed Integrated Electric Transmission (IET) that simulates the feel of a gas engine, the Brammo Empulse may just be the electric motorcycle that lures people away from the gas-powered competition. While the starting price of $9,995 is lofty, the driving range should be somewhere in the 60 mile mark. Optional bigger batteries can take the driving range up to about 100 miles, on an electric motorcycle with the performance of a gas-powered street bike.
Speaking of the battery, a unique management system keeps the battery warm or cool, in order to maintain peak performance at all times. Brammo’s batteries are its “secret weapon”, allowing them to take home the 2011 North American TTXGP championship.
Brammo will announce the full, final details upon the Empulse’s official unveiling on May 8th. If ever there was an incentive for me to learn to ride a motorcycle, the Brammo Empulse is it.