Which electric vehicle is faster around the famous Laguna Seca raceway, the Tesla Model S or the Brammo Empulse motorcycle?
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Electric motorcycle maker Brammo has announced a new lease program that could put you an Empulse or Empulse R for as little as $269 a month.
While a lot of focus has been on electric vehicle sales of the four-wheeled kind, electric motorcycle sales have been slowly but steadily rising year after year. Oregon-based electric motorcycle maker Brammo is looking ahead to 2015, when the company plans to launch an IPO to raise $150 million to finance their next project; an […]
After a record year in sales, where they sold more bikes in January than in all of 2011, Zero motorcycles debuted their 2013 line with major upgrades to their entire line, and a new model, the FX. Zero now makes their own motor, a direct drive brushless motor with almost double the available horsepower of their 2012 models.
Here is my first ride on the Brammo Empulse, last Saturday at Bartel’s. It may seem strange to sell electric motorcycles at a Harley dealership, but the Bartel family all showed a real interest in selling Brammos. However, their regular customers were not the least bit interested in these quiet, sporty bikes. Thus, this would seem to be a diversification strategy. At the end of the video I get in front of the camera to tell you my first impressions of the Empulse.
We don’t really need all that power, but this is America, and we’re nothing if not obsessed with power. James told me the most exciting ride of his life was following me through LA traffic on the Brammo Empulses we rode today. Today was just another day of freedom to me, only more free because I didn’t have to buy gas. To survive LA traffic, motorcyclists have to be fast and sure. “He who hesitates in war is lost.” are words to live by here. But how fast is fast enough? Would the street version of the bike that won the TTXGP World Championship be fast enough to survive LA traffic?
This weekend was the crown jewel of electric motorcycle racing events where EV daredevils from around the world came to compete. The TTXGP World Championship at the Daytona International Raceway was the epic competition it was billed as, but this year the Icon Brammo team, led by Steve Atlas, took home the checkered flag.
As one of the biggest players in the electric motorcycle world, there’s a lot of pressure on Brammo to produce world-class vehicles. Well so far they are holding up just fine, and their latest offering has the potential to reshape the vision most of us have of electric vehicles. Watch as TTXGP champion Steve Atlas laps the Oregon Park Raceway on the Brammo Empulse RR electric superbike.