Originally published on EV Obsession. Following the acquisition earlier this year of the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo by Polaris, the company has finally gotten around to revealing its first all-new electric vehicle (building on/utilizing acquired technologies). That vehicle is the Ranger EV Lithium-Ion Polaris Pursuit Camo. (Good name, eh? /s) The reference above to “first […]
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The all-new for 2016 Victory Empulse TT is the same Brammo Empulse we already know and love, with a better seat, updated suspension, and better battery!
After five years of slow sales and just one new model, electric motorcycle maker Brammo has been bought out by Michigan-based Polaris.
Having first debuted way back in the spring of 2010, the KTM Freeride E has had a long journey from concept to production, and it’s finally arrived.
Which electric vehicle is faster around the famous Laguna Seca raceway, the Tesla Model S or the Brammo Empulse motorcycle?
Hollywood Electrics, the world’s leading electric motorcycle dealership, takes on Brammo and announces a grand opening party to be held August 16th.
This morning the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle broke cover. Yup, Harley Davidson is building and electric motorcycle.
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.
Next year’s Isle of Man motorcycle race will once again feature electric motorcycles. This year, though- and, for the first time!- the electric bikes will be competing with the internal-combustion machines in the same category with Darvill Racing bringing a Brammo electric motorcycle to the big leagues. In the past, motorcycles from makes like Brammo […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.