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BRAMMO Empulse R - 2014 Specifications

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The Empulse R utilises the world’s first drivetrain to be designed and built for a production electric motorcycle. It features a water-cooled AC motor, IET™ high performance 6 speed transmission and Brammo’s unique BPM 15/90 battery modules. This drivetrain package endows the Empulse R with rapid off-the-line acceleration, sustained high speed and industry leading range.
Unique for a production electric motorcycle, both Empulse models also have a J1772 Level II on-board charging system, allowing riders to easily take advantage of the growing number of charging stations being installed in cities around the world. Just two hours of Level II charging will take the Empulse from 20% to 80% state of charge. Every 10 minutes of charging adds 8 kilometres of range.
With its head turning good looks and two up carrying capacity the Empulse R is the most desirable production electric motorcycle in the world.


Motor Type Parker GVM IPM
Motor Controller Sevcon Gen 4, Size 6 (650A peak)
Peak Motor Power 40kW, @ 4,500 rpm (54 hp)
Peak Torque 90Nm (66 foot pounds) – Empulse
Final Drive Direct Chain Drive (14/48) 520 O-ring chain
Transmission IET™ 6 speed gearbox with multi-plate, hydraulic activated wet clutch.



Battery Pack

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), 117.6 Vdc (max)
Recharge Time 2.0 hrs (typical, Level II charging from 20 to 80% SOC)
3.5 hrs (maximum, Level II charging from 0 to 100% SOC)
8.0 hrs (maximum, Level I charging from 0 to 100% SOC)

Battery Life

1,500 cycles (approx.160,000 km) to 80% initial capacity


Max Speed 177 km/h
Driving Range City: 206 km*
Highway: 93 km **
Combined: 129 km***

*SAE City Riding Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles
(variable speed, 30km/h average)
**SAE Highway / Constant Speed Riding Range Test Procedure for Electric Motorcycles
(113 km/h sustained)
*** SAE Highway Commuting Cycle (.5 City weighting, .5 Highway weighting)

Regenerative Braking Under deceleration, energy is returned to the battery system to both extend driving range and provide familiar rider feedback.

Data Collection

Brammo DDC™ (Dynamic Data Collection) records key motorcycle parameters at 1Hz (1 sample/second) for analysis and service support.

Key Components

Frame Brammo E-Beam Aluminum, Fabricated by Accossato in Italy
Sub-Frame Tubular Steel, Fabricated by Accossato in Italy
Swing Arm Tubular Steel, Fabricated by Accossato in Italy
Suspension – Front Fully Adjustable 43mm Marzocchi Forks
Suspension – Rear Fully Adjustable Sachs Shock
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 / Back 17” x 3.5” Marchesini / 17” x 5.5” Marchesini
Tires – Front / Back Continental 120-70 ZR17, 58W / 180-55 ZR17, 73W


LCD display; speed, tach, odometer, gear position, energy consumption, battery status, estimated range and system status


Weight 213 kg
Seat Height 80.0 cm
Width 80.77 cm (bar end-to-bar end)
Height 108.2 cm (highest portion of the dash)
Length 206.5 cm
Ground Clearance 18.54 cm
Rake/Trail 24° / 3.8"
Storage Capacity Optional Brammo hard side bags by GIVI.
Carrying Capacity Cargo Capacity 167 kg
(380 kg total combined motorcycle, rider, passenger and cargo)


147.32 cm 



Two year limited factory warranty. Five year or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, limited warranty on the battery modules. www.brammo.com/battery_warranty/



Empulse R : True Blood Red, Eclipsed Black, Maillot Jaune Yellow, Neodymium Silver Metallic

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