Victory's electric TT bike for the road!

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 29 Jul 2015

The electric TT bike for the road

Victory Motorcycles has today lifted the covers off a �Street� version of the bike that Lee Johnston and Guy Martin rode to third and fourth in this year�s TT Zero race.

Named the �Empulse TT�, the bike is the first all-electric addition to Victory�s line-up since the Polaris Group bought the assets of Brammo earlier this year.

The Empulse TT features a sports bike-style aluminium beam-frame and adjustable suspension. It�s capable of speeds in excess of 100mph and has a range of 60mph when ridden in a typical manner. With throttle control and restraint, the range increases to 100 miles. 

Victory claim the Empulse TT, which shares a number of components with the original Brammo Empulse R, has the fastest charging battery on the market. From empty, a full charge will take just 3.9 hours using a Stage 2 charger, which is available as an accessory utilising a standard 240V outlet.

The Empulse TT also features Brammo�s six-speed gearbox. As this isn�t something all competitive electric bikes have, Victory claim this gives off a �significantly sportier� feel. 

There are two riding modes, �ECO� and �SPORT�, which are fairly self explanatory. In �Sport� mode, 20% more battery power is released to the motor resulting in better acceleration.

The bike will go on sale in the U.S. later this year, with global demand then being assessed before a sales plan is announced for Europe. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

ENGINE

ELECTRIC MOTOR                       Internal Permanent Magnet AC Induction

PEAK MOTOR POWER               54hp

PEAK TORQUE                          61ftlbs

TRANSMISSION                         6-speed gearbox with multi-plate, hydraulic activated wet clutch

BATTERY PACK

BATTERY                              Brammo Power Lithium Ion

BATTERY CAPACITY                  10.4 kWh

BATTERY VOLTAGE                    103.6V / 117.6V (max)

CHARGE TIME                          3.9 hrs (at Level 2 / 0% to 100% SOC)
8 hrs (at Level I / 0% to 100% SOC)
EMISSIONS                            None

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKING SYSTEM       Dual 310mm Brembo floating discs with twin 4-piston radial mounted Brembo brake calipers

REAR BRAKING SYSTEM          Brembo single disc with dual piston hydraulic Brembo brake caliper

PERFORMANCE

MAX SPEED                          100mph

REGENERATIVE BRAKING        Extends riding range and provides familiar rider feedback

SUSPENSION

FRONT SUSPENSION                 Adjustable 43mm Inverted Forks

REAR SUSPENSION                    Adjustable Direct-Acting Shock

CHASSIS

CARRY CAPACITY                       167 kg

DRY WEIGHT                           213 kg

GROUND CLEARANCE              18.54 cm

LENGTH                                    206.5 cm

TRAIL                           24� / 7.62 cm

SEAT HEIGHT                          80.0 cm

WHEELBASE                            147.32 cm

OTHER COMPONENTS

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

TYRES                                            Continental Sport Attack II

Front tyre is a 120-70 ZR17 58W  and the rear is a 160/60ZR17 69W

WHEELS                                         Front is a 17� x 3.5� / Rear is a 17� x 4.5�

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