Brammo’s 2nd-gen electric motorcycle: the Empulse 10.0 streetfighter

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Brammo’s 2nd-gen electric the Empulse 10.0 streetfighter

years ago, Brammo headlines with one of the first electric motorcycles to hit the U.S. – the US$12,000 Enertia. Capable of 60 mph and a of around 40 miles, the Enertia was a and fun commuter … but what a difference years can make! Meet the big brother, the Empulse 10.0 – a hard-hitting fully electric with a sustainable top speed 100mph and a range in excess of 100 on a single 2-hour charge.

to order now, the Empulse than doubles the Enertia’s while adding a huge of fun to the equation. Pricing is a pleasant – the top-spec model will go for but the final cost may be as little as in certain states once and state incentives are taken account. We spoke to Craig Brammo’s founder and CEO, the Empulse, the dawn of electric racing and the very exciting of electric motorsport.

The 2007 Enertia

Electric motorcycles are and truly working their way the mainstream. The first-generation Brammo demonstrated the practicality of the electric in an urban commute setting, but left many potential feeling nervous about they’d end up pushing it home.

The range anxiety thing, Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher, We well, the average commute is 26 so a 42 mile range should you comfort. Well it turns out when it gets to half people fill it up. Some like me take it all the way down to the

We’re finding with vehicles that people are conservative.

Despite range the bike became a modest – but Brammo never expected it to an audience among the petrolhead We kinda thought the Harley and the Ducati guys would not be crazy about it, says Turns out they loved the they just want a more.

The 2011 Brammo

And more they will The driving force around vehicle was some new technology developed in the powertrain, says which is an all-around system includes a more efficient and a more efficient controller, a efficient motor and then our own control unit. So it’s a full Brammo drivetrain. And in combination with the battery gets us all the way up to a 100-mile average

One hundred isn’t the absolute case scenario, it’s a average case scenario.

The vehicle to take advantage of the new Power platform will be the streetfighter, and it looks like an ripper – a stylish, affordable, performance streetbike with to spare.

From its tough LSL and bar-end mirrors over the angled faux fuel to the stubby single seat the bodywork is a modern take on a retro cafe racer. The are quality USD units with mounts for the Brembo brake

The frame looks somewhat a twin-spar GP-style sort of but the belly of the beast is dominated by the battery packs slung in a purposeful and downright threatening of power. And is that a radiator? in fact the Empulse is the first electric bike to come a water-cooled motor.

Three models will be their different price reflecting the range restrictions by their battery packs. for the Empulse 6.0 (with a 60-mile range) will be US$9,995, the 8.0 will be US$11,995 and the top flight 10.0 with the full range will go for US$13,995. All prices are subject to significant rebates and incentives depending on state they’re registered in – the 10.0 could cost as as US$7000 in some states.

One Bramscher made sure he did his second-generation electric motorcycle was to it as compact as possible: You put a Ducati to it and it looks pretty bulbous. Put a BMW to it and it looks quite massive. So it ends up being this nimble and lightweight bike.

In my I really like the 250 race and the more nimble stuff, and if you see the it’s super slender and probably closer to a trials than most streetbikes, so trying to still keep Empulse] as real easy to really fun, a ‘steer thing with the footpegs’ bike. I’m just so about the product, we had it out on the racetrack kinda testing the limits of it and just stunning. It feels lighter than it is.

Beyond and top speed figures, we don’t any indication of what the final of the Empulse will be, or what its figures will be like. But safe to say it’ll be streets of its little brother, and will a serious fun factor to take it beyond the designation of a commuter even if it will fulfill role with considerable

You can put down an order right now to be one of the to receive an Empulse when the bikes start coming off the line next year. down $100 down you on the list, and bikes will be on a first come, first basis.

Deliveries will next year, but exactly We’re gonna try for Q1, says and it kinda depends a bit on how big the backorder is, because if we get enough people then we can accelerate that pretty dramatically. But if it’s kind of medium interest, probably be by Q2.

Expanding on the Brammo platform

The Empulse is just the bike to take advantage of the new technology – sorting out all the electronics is the bit, and Bramscher is convinced now that’s under control, a range of bikes around it be the easy part.

We can deploy drivetrain into multiple very quickly — just integration, says Now that we’ve got all the electronics sorted and well in hand, we can vehicles very quickly.

We even talk about how we’ve developed a couple of of this. We’re quite about the process. We don’t do in clay, we do everything in digital and go directly to tooling and so that months and months in the development And because the electronics are so configurable and the is so forgiving, you can really have fun with these things.

It’s very exciting.

asked me when we first did the what’s the product roadmap, and I just said, you know ten-fold brochure Honda has has from little kids’ all the way up to the VFR1600 or whatever it is… I can definitely see 20, 30 in the range. And after this came together so nicely, it not be ten years out, it might be a few years.

Electric racing and the of electric motorcycles

Bramscher is clear on how fast he expects bikes to get in the not-too-distant future: than humans can ride

The way you get to that kind of ridiculous potential, of course, is to go racing – and believes the pioneer electric racing series like the and the FIM’s eGrandPrix series are to show a jaw-dropping rate of through the next decade or so.

At level, he says, it’s racing back in 1910, the early development of the gas motor, nobody’s worrying about the engines, there’s no restrictors, do all you can – but fairly quickly. I can’t see it 100 years to get to the point where we get performance. I think it’s to take 5 or 10 years and we’re get some pretty amazing out of it.

We already have the next two race bikes mapped and we’re really excited where it’s going.

extreme performance is going to be cheaper with electric If you get MotoGP level performance in the year or two, it’s not to cost as much as a MotoGP to get the same performance out of it. You don’t to squeeze another 2% out of a gas motor by half a million dollars on it.

might seem like an odd of a focus for a company that itself so ‘green’ – but Bramscher racing as a vital path efficiency: Turns out that the we can go on the racetrack, the cheaper we can go from A to point B for a civilian in terms of

With that in mind, is quietly beginning to explore a bunch of technologies that flourish in a post-petrol motorcycle. advanced engine management and tuneable traction control to the of two-wheel-drive, the electric motorcycle a flexibility of design and control that could bring a range of old ideas and all sorts of new to the table. Personally, I’m forward to the gyro-stabilized auto-wheelie

An emissions-free motoring pioneer, looks forward to the day when like the Empulse rule the We look ahead 30, 40 years. like to be one of those brands survives and everybody says you know they used to put gas in We want people to look at that drive gas cars the way people look at people in a in California for smoking.

It’s hard to imagine the gasoline-powered automobile has been an integral part of our lives for than 100 years. But just of all that’s happened in the electric industry in the last five And just think what US$2.4 billion investment in the vehicle industry might end up 40 years is a long way away and the is looking bright.

Bramscher is his money where his mouth is, and to make his vision happen. And loving the look of the Empulse. As figures and that all-important between charges continue to and prices keep coming there’s no question in my mind: one day the fraternity is gonna run out of excuses.

And I say as a card-carrying member.

More the Brammo Empulse at the Brammo

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