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Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:39:50 PM »
My first clue was when he followed me on Twitter.  Second clue:
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Eric Bostrom back in the saddle again, check him out at Laguna Seca on his new electric bike!


Not sure what happened to Steve Atlas, but I bet we find out soon.
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 04:11:12 PM »
The above photo is not the first time Bostrom has straddled a Brammo saddle:
http://brammofan.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/bostrom-on-a-brammo/


Also, I may have jumped to an improper conclusion about Steve Atlas. 

Is it possible that Brammo will have two bikes at Laguna Seca?
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 06:12:18 PM »
Possible. At Infineon they repaired the bike after a fairly major off. I would guess at that time they had only the single bike that was race-ready. If they want to win the manufacturer's cup (vs Zero) then they will probably need to field two bikes to provide some security against mishap on the race course.
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 06:47:24 PM »
This got out a little ahead of our press release... but I'll go ahead and spill the beans...

2 bikes, 2 riders.  Steve and Eric.  A dynamic duo! 

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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 07:06:20 PM »
Excellent!
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 10:47:07 PM »
Thanks Brian!
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 11:20:21 PM »
Eric Bostrom followed you?  And not me???  Are you the one with a rare Cannondale/Ducati Austin #32 Boss cycling jersey???  I think not. :D

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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 12:01:34 AM »
Nice.

2 bikes? I'm surprised I wasn't asked to ride :)

I look forward to meeting both riders...and the whole Brammo crew.



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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 11:05:06 AM »
From the press release:
Team Icon Brammo Adds Legendary Motorcycle Rider Eric Bostrom to Roster

ASHLAND, Ore.; July 26, 2012 – Further solidifying Brammo’s leading role in the electric vehicle racing space, Brammo, Inc. announced today Eric Bostrom will be joining Steve Atlas as a rider for the world-famous Team Icon Brammo.

Bostrom joins Team Icon Brammo with over two decades of experience riding for companies such as Ducati, Harley Davidson Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki. As Brammo racers, Atlas and Bostrom will provide instrumental feedback on Brammo’s racing bike, the Brammo Empulse RR, while promoting Brammo as the leading electric two-wheel vehicle brand.

“Team Icon Brammo is excited to add a rider of Eric’s caliber to our team headed into the most important race weekend of the season, the TTXGP North America Championship 2012 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca,” said Brian Wismann, Director of Product Development for Brammo and Manager of Team Icon Brammo. “Eric’s insight and experience will be an instrumental resource in continuing to develop the promising potential of electric motorcycle technology.”

Brammo is leading in the development and production of electric motorcycles, largely thanks to insights weaned from Team Icon Brammo. In 2009, Brammo competed in the first ever TTXGP race and finished as the top American team. Since then, racing has been core to the development of Brammo’s consumer and racing motorcycles, including the Empulse R, which is the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle for consumers. Further elevating their rich racing history, Brammo won the 2011 TTXGP North American Championship, with the Empulse RR and rider Steve Atlas.

“As I’ve always said, I have a love for all things on two wheels. Since my departure from Superbike competition, I’ve been competing in bicycle racing which has sparked my growing compassion for green power,” said Bostrom. “Having ridden both Brammo’s street and race models, the progress electric bikes have made in their short existence is nothing short of phenomenal. Our quest to develop the best bikes of tomorrow is off and to the races, and leaving a smaller footprint along the way.”
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 02:11:11 PM »
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2012, 05:33:28 PM »
"Two bikes are better than one" via Gavin:

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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2012, 07:42:56 PM »
Susanna Schick is doing a stellar job of reporting, so far.
http://gas2.org/2012/07/27/epowerttxgp-free-practice-report-laguna-seca/

Hmm:
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Brammo racer Eric Bostrom had a bit of a surprise when he went to leave the pit for Free Practice. The bike which had performed flawlessly on the dyno the night before suddenly lurched backwards into the trailer as soon as he opened the throttle. I spoke with a Brammo tech who explained that they were trying to find the cause of the malfunction. They were using a new controller, and were waiting to hear back from the manufacturer about the problem. However, he told me he wouldn’t place all the blame on the controller, that they weren’t sure if there was a short somewhere in the system. When Eric would open the throttle, the bike would reverse direction. Yet when he’d close it then open it again, it’d go forward. They’ll be working hard to sort this out by tomorrow afternoon.

For "fastest lap," Steve Atlas came in 2nd (1:39), behind Michael Barnes on one of the Lightning bikes (1:35).

Hope they get Eric's bike sorted out soon.

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As it stands now, the Zeros would most certainly be disqualified from racing, as they are not within 120% of the lead finisher. However, I spoke with an ePower/TTXGP representative who said it’s likely they would be allowed to race even though they would not earn any points in ePower. They’d still earn points in TTXGP.
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2012, 08:43:41 PM »
OMG, I missed so much new stuff lately! BUT, I have absolutely no regrets...  ;)

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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 08:45:04 PM »
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Re: Eric Bostrom racing for Brammo
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 08:46:00 PM »
OMG, I missed so much new stuff lately! BUT, I have absolutely no regrets...  ;)
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