Brammo's Empulse R leapfrogs the Zero S with a 100 mph 121 mile range electric motorcycle
As promised with last weeks video teaser release, Electric Motorcycle manufacturer Brammo announced today the specifications for the upcoming Empulse and Empulse R electric sport bikes, with the official unveiling still slated for May 8 in Los Angeles. As expected the specs leapfrog those of the top bike from Brammo's main competitor, Zero Motorcycles, with delivering in the Empulse R a 100+ miles/hr electric motorcycle, with a 121 miles range (city) and an integrated J1772 charging port for a 3 hour recharge time from empty, making 200+ mile a day trips possible.
Brammo will be unveiling two bikes on May 8, the Empulse and Empulse R. The spec sheet released by Brammo are for the Empulse R, leaving the Empulse a bit of a mystery at the moment.
The Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle, going by the specs released by Brammo, is now the most powerful bike in its class. Of course, this is just a game of leapfrog, because Zero is going to announce something amazing this fall for that company's 2013 lineup. At the moment Brammo is ahead offering a 100+ miles/hr top speed, city range of 121 miles, highway range of 56 miles and a combined range of 77 miles. The Zero S ZF9 has a top speed of 88 miles/hr, city range of 114 miles, and a combined range of 66 miles. The difference appears to be that the Brammo Empulse R has a larger battery pack, 9.31 kilowatt-hours (nominal) versus the 7.9 kilowatt-hours (nominal) pack on the Zero S ZF9.