Brammo has suffered some major setbacks in getting its latest Empulse electric motorcycle to market, but the company has stuck to its revised launch date: it unveiled the 2013 model last night. The key specs haven’t changed during the delay — we’re still looking at a six-speed gearbox, a max speed of 100 mph and a fast-recharge time of 3.5 hours — but the price has jumped from $ 14,000 to $ 16,995. There’s also the Empluse R, a more premium model that will go on sale for $ 18,995 in June. The main difference between the base model and the R is the material: the Empulse has a plastic body, while the R uses carbon fiber. Check out the full presser below the break — and if you’re holding out for the 2013 Empulse, the gallery pics of the R will have to tide you over till the base model launches early next year.
Gallery: Brammo Empulse R
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Today, electric motorcycle makers Brammo revealed that the company will add new electronic transmission technology, and a redesigned motor, clutch and gear shift to its lineup, that will make its motorcycles perform more like their gas-powered predecessors.
The first incorporation of this technology into the company’s product lines will be into Brammo’s new, not-yet-in-production Engage and Encite dirt bikes and racing bikes. The electric transmission was created by SMRE srl, an Italian engineering company, which agreed to give Brammo an exclusive, global license on this technology earlier in the week according to Brammo chief executive officer Craig Bramscher…