Browsing the "brammo" Tag

Plug In Day 2013 | Los Angeles Plugs In At The Port

October 2nd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

This year's Plug-In Day celebration may not have had hunky models riding motorcycles, but there were a lot more EV owners present. 216 signed up, mostly LEAF owners. We took over a parking lot near the Catalina Express, with a lovely view of one of the cleanest and busiest shipping ports in the world


eRoadRacing Indianapolis Race | A Field of Winners

August 18th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

Unlike the Laguna Seca round, all bikes that started were able to complete this race. Shane Turpin was fastest from start to finish, leading on every lap. No matter how he hard he tried, Bostrom could not get much closer than a few seconds behind Turpin. They're on equal machines, ~$200,000 Brammo RR factory prototypes, simply the fastest, most powerful machines out there this weekend. Coming up in third place was Kenyon Kluge, with a gap that started at about 45 seconds after the first lap and grew with each lap until he finished 2 minutes 11 seconds behind leader Shane Turpin


eRoadRacing Qualifying Practice | Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 18th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

In case you're wondering why we're not covering the German round of eRoadRacing also being held this weekend, well, there's only so many live events we can cover at once. At least until we get a European correspondent. In the meantime, you can read all the news on eRoadRacing.com. Last night the Indy crew held their qualifying session, right after race one of the Vance & Hines XR1200 race in which Shelina Moreda was also competing. I interviewed her after qualifying to find out what that was like


eRoadRacing Free Practice at IMS | A Learning Experience

August 17th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

In Friday’s first practice of the weekend, eight of the FIM eRoadRacing bikes finished, but newcomer Cesar Gonzales had an electrical fault which kept him from finishing on his electrified “Hornet 1”. Here are statements from most of the riders after their first practice, including this one from Be-EV & Hollywood Electrics racer Jeremiah Johnson


FIM eRoadRacing Action Continues in Indy This Weekend

August 15th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

We’ll be covering the second US round of the series live in Indianapolis this weekend. The race is at 4:30PM on Sunday after the MotoGP races. If you’re in town for Gen Con, or just want to check out some great motorcycle racing, it’s worth checking out. FIM eRoadRacing posted this link to promotional tickets which include some nifty free stuff. This is also the first time the electric bikes will hit the famous Brickyard


eRoadRacing USA Race Results, Round 1: An Unexpected Podium

July 21st, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

Round 1 of the US eRoadRacing series is on the books. Both Eric Bostrom and Shane Turpin were able to best Steve Rapp's track record of 1.33.194 from 2011, an impressive feat considering how much cheaper a Brammo RR is than the near $300,ooo MotoCzysz had spent developing their superbike up to that point. Bostrom's fastest lap in the race was 1.33:012 and Turpin scored the new track record with a 1.32:581 in lap 5, right before his bike gave out


Refuel Races- Where Mere Mortals Race AMA Champions

July 8th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

Last Sunday marked the Fifth Annual Refuel Races, a time trial race (track day, really) for EV's, hosted by Speed Ventures. I've wanted to return to Refuel at Laguna Seca, but not on a bike as weak as the one I was able to procure when I went in 2010. Full story here. I wanted a bike that would do Laguna Seca, aka Motorcycle Heaven, justice. Zero told me all their press bikes were at Pike's Peak. Hollywood Electrics only had their prized custom available, but I really didn't have time to even pick it up. So I took my own electric motorcycle


Refuel Races Returns to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway

May 2nd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

Sign up is now open for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive or ride YOUR electric vehicle on one of the world's greatest racetracks. Register for REFUEL and you too can dive into the corkscrew like Rossi or take the Andretti hairpin like Mario himself.


The Perfect Vehicle For LA: The Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Review

April 15th, 2013 | by Susanna Schick

As you know from my review, I loved the Brammo Empulse, but that 31.5" seat height was not fun with my 34" inseam. Sure, I could've bought it and built the seat up a few inches. But Harlan at Hollywood Electrics kept hinting that Zero had some really awesome bikes in the works for 2013. I decided to wait and see, knowing that rash decisions have usually not served me well. I wanted to try out Zero's 2013 S. At the bike show in December, I was still most interested in the S, especially now that it had twice as much power as the previous years model. And of course because Hollywood Electrics had done so many awesome mods to the one they dubbed "Big Blue"


Vauxhall Ampera Tries its Luck as an Ambulance Apprentice

March 1st, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

The Vauxhall Ampera, which is the European version of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, is going to be incorporated into the emergency fleet of the United Kingdom's NHS Trust. The United Kingdom's Yorkshire ambulance service would like to see how vehicles like this could be incorporated into such a fleet and reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenditure by 30% by



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