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Brammo Racing / Re: ReFuel Races this weekend at Laguna Seca.
« Last post by Jeff on Today at 01:16:04 AM »
Awesome riding this weekend, Jeff!  A 5-6 second/lap improvement is HUGE! I would love to see more Empulse riders out there next year.

Thanks Brian!  Yeah, I was waaay more comfortable out there this time around.  Partially due to having some track days, but also in large part due to all the pointers and whatnot over the past year from Eric/Shelina/Shane/you/everybody.  I feel like a couple of the corners I've actually kinda figured out now.

Seriously, to everybody that was not there, I'll say the same thing I said last year: there is nothing in the world like getting in from a session and getting to bug the race team about 'hey, how does turn X work?'  Also it was yet again awesome meeting a ton of fellow EV nerds.  There were a lot of first-timers this time around as well.

Anyway, as promised, here's some video!

Not captured on film: me grinning maniacally the ENTIRE time
  (edit: PS wow, video embed does not work with https links!)

Turn 2 continues to mystify me in its crazy double apexness.  I need to not slow down between 3 and 4 -- watching the video makes me realize how much extra room I had.  Also I think I needed to turn in later going into the corkscrew.

But I am quite happy!  Susanna passed me early on and I eventually caught back up with her.  I pretty much achieved my goal of not lifting down the front straight -- it is harder than it looks, what with turn 1 being basically full-speed and totally blind.  I got to consistently 100+ by the end of the day. 

Also the very last lap was with the regen off from heat so I was a little more cautious.

Look at ~9:00 or so for a certain Mr. Bostrom gracefully carving past everybody on the TTX.
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Brammo Racing / Re: ReFuel Races this weekend at Laguna Seca.
« Last post by dbsuperbiker on July 22, 2014, 07:31:43 PM »
Awesome riding this weekend, Jeff!  A 5-6 second/lap improvement is HUGE! I would love to see more Empulse riders out there next year. 






sorry I missed it...looks like fun
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Brammo News And Views / Re: Watch "2014 Brammo Empulse Review"
« Last post by Adan on July 22, 2014, 01:20:54 PM »
He's raving about the acceleration and he was on a standard, not an R. 
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Off Topic / Re: Edelweiss Alp tour on electric motorcycles
« Last post by flar on July 22, 2014, 01:12:50 PM »
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Here's an article I read off Greencarcongress.com on a grant from an electric vehicle consortium to Envia systems to further their battery research. The rumor of their death may have been exaggerated.

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/07/20140721-usabc.html

Could this be a possible option for future Brammo Bikes? I certainly think so if they get mass produced. Imagine getting over 200 miles on a future Empulse! That'd be awesome!

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Brammo Racing / Re: ReFuel Races this weekend at Laguna Seca.
« Last post by BrammoBrian on July 22, 2014, 08:50:31 AM »
Awesome riding this weekend, Jeff!  A 5-6 second/lap improvement is HUGE! I would love to see more Empulse riders out there next year. 





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Sorry for the late report - we were travelling back from Monterey yesterday and internet at the motel was painfully slow. 

We had a great time at the event this year and I managed to podium on my "competitive debut" (I can't call it a "race" or the wife won't approve).  To answer Mrs. Brammofan, there were 10 competitors in the Production Electric class. I ended the day happy with my riding, although my fastest lap was not done during the Time Trial.  I rode safely and even lead all production bikes in the first practice session (3rd overall behind Shane and Eric), which was cool.     



More importantly, though, we saw big improvements in lap times for both the RR and the TTX with Shane Turpin and EBoz at the controls, respectively.  Shane and Eric took 1st and 2nd in the Electric Modified class and were the class of the field by far. 







Overall, it was a fantastic event and I would recommend that anyone that has even a remote interest of riding on the track to come out next year.  It's a very friendly environment to learn to ride both faster AND safer, plus - you'll get to hang out with other like-minded individuals in the paddock.   8)

More info/photos to follow soon...
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Brammo News And Views / Watch "2014 Brammo Empulse Review"
« Last post by Brammofan on July 22, 2014, 06:26:58 AM »
New review posted by Brammo Switzerland last night. Outstanding!

2014 Brammo Empulse Review: http://youtu.be/9utlxMpTzo0
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Brammo Enertia Plus / Re: Breakdown on high way - SERVICE REQUIRED S96
« Last post by Roan on July 22, 2014, 05:44:37 AM »
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Sorry to hear you are experiencing some issues with your Enertia. Have you been able to have your local dealer or agent review the ride data from your bike? That is the first place we need to start.

Thanks,

Brammo Service

I contacted Electric Motorcycles Nederland, the Dutch Brammo agent, and sent him the log-files of last week. Hopefully he can look into it and provide a cause and/or solution.

Rano and Roan, looks like Austrian/Dutch couple  ;D
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