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Right on schedule, Brammo has released the technical specifications of the Brammo Empulse & Brammo Empulse R electric street bikes. Featuring a 54hp water-cooled Permanent Magnet AC (PMAC) motor, the Empulse will come with a 10 kWh (9.3 kWh nominal) battery pack, and of course the Oregonian company’s six-speed gearbox. With fully-adjustable Marzoochi front forks, a fully-adjustable Sachs rear shock, Brembo brakes, & Marchesini wheels, Brammo has included some nice kit on the Empulse, though the company hasn’t tipped off to what the “R” designation will mean for consumers.
Our best guess is the Brammo Empulse will be a naked version that is very similar to the Empulse prototype we’ve seen from day one, with some cosmetic updates of course, while the Brammo Empulse R will be a fully-faired sport bike that strikes a similar line to the Brammo Empulse RR electric race bike.
Asphalt & Rubber‘s Bothan spies report that the gearbox works incredibly well, allowing the Empulse to operate just like a standard street bike with shifting and gearing control. There’s still some debate as to whether electrics need trasmissions, let alone close-ratio six-speed transmissions, but we’ll leave that debate for another day.
Still not releasing any images of the new Empulse and Empulse R, Brammo will be taking the wraps off its latest bike on May 8th at an event to be held in Los Angeles. The unveiling will also be live-streamed on the web as well. Click after the jump for the full technical specifications of the 2012 Brammo Empulse R.
04/18/2012 @ 1:04 pm, by Jensen Beeler HERE
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2012 Brammo Empulse R Specifications:
Motor Type Permanent Magnet AC (PMAC) – Water Cooled
Motor Controller Sevcon Gen 4
Peak Motor Power 40kW, @ 8,200 rpm (54 hp)
Peak Torque 63Nm (46.5 foot pounds)
Final Drive Direct Chain Drive (14/48) 520 O-ring chain
Transmission IET 6 speed gearbox with multi-plate, hydraulic activated wet clutch
Battery Type Brammo Power™ BPM15/90 Lithium-Ion ( NCM Chemistry)
Battery Pack Capacity 9.31 kWh (nominal), 10.2 kWh (max)
Battery Pack Voltage 103.6 V (nominal)
Recharge J1772 Level I maximum charging time: 8 Hours. (0 – 99% SOC, no cell imbalances)
Level I and II Level II maximum charging time: 3.5 Hours. (0 – 99% SOC, no cell imbalances)
110V AC to J1772 Level 1 Adapter included Every 10 minutes of Level II charging adds up to 5 miles of range
Battery Cycle Life 1,500 cycles to 80% capacity (100% DOD)
Max Speed 100 + mph (160 + km/h)
Driving Range City: 121 miles* (195 km)
Highway: 56 miles** (90 km)
Combined: 77 miles*** (124 km)
*SAE City Riding Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles (variable speed, 19 mph / 30km/h average)
**SAE Highway / Constant Speed Riding Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles (70 mph / 113 km/h sustained)
*** SAE Highway Commuting Cycle (.5 City weighting, .5 Highway weighting)
Operating Modes 2 Operating Modes selectable through the handlebar switch:
1. “Normal” – limits acceleration by reducing maximum current delivered to the motor through the motor controller in order to maximize driving range.
2. “Sport” – provides maximum performance in both acceleration and top speed.
Regenerative Braking Under deceleration, energy is returned to the battery system to both extend driving range and provide familiar rider feedback.
Operating Cost Assuming 13 cents /kWh for electricity:
1 cent per mile around town
2 cents per mile on the highway
Approximately 400 miles for every $4.00 of electricity (city)
Data Collection Brammo DDC™ (Dynamic Data Collection) records key motorcycle parameters at 1Hz (1 sample/second) for analysis and service support.
Frame Brammo E-Beam™ Aluminum, Fabricated by Accossato in Italy
Suspension / Front Fully Adjustable 43mm Marzocchi Forks
Suspension / Rear Fully Adjustable Sachs Shock
Triple Clamps Forged Aluminum
Swing Arm Tubular Steel, Fabricated by Accossato in Italy
Sub Frame Tubular Steel, Fabricated by Accossato in Italy
Brakes / Front Dual 310mm Brembo floating disk with twin four piston Hydraulic Brembo Brake Calipers, Radial Mount.
Brakes / Rear Brembo single disk with dual piston Hydraulic Brembo Brake Caliper
Wheels- Front / Rear 17″x 3.5″ Marchesini / 17″ x 5.5″ Marchesini
Tires- Front / Rear 120/70-17 AVON AV79 / 180/55-17 AVON AV80
Instrumentation LCD display; speed, tach, odometer, gear position, energy consumption, battery status, estimated range and system status
Wheelbase 58.0″ 147.32 cm
Seat Height 31.5″ 80.0 cm
Width 31.8″ (bar end-to-bar end) 80.77 cm
Height 42.6″ (highest portion of the dash) 108.2 cm
Length 81.3″ 206.5 cm
Ground Clearance 7.3″ 18.54 cm
Rake / Trail 24 degrees / 3.8″
Storage Capacity Optional Brammo hard saddle bags and top trunk.
Fuel Economy 485 mpg-e 206 km/L-e
Vehicle Weight 440lbs. / 200kg
Carrying Capacity Cargo Capacity 365 lbs. / 165.6 kg
(805 lbs. / 365.1 kg total combined motorcycle, rider, passenger and cargo)
2 Years (Limited Factory Warranty) 1 year Fender-to-Fender Limited Warranty, 2 year Limited Powertrain Warranty (Batteries and Motor)
Colors True Blood Red, Eclipsed Black, White Noise
All specifications subject to change without notice.