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Old 03-20-2012, 07:53 AM   #31
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Not directly related, but the Electric TT will be very interesting this year. None other than John McGuinness will be racing in the event. The bike is from Mugen, a company started by Soichiro Honda's son. Mugen unveils electric superbike to contest 2012 TT Zero, announces John McGuinness as rider [w/video]

There are rumors that Mugen is funded by Honda, who are close to putting their own electric sportbike (the RC-E) into production.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...yo-motor-show/
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:34 AM   #32
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Not directly related, but the Electric TT will be very interesting this year. None other than John McGuinness will be racing in the event. The bike is from Mugen, a company started by Soichiro Honda's son. Mugen unveils electric superbike to contest 2012 TT Zero, announces John McGuinness as rider [w/video]
That's the cool thing about e-bike racing, is that it will continue to be interesting as developments continue. Developments to IC engines come at a relative crawl.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #33
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That's the cool thing about e-bike racing, is that it will continue to be interesting as developments continue. Developments to IC engines come at a relative crawl.
I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but Honda's RC-E sure looks a like a "beefier" version of the Brammo Empulse.

Motoczysz will be back this year and should easily break the 100 mph average speed record, which they missed by a few tenths last year. Probably several bikes will be in that speed range.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #34
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Brammo has announced the production release of the Empulse. It's scheduled for May 8, 2012.

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Brammo has announced the production release of the Empulse! It's schedule for May 8, 2012.

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That's so April 10th....
Brammo Empulse Finally Headed for Production – Video | Motorcycle.com News
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Huh, wonder how I missed that? Was it in Dennis' blog? They filter the MO blogs at work for some reason.

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From: Brammo Inc. [mailto:empulse@brammo.com]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 4:31 PM
To: Moore, Kenneth CCS
Subject: March 2012 Empulse Announcement




Dear Kenneth Moore,

As you may have already heard, we are proud to announce that we will be revealing the production version of the much anticipated Brammo Empulse on May 8th, 2012. The launch event for the media will take place in Los Angeles and will be webcast live to all pre-order customers. Since the Empulse concept was first revealed, a vast amount of development and testing has taken place and we are confident that you will be delighted with the ground-breaking electric motorcycle we are about to reveal.

Electric motorcycle racing is an integral part of our lives here at Brammo and our experience and championship record on the track has played a critical role in the evolution of the Empulse from concept to production. Professional racers have had a hand in the development of the Empulse and they will be sharing their Empulse riding experiences and impressions at the reveal on May 8th.

Follow this link and learn more about theEmpulse and its roots in Brammo's racing heritage.

If you have questions about the Brammo Empulse simply email empulse@brammo.com for an answer.


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Old 04-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #37
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Huh, wonder how I missed that? Was it in Dennis' blog? They filter the MO blogs at work for some reason.
Yep, it went up as a blog post, but all those entries are found in our News section. Lots of good stuff going up under that tab. I'm looking forward to seeing and riding the Empulse, even if it's nearly a year later than expected.
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I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but Honda's RC-E sure looks a like a "beefier" version of the Brammo Empulse.

Motoczysz will be back this year and should easily break the 100 mph average speed record, which they missed by a few tenths last year. Probably several bikes will be in that speed range.
Yeah. Leave it to Honda to come along after others have done all the ground work.
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