You remember Brammo, right? The small Oregon-based maker of electric sportbikes got bought by Polaris this year and absorbed into its Victory Motorcycles brand. The good news is that the Brammo Empulse, a bike we once called “the future of hoonage,” is back under the Victory banner.
An electric Isle of Man TT racer ridden by Lee Johnston was stolen from Brammo’s headquarters in Talent, Ore., sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning of last week. Like stealing rare cars, taking a rare $250,000 motorcycle doesn’t sound like a good idea. Isn’t it a little...obvious? [Update: it has been…
Victory Motorcycles bought long-time electric motorcycle partner Brammo in January. The first fruit of that appears to be participation at next month’s Isle of Man TT Zero race, where the company will be campaigning two de-tuned Brammo Empulse RRs.
It's been less than a month since Polaris acquired electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo, and the first fruits of that partnership may have been revealed in a trademark filing for the Victory Charger.
Brammo is now part of the Polaris family. The Oregon-based electric motorcycle manufacturer has been totally consumed by the Minnesota powersports juggernaut in its latest bid to own all the things. But why Brammo and why now?
When four-time AMA champ Eric Bostrom isn't running his fire-breathing Kawasaki in AMA Superbike, he's racing a Brammo Empulse R. With one foot in the past, another in the future, and nearly two decades of racing experience, he's a perfect arbiter of performance, and when it comes to electric bikes, he's sold.
I've seen the future, and it's a grim place for hoons like you and me. Cameras will monitor our speed. Congestion will reduce our opportunities to drive fast. Our own vehicles will report driver behavior back to the authorities. Hell, it's 2012 and it'd be socially unacceptable to enjoy our vehicles' performance even…
Brammo's new electric motorcycle, the Empulse, is the big brother bike to the Brammo Enertia. Compared to other electric motorcycles, it's faster, lasts longer and still surprisingly affordable. Not to mention that it actually looks like a motorcycle.
Did you know the Nissan Rogue is responsible for funding the development of a cutting edge electric motorcycle? Even more interesting is why. You see, the name "Rogue" was initially intended for a V12 super car with 850 HP.