This Electric Motorcycle Can Reach 160km/h

Brammo's new electric motorcycle, the Empulse, is the big brother bike to the Brammo Enertia. Compared to other electric motorcycles, it's faster, lasts longer and still surprisingly affordable. Not to mention that it actually looks like a motorcycle.

Where the Enertia was cute and charming, the Empulse is powerful and beastly. The Empulse can reach speeds up to 160km/h and go as far as 160km on a single charge. It'll actually come in three models: a 6kWh, 8kWh and 10kWh version with each averaging a 97, 127 and 160 km range on a single charge. Pricing ranges from $US9995 to $US13,995 depending on which model you get.

The Empulse uses features similar to what we've seen in the MotoCzysz E1PC - like the liquid-cooled motor - but for a more practical setting. Brammo won't go into details about the battery but they've managed to develop a very powerful battery at a very low cost. The rest of the bike draws inspiration from conventional motorcycles:

That huge extruded aluminium frame connects the swingarm pivot to the headstock and supports the battery packs. Front suspension is upside down forks holding radial Nissin brake calipers and there's a full-adjustable rear shock. Brammo chose to go for a streetfighter-inspired look with the Empulse as most riders will be using them in urban environments.

You'll actually be able to check out all the awesomeness of the Brammo Empulse at Best Buy when it releases sometime next year. [Hell For Leather]