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We head to Ashland, Oregon for a chance to test drive the Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle. The Empulse R has a unique 6-speed transmission setup to provide plenty of push off the line and a top end speed of over 100 miles per hour. But can the eerily silent, gas-free Empulse R really keep up with its gas-burning sportbike rivals? We interview Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher and take the Empulse R for a spin to find out.
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bushy.darwin

I have the Zero electric bike, my third motorcycle but my first electric. I have owned it for three years and the TOTAL cost including all the "fuel" and all the tune-ups and parts is at about $300. dollars. I save a tone a money riding this bike and its fun. The Brammo is the next step (or three or four steps) up from what I have. It will be my next bike. I will pay the extra up front to get the benefits of electric.

April 04 2013 at 12:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Foosa Dee Cat

18k that's too dam expensive......price one round 10 grand...then they going to sell like hot cakes....

March 23 2013 at 2:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
karlInSanDiego

I rode one today at BMW San Diego. They have a demo bike and Alan was very accommodating. This thing kicks a$$. I rode an S1000RR after and the Empulse still felt great. No monkey f'in a fb like other electrics. Has awesome balance and great pickup. Final awesome point is that your optimal revs for range are high not low, so there is real reason to work the 6 speed 'box, instead of your challenge being keeping revs low like an IC engine.

March 19 2013 at 7:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dvettecrzy

SORRY, MISSED THE D IN VIDEO

March 19 2013 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dvettecrzy

I JUST SIGNED ON & THE EMPUSE VIEO IS ABOVE............

March 19 2013 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
guinnessfanatic

Why am I seeing no Empulse and a story about the wikispeed car?

March 18 2013 at 9:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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