Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 29 Jul 2015
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.
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 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
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
MAX SPEED 100mph
REGENERATIVE BRAKING Extends riding range and provides familiar rider feedback
FRONT SUSPENSION Adjustable 43mm Inverted Forks
REAR SUSPENSION Adjustable Direct-Acting Shock
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
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�