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Brammo developing racing version of Empulse electric motorcycle for exclusive use in TTXGP World Championship 2013 program

Electric motorcycle maker Brammo, in partnership with TTXGP, will develop a racing version of its six-speed Empulse, called the Empulse TTX, for exclusive use of teams racing in the TTXGP World Championship 2013 worldwide program.

This Empulse TTX race package includes:

  • Full race kit: fairing / headlight removal / associated safety systems ensuring homologation with TTXGP Technical Rules;

  • One season of entry fees to a feed championship for the TTXGP World Final 2013;

  • Trackside technical support by Brammo factory-trained technicians;

  • Logistical support of Empulse TTX to all events; and

  • A range of race performance upgrades to the setup.

When Brammo were a part of the inaugural TTXGP on the Isle of Man in 2009, we all developed a deep respect for their commitment to zero-carbon motorsport. It’s going to be a grand alliance—something that, in retrospect, will see us crossing another milestone in the history of electric vehicle racing. This is about growing the grid and democratizing our series to make it accessible for new teams to join the next generation of motorsport. With the Empulse TTX, being part of TTXGP just gets easier

—Azhar Hussain, the CEO of TTXGP

Riders racing the Empulse TTX in the TTXGP 2013 series will be eligible for cash prizes in each race in addition to performance-based scoring that will count towards and culminate in the award of the prestigious Brammo Cup. The TTXGP World Championship remains committed to an open platform and not a single-make series.

Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles, including the Encite, Enertia, Empulse and Engage motorcycles. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its Brammo Digital Drivetrain systems, including the Brammo Power battery pack and Brammo Power vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia.



Does "six-speed Empulse" mean the transmission for an all electric motorcycle has six speeds?

I tire of simplistic rants that motor-in-wheel or constant speed ICEs are clearly optomal. As if those implementing the systems cannot do a rational tradeoff.

But six speeds with an electric motor ?
Is that what they mean?

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