Charging the first time2013 Brammo Empulse R #242013 Brammo Empulse R #24Me and my Brammo Empulse R #242013 Brammo Empulse R #24Charging status screenBrian Wismann and I with the Empulse REmpulse R at Brammo HQBrammo Empulse R in the Brammo Van
OwnerTravis Gintz
Owner's Other EV1986 Honda VFR700
LocationPortland, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2013 Brammo Empulse R
2013 Brammo Empulse R #24, Color: White Noise
Motor Parker Hannifin GVM 3-Phase AC
Parker Hannifin GVM PMAC motor, 40kW, @ 6,000 rpm (54 hp), 63Nm (46.5 foot pounds)
Drivetrain6-speed transmission, 14:48 final drive
ControllerSevcon Gen 4, Size 6 AC Controller
Batteries7 BPM15/90, 0.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Seven Brammo BPM15/90 modules in series. Built in cell-heaters. Extruded aluminum to aid in cooling.
System Voltage104 Volts
Charger Eltek EV Powercharger 3000
L1/L2 J1772 compatible charger
3000W 120/240V, 3000W
Heatercell heaters only
InstrumentationBrammo, LCD + Analog RPM gauge
Top Speed105 MPH (168 KPH)
105mph top speed
Accelerationcomparable to a 650cc gas bike
Range120 Miles (193 Kilometers)
121 miles city (variable speed/19mph average)
56 miles highway (constant 70mph)
77 miles Combined (half city, half highway)
Watt Hours/Mile148 Wh/Mile
148Wh/mi average over 315 miles. This was measured at the wall and gives true Grid to Wheel energy use and includes charger inefficiency and any onboard devices that are on while charging.
EV Miles
Start:500 Miles (804 Kilometers)
Current:1,900 Miles (3,057 Kilometers)
Total:1,400 Miles (2,252 Kilometers)
    As of 7/15/2013
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight470 Pounds (213 Kilograms)
TiresAvon AV79 front, AV80 rear
Conversion TimeN/A
Conversion Cost$18,995
Additional FeaturesFully adjustable Marzocchi front forks
Fully adjustable Sachs rear shock
J1772 L1 and L2 charging capability
Brembo Dual front and single rear brakes
IET 6-speed transmission

Frame sliders
Swingarm spools/sliders
CRG Lanesplitter mirrors
2013-5-13: It's been so much fin to ride. I got a Kill-a-Watt meter and reset my trip meter and measured all of the energy going into the bike from the wall for ~315 miles. With $0.10/kwh in the meter, I paid ~$4.68 which works out to be right around $0.0015/mi for electricity only. My Audi A4 costs ~$0.16/mi for gas only.

2013-3-2: Brammo Empulse R was delivered by Brian from Brammo. It's a total blast to ride.

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