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Brammo teases Empulse motorcycle details ahead of May 8

The long-awaited Brammo Empulse motorcycle is due to be unveiled on May 8 in Los Angeles, design changes forced than a year’s delay the original production date in

In July 2010, electric maker Brammo enticed us the unveiling of the Empulse, a high end motorcycle that was supposed to go on during 2011. In 2011, Brammo decided to change the delaying introduction until It’s now 2012 and Brammo has the official unveiling of the Empulse take place in Los Angeles on May 8, and in the have posted a video about the motorcycle and its amazing

Curiously, Brammo is expected to be in the TTXGP on May 4-6 near San Francisco and one what this means Brammo’s participation in that

While at the moment the Brammo still shows spec’s back to the 2010 initial up-to-date specs are to be revealed week on April 18 giving us opportunity to become familiar the Empulse before seeing it for the time on May 8th. Let’s with those original

The Empulse is a street/race style motorcycle and in 2010 Brammo a 100+ miles/hr top speed, and a of 60 miles ($9,9995), 80 miles or 100 miles ($13995). The three estimates were due to selling the in three battery pack 6, 8 or 10 kilowatt-hours. The 2010 design an AC Synchronous electric motor at 40 kilowatts, with a water system.

At that time had been using Valence batteries in the Enertia, but promised the would use a custom designed battery chemistry with energy density and higher The Enertia+ also uses new battery chemistry, enabling an 80 range on that bike the original Enertia had only a 42 range.

The design change led to the delay, was to incorporate a 6 speed licensed from SMRE That Italian engineering developed the IET, or Integrated Transmission. SMRE describes transmission as an extremely compact, performance mechatronic propulsion that emulates the feeling and of a traditional internal combustion with a specially developed motor, clutch and gear and software that enables vehicles to accelerate hard the line up to a high top speed, that is just not possible to with a single-ratio electric

Electric motorcycles differ gasoline powered bikes in one way: engine braking. Gas motorcycles have a manual and just as drivers of manual cars often use the engine to the car, so too do motorcycle riders. down is often just a of rolling back on the throttle, more rapid deceleration the mechanical brakes.

Electric tend to not even have a and unless the bike has regenerative in its design rolling back on the just lets the bike This means electric riders operate their a little differently than do a gas bike, instead of relying on braking they’re hitting the brake more often.

In corners Brammo’s plan to the IET 6-speed transmission is controversial. vehicles generally do not require in the first place, unlike powered vehicles. This is electric motors have a wider usable power than do gasoline engines, electric vehicles to reach speeds without requiring a

A transmission can help an electric stay in its optimum efficiency and better use of the power, but is a 6 speed necessary? Two or three gear should be sufficient, and 6 gear may be excessive.

What we see in the video is Brammo’s telling of the company that led to the Empulse.

The company an early prototype, then the Enertia TTR, on the Isle of Man in at the inaugural TTXGP race, and the shows many scenes that race. In 2010 the prototype bike was to have raced in the e-Power electric race at Laguna Seca in but a snafu (Brian Wisman was to say I broke it) converted the bike a pretty, but inert, statue in the booth during the race. In Brammo returned to the track and throughout the 2011 TTXGP American season, and again is mentioned in the video with scenes coming from races.

Brammo won the 2011 North American championship, but the why is not as cut and dried as saying it was Brammo’s which won them the championship. In race where Lightning and/or MotoCzysz participated, the and MotoCzysz teams beat and by a big margin.

What allowed Brammo to win the season championship was the fact Lightning failed to participate in the TTXGP season opener at the Infineon Raceway, meaning Brammo ended up with points for the season despite two races to Lightning Motors and That’s not to say Brammo’s bike is because the bike performed in the 2011 races. It’s and performance simply didn’t the bikes from Lightning and MotoCzysz.

However, where intends to manufacture the Empulse in quantities, MotoCzysz has no intentions of electric motorcycles for sale, and Motors intends to manufacture its bikes in small quantities.

In the Brammo lays claim to the Fastest Production Electric As we’ve seen, the 2011 was beaten in races by bikes Lightning Motors and MotoCzysz. Lightning Motors holds the speed record for electric (215 miles/hr) set last at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

How, then, can Brammo this claim? It’s simply because of their to produce the Empulse in much quantities than Lightning or The key is the word Production.

It’s one to build a few electric motorcycles in production runs (as Lightning is and it’s quite another to a design allowing a manufacturer to out hundreds of them.

The only Brammo has at this level of motorcycle production is Zero The Zero S ZF9, that top end bike, delivers a maximum of 88 miles/hr, and a city/street range of 114 or a highway range of 63 miles. claims the Empulse will over 100 miles/hr speed and a 100 range, and if the company can deliver on claim it will be a leapfrog jumping a bit beyond the performance delivered by Zero today.

The also discusses the battery the Brammo BPM 15/90. It is described as 36 cells and to incorporate an active and heating unit to keep the at optimum operating characteristics. In the announcement the battery pack was specified at 88.8 volts, but 36 is most likely to bump the to 118.8 volts, depending on the voltage of the cells used in the BPM (note: the ’90’ may be a hint to the pack voltage).

In any case the pack looks packaged, and one brief scene a technician inserting a rectangular into the pack.

The video with a brief outline of must be the actual bike to be in May. It has the outlines of a race but we cannot tell enough the brief glimpse.


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