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)
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)
Brammo, Inc., makers of the Enertia commuter bike we reviewed a few months ago, has announced that it has broken through “the dual barriers” of electric-motorcycle range and speed with a new model called the Empulse. The company states that this machine has the capability to sustain (not merely to reach) 100 mph and will [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)