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Brammo Tells Us More Empulse e-Bike

I’m starting to in love (or at least very like) with electric and 2012 may be memorable as the year the came into its own. You about the 2012 Zero S — the production electric motorcycle a genuine 100-mile-plus range, but you may wondered about the Brammo we with it. The Enertia hasn’t a major update since eons in e-bike terms.

you may have been following the of the Brammo Empulse. It broke in July 2010, as a cafe-racer-styled sportbike with dual brakes, inverted fork, twin-spar frame and 100 mph top speed possible by a trick liquid-cooled motor. Three versions, six, eight and 10 kilowatt-hour would go on sale to the public in

So what happened? Focus Where the Enertia is aimed at riders looking for a first the Empulse is aimed at you, the enthusiast. And what a gearhead is the ability to shift gears and that clutch, to feel the going to the wheel. “Shifting is a big of it,” said Brammo CEO “Brammo” Bramscher in a video “if you grab for the clutch and it’s not something’s not feeling right.” So the for a gearbox began.

Developing a gearbox that can up to the demands of an electric motor can be — Tesla had a hell of a time — and in the a six-speed unit was chosen a two-speed one. Two speeds is all you need to be able to select smoky burnouts or eye-watering top when it comes to an electric but Bramscher says “with the gearbox, you can really make it familiar.” But the premium components — the Marzocchi Fork, Marchesini and radial-mount Brembo brake — will go on the production Empulse.

Another big change from the is the lack of optional battery Only one size, a 10 kWh, be offered. A modular battery just didn’t work, and after riding the bike — a lot — decided it just needed a 10 kWh battery.

That gives the potential of going over 50 at sustained freeway speeds, or over 100 in an urban test Normal charge time is 8 but using a quick-charger — or a public station, as the Empulse is equipped a J1772-compatible charge port — the time to 3.5 hours, or 5 miles of for every 10 minutes of charging.

The bigger battery means the will probably be in the $14,000 but those customers seeking a urban runabout can opt for the 8 kWh Enertia And yes, you can switch your over.

On May 8th, two new models — dubbed the and Empulse R—will be shown to the and deposit-holders in Los Angeles, with getting demo units the summer. The distinction between the two is unclear, but we were shown a of the redesigned Empulse, and we think like it: think a lighter, Suzuki SV650, with simple bodywork and a standard handlebar instead of the racy-looking of the prototype. Of course, hataz’ hate, so there will be no of juvenile jeering and cries of from those who don’t change, but I think a whole new will be turned on (heh, by this bike, and I wouldn’t be to find it is named bike of the by more than one publication.

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