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)
When Worlds Collide: Electric vs. Gas Motorcycles Electric motorcycles are eligible for lightweight and middleweight sportbike classes in AFM roadracing.
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)