Icon/Brammo Press Release: 2013 is already shaping up to be a groundbreaking year for electric motorcycle racing. Now, under FIM and AFM rules, electric bikes will be taking the charge to their gasoline counterparts. Following the success of 2012, Team ICON Brammo is looking forward to being back on top of the podium, and doing [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
When Worlds Collide: Electric vs. Gas Motorcycles Electric motorcycles are eligible for lightweight and middleweight sportbike classes in AFM roadracing.
In an unprecedented move, the American Federation of Motorcyclists (AFM) is allowing electric motorcycles to compete head-to-head on track with conventional internal-combustion-powered machinery. According to AFM President Berto Wooldridge, Oregon-based Brammo was looking for a way to showcase its new Empulse sportbike. “They wanted to compete within the existing class structure against gas-powered bikes with [...]Read Full Post | Comments(10)
Polaris Industries Plans For World Domination Victory and Indian cruisers, and Polaris snowmobiles and ATVs are propelling the Midwest-based company to the top.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
What is Polaris Industries up to? The Minnesota-based outfit is buying companies across a wide product range: electric-car makers GEM and Goupil Industrie, engineering and prototype firm Swissauto, outdoor-gear- maker KLIM and even Indian. An all-new Indian powered by a redrawn V-Twin engine is expected from Polaris’ Spirit Lake, Iowa, plant this year. There is also [...]Read Full Post | Comments(10)
Switch on the Brammo Empulse R and push what appears to be a start button, and no starter grinds an engine to life, no ignition ignites a volatile mixture and no exhaust barks as it purges burnt gases. Instead, the dashboard blinks ever so silently as the Empulse boots up. Twist the throttle a few [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Brammo Motorcycles Press Release: GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance business has agreed to provide Brammo Inc. with inventory financing to support the expansion of its dealer network in the U.S. The Ashland, OR-based manufacturer designs and develops electric motorcycles. In addition to supporting the expansion of a rapidly growing American company, this announcement reinforces GE’s [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Brammo Shifts Gears – First Look Electric motorcycle manufacturer hopes to “Engage” buyers with new six-speed transmission.
Brammo, makers of electric motorcycles, announced several new 2012 models today, divided into two families. The first, called Engage, consists of the MX, SMR and SMS, which stand for Motocross, Super Moto Race and Super Moto Street. These bikes are quite differently styled than what we have seen previously from Brammo. Instead of shouting, “I [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Electric Motorcycles – Special Feature Are battery-powered bikes the future of motorcycling? Not yet, we say. Here’s why, along with what they can do superbly and what they can’t do at all.
[ The Brammo Empulse (above), can be positively filled with batteries (a 10 kW-h pack in the top-line model) that occupy all the space between the frame rails. Each additional 2 kW-h adds 30 pounds, so the 6 kW-h model weighs just 360 pounds, while the 10 kW-h model scales 420—with claimed ranges of 60 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Brammo, makers of the electric Empulse and Enertia motorcycles, announced today the release of an upgraded Enertia Plus with a doubled operating range of 80 miles. This has been made possible by adopting the Empulse-style Lithium-ion 6 kWh battery. Other refinements accompany this change. First, the plug-in charging process has been simplified. Second, starting the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Today’s announcement that Brammo has partnered with electronics giant Flextronics won’t likely impact headlines like a new-model reveal. But the long-term effect could be a game-changer for the Ashland, Oregon-based maker of the all-electric Enertia and soon-to-be-released Empulse motorcycles.“When we look back in five years at the events that changed our company, I think this [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)