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Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0

A paradigm shift in e-bike and price

Hold onto hats! Here comes could be the most viable of electric sportbikes to date.

his company’s use of newly-designed proprietary yielding significantly increased density, Brammo’s founder Bramscher announced today its “game changing” 100 mph-plus streetfighter will be more evolutionary, and is in his view, “revolutionary.”

All versions of the Empulse “trio” share the same 56.25-inch rolling platform. A liquid-cooled, AC motor powers the range, out an estimated 50 hp and 59 ft-lbs torque.

The power, speed, and range are based on performance now being by a running prototype (pictured and in

The three production versions estimated curb weights of 370 lbs for the 390 lbs for the 8.0, and 410 lbs for the 10.0, Bramscher The higher-performance bikes will more because they carry more fuel – is, more battery power – and are to be priced in order of performance at $11,995, and $13,995.

To give perspective to the Empulse, the much and far more costly Lightning racer currently leading the utilizes 11.0 kWh batteries, its AC Induction motor is much powerful. The 6- to 10-kWh span of the Empulse series is otherwise range of most purpose-built racebikes, and could fill the for people Brammo says are and waiting.

According to Bramscher, the Empulse was developed in response to feedback Brammo’s small but growing of raving fans.

“We have had of folks ride the Enertia, and the view is ‘Love it,’ but 70% of the test riders have ‘More miles’ and about 30% ‘More speed,’ Bramscher us via e-mail. “So the Empulse is the result of to customers. They wanted average range, so we are giving that, but also 80-mile and so if our surveys and feedback are an indicator, we now from a cool idea time is coming, to a Great idea whose time is

Bramscher has already made in past business ventures and is not to over-hype his products. Although we not seen or ridden the Empulse, if he says is true, it may very send other aspiring sportbike makers back to CAD programs.

To this speculation, only said: “I have no what they are working on, but should be a fun few years! Our biggest is not if we can do it, but if we can pull off this much and this much cutting for this little money. I am the ranch we can.”

The key to the Empulse is power-to-battery-weight. Whereas Brammo’s $7,995 Enertia may only 40 miles with its 3.2-kWh batteries, the Empulse utilizes Power™ batteries of our own breakthrough Bramscher said while to name the vendor and saying he not know if they will be in any other EVs.

“These are much higher density than the Enertia Bramscher says, adding lessons learned from racebike that took place in the Pro class at the inaugural of Man TTXGP in 2009 are being to the production machine.

“This is definitely influenced by last bike, where many of the were born,” Bramscher

If there is any area where might be suggested by critics of motorcycles, it’s in the area of how far an can go on a charge.

To be fair, e-bike estimates are similar to the way estimates are by manufacturers of gasoline-powered bikes they claim EPA economy based on sedate speeds. For a literbike’s mileage isn’t for when it’s traveling 186 In like manner, e-bikes deliver peak range at well under their

But to further clarify what is to anticipate from the Empulse, we Bramscher to elaborate on its projected distance per charge.

“These are riding ranges under use with an average sized Bramscher said, presumably to the Empulse 10.0, “We have big swings in range based on so you might see 80-mile range and you see 150-mile range, depending on

However, the Empulse is to be a sportbike. riders want to ride home, hit some twisties, and get Under a free throttle we asked what can we expect?

see an Empulse race at Laguna to see how far they can go at WOT!” Bramscher of the Brammo Empulse RR to be raced 24 in the FIM e-Power competition at the 2010 Red Grand Prix, Mazda Laguna Seca. “We will do a of rides and record the data and to the public, but this smashes the anxiety barrier!”

Having no in the Empulse – and none known to be in the by Brammo for the time being – its powertrain will be simple but not

In addition to proprietary batteries and a powerful motor than in the Enertia, the Empulse will be the liquid-cooled production electric And if a few “firsts” are not enough, a Brammo release boasts the Empulse see “the first application of innovative Brammo Digital … and Brammo Power™ vehicle system.”

These exhaustively electronics will push a chassis that – like the – will be high quality and known good-quality components, but not top-shelf like components for other proposed electric including the exorbitantly priced One Superbike and the pricey Roehr .

The Empule’s alloy perimeter will be suspended by an inverted which Bramscher declined to for the production version, and a monoshock – an Elka nitrogen-charged unit, as brand is already used on the and seen on the prototype as well.

and tire sizes are also but will likely be 17-inchers with sufficiently wide rubber – possibly Avon – as found on the Enertia, and hinted at by the on the prototype.

Brakes are to be Brembo and rear – not the Nissin units on the prototype –and likely have braided stainless-steel like the Enertia has.

As can be many parts are made for this bike thanks to funding from venture plus Bramscher’s own investment.

Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0

We no details on the cooling system than the rather small pictured is said to be sufficient, and water/coolant mixture will from a water pump to the and possibly other electrical

Bramscher said the … look was chosen as a response to requests, adding that models could be faired. ABS is an option the company could some time in the future.

The bike is limited by the motor so it is unable to wheelie, Bramscher but otherwise has more than power to do it – enterprising e-hotrodders, note.

Bramscher said the was conceived and developed in approximately year, part time, months full time,” and it take several more to homologate for the street, complete “paperwork,” and select final specifications.

Brammo is accepting as of today and has plans to sell dealers across the U.S. in the and Asia, Bramscher said – and is out invitations for more qualified to sign on.

Customer orders be filled first-come, first-served, and will ask for a refundable deposit a customer’s Empulse is within 90 of delivery.

While other “superbikes” might be capable of speeds (and have yet to production form), the 100-mph-plus looks like a positive by comparison, being priced less than any known

Frankly, it could be said “high performance” and “electric” previously been mutually terms, except for elite catering to those with and desire to satisfy an itch nothing else can scratch.

And to be more blunt, we have it a bit tough to understand how uber-expensive technology would be pitched to the when all too soon, it could obsolete.

As we’ve stated before. viability for the rest of us depends on battery energy density, and the use thereof – a fact Brammo to fully understand.

Its potential could become even apparent when cost of and maintenance are compared between vs. petrol-powered bikes.

Given that government incentives salve the sting from the higher-than-gasoline-powered bikes prices – we it could indeed be “game if it lives up to its billing.

First we’ll be curious to see how much than 100 mph it will go. If we can hop on the pre-production we will, and either way, let you know what’s what as as we possibly can.


Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0
Brammo Empulse 10.0

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