PHOTO CAPTION: Brammo Empulse RR electric motorcycle is street version of R model.

Brammo Electric Motorcycles Can Now Race Against AFM Gas Bikes

AFM has pre-approved the Brammo Empulse R, TTX and RR motorcycles for AFM racing against gas-powered bikes.

Published: 07-Mar-2013

In a historic move for electric motorcycle racing, the AFM has approved Brammo's electric motorcycles to participate in AFM's gas bike races. For the first time racers on electric motorcycles will be competing head-head with gas bike racers, and be allowed to gain points and championship standing. The agreement opens the door to electric motorcycles from other manufacturers, and what the AFM has done is to pre-approve the Brammo Empulse R, TTX and RR motorcycles for AFM racing.

In order to participate an Empulse owner must have qualifications to race in the AFM, and ensure they follow AFM's safety and technical regulations. The AFM adapted regulations from the TTXGP, integrating them into AFM's rulebook. An important rule is that racers must meet a minimum laptime threshold in order to compete.

The Empulse R and TTX have been approved for specific lightweight race classes, and the Empulse RR have been approved for specific middleweight classes. The Empulse R is available now for the public to purchase from Brammo's dealer network. The Empulse TTX is constructed from an Empulse R using a yet-to-be-released kit which ensures an R matches TTXGP's requirements. The Empulse RR is Brammo's non-production prototype platform, and it is only Team ICON Brammo who will race with that bike.


Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle

Electric motorcycles cost less than 2 cents of electricity per mile to operate — considerably less than gasoline-fueled bikes.

Scott Atlas racing on Brammo Empulse RR at Infineon Raceway near Sonoma, Ca in 2011.

Third consecutive year of racing commences on May 4-6 at Sonoma, California.

2012 Brammo Empulse will cost $16,995.

The Empulse and Empulse R will cost $16,995 and $18,995 respectively with financing available from Sheffield Financial.


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