Brammo Electric Motorcycle Does Well At TTXGP

Oregon-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo has announced that they’ve won both races of the inaugural round of the TTXGP, a zero-emission race at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.

We recently noted that the company had upgraded the drivetrain in their line of bikes, and previously interviewed a representative from the manufacturer. In addition to winning two races, the company announced that its Empluse RR, with Steve Atlas riding, set a record for highest average lap speed.

image via Brammo

The commercial version of the Empulse, which retails for around $14,000 is equipped with a 10 kWh lithium-ion battery and AC synchronous motor, giving it a top speed of over 100 miles per hour and a 100 mile range. To see a video of a similar bike in action at a 2009 TTXGP race, check out this video below:

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