The electric motorcycle maker has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian engineering company SMRE for its Integrated Electric Transmission. With the IET technology, Brammo can introduce electric motorcycles equipped with six-speed transmission systems and a specially developed clutch and gear shift. According to Craig Bramscher, chief executive officer and founder of Brammo, the IET improves performance and range for electric motorcycles. Read ON: http://www.motorcycle.com/news/brammo-announces-sixspeed-electric-models-90915.html
The electric motorcycle is called the Amarok P1, which means wolf in Inuit, and although limited details about its performance have been released, when compared to similar models, it may be poised to become a top contender in electric racing. Read On: http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/05/new-amarok-electric-motorcycle-turns-heads/
We know about the benefits of 100 percent torque at launch from the electric cars that are filtering into the test fleet. But think about what that can do for a motorcycle.
The Swigz.com Pro Racing Team notched a mark of 190.6 mph on an electric bike. Crowds witnessed the event at the Mojave Mile Shootout on April 10 in California. The previous top speeds of electric bikes are in the 170-mph range.
While getting ready for his shot at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rider and team owner Chip Yates told his squad to take a two-week detour and prepare the bike for a top-speed run in the desert. The Swigz.com bike is normally set up for road racing.
Sprinting from a standing start, Yates reached the 190.6 mph mark on the SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing Electric Superbike. Though Yates’ run is still unofficial at this point, it shatters the previous land speed record for an electric motorcycle (173 mph set by Lightning Motors at the Bonneville Salt Flats in September 2010). Read On: http://www.motorcycle.com/news/electric-sportbike-reaches-1906-mph-90711.html