Brammo, the electric motorcycle manufacturer announced its new bike, the Empulse – a brand new naked street fighting machine. The specifications of the bike are quite impressive: top speed over 100 miles per hour, price below $10 000. The Empulse uses the Brammo Power battery pack and Brammo Power vehicle management system.
The streetfighter has a liquid-cooled AC Synchronous motor in an aluminium beam frame with a tubular steel swingarm that actually pivots on the motor housing. The electric motor delivers 55bhp and 59 lb-ft of torque but the bike weights just 390 lbs ready-to-ride, which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of .141 hp/lbs and a torque-to-weight ratio of .151 lb-ft/lbs. Your next question could be the range, and here comes the trick. Brammo offers three range-differentiated models. The 6.0 (6 kWh) is said to be able to cover 60 miles, the 8.0 for 8.0 (8 kWh) and the 10.0 (10 kWh) for 100 miles.
And what about the price? The Empulse 6.0 starts at $9,999, the 8.0 at $11,995 and the One Hundred at $13,995.