The Translogic crew has trekked northward to Ashland, OR, to ride the epically electrified Brammo Empulse R motorcycle. With a six-speed transmission that enables both huge accelerative potential and 100+ mile per hour top speeds, as well as a maximum range of 121 miles, the Empulse R case on paper is pretty solid. READ ON
Team Icon Brammo has unveiled their new TTXGP machines for the 2013 season. At the same time the team has announced the two riders which will hopefully bring even more glory for the tam: Eric Bostrom and Steve Atlas, each riding a white/neon yellow and neon orange Empulse RR bike, respectively. READ ON
It’s pretty obvious that Jay Leno is a diehard petrol-head. But this time around he leaves his gas card at home and rides at the controls of Brammo’s recently released Empulse R street bike. READ ON
Electric motorcycles are "cleaner" than gas bikes, we're told. Safer, lower maintenance, and more accessible for novice riders, too. That's all well and good-noble, even. But what about those of us who only care about going fast? Not only are electric racebikes much slower than gas-fired counterparts, they also weigh too much and run out of juice too soon. Fail. READ ON
On the heels of a highly acclaimed win at the FIM e-Power/TTXGP at Laguna Seca, the Barracuda-Lightning SuperBike continues to make waves in the motorcycle racing community just this week being named Best Electric Motorcycle of the Year by Motorcycle.com, who also featured Barracuda-Lightning as “the fastest motorcycle ever ridden” in a stellar review.
“I’m confident when I say Richard Hatfield, CEO and founder of Lightning Motorcycles, has produced a sportbike sure to change the minds of anyone doubting electric motorcycle performance,” said Troy Siahaan, reviewer with Motorcycle.com. “The Lightning, without a doubt, is the fastest motorcycle I’ve ever ridden – gas or electric.” READ ON