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    Brammo Lowers Prices End of Summer Sale


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    I heard about this a few days ago and I am still trying to understand why they are doing it.
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    Checked in with a UK dealer - the nearest to me here in Ireland - about the Euro offer.
    The Empulse spec comes in at ~€10k, and I'd have bought it at that as it would cost me almost as much to build the machine I've planned.
    After talking to the guy though, I'm not confident that it would manage a 75km motorway commute with enough left in the batteries to avoid accelerated degredation.
    I think it would do it - but only just, and with very little margin for detour.

    If I lived 30km closer (which I will in about 12 months) the I'd be all over it!

    Gorgeous machine!

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    Spin over here

    http://www.dailytidings.com/article/...NEWS/140829737

    is that Brammo is too busy producing high tech drivetrains for Polaris to build motorcycles.

    http://www.polaris.com/en-us/ranger-...avalanche-gray

    Must be for the 2016 model year, as these are lead-acid golf cart technology. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonman View Post
    After talking to the guy though, I'm not confident that it would manage a 75km motorway commute with enough left in the batteries to avoid accelerated degredation.
    I suppose it depends on temperatures and speed on the motorway. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, usual temp is right around 15C and I ride 5 days a week and do 70 km mixed freeway (115 kph) and city street riding (distance = 2/3 freeway, 1/3 streets) and usually have 50 to 60% SOC remaining. After 29,000 km, I see no degradation in battery capacity. I consider my practical, conservative, freeway range to be about 100 km (at 100 kph), so I can't see why he'd say 75 km is "on the edge."

    A windscreen added about 10% to my range, by the way.

    - Bill
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    Last edited by Shineysideup; 28 August 2014 at 2158.

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    Well now - that paints a completely different picture from the spec sheet, and the dude wasn't willing to even suggest that it would do any better than the estimates.

    My commute sounds near identical to yours - starts with about 10km rural at ~80km/h, then about 50km of it is motorway (freeway equivalent I think) at 105-120km/h, remaining 15k or so is at 30-40km/h average on account of traffic.
    Realistically I wouldn't be using the bike in anything below about 5C and most of the year here is between 8-14C so temperature isn't a huge concern.

    From your experience so, it's well capable of what I need - that's good news.

    As to the windscreen, I'd actually contemplated looking in to getting a race faring for it and modifying that to take the street accessories - motorway in Ireland can be pretty miserable for a lot of the year if you haven't got something to hide behind. At the very least the windscreen would be a must.

    Right - might just have to arrange to tip over to the UK for a testride so.

    Nice one,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shineysideup View Post
    I suppose it depends on temperatures and speed on the motorway. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, usual temp is right around 15C and I ride 5 days a week and do 70 km mixed freeway (115 kph) and city street riding (distance = 2/3 freeway, 1/3 streets) and usually have 50 to 60% SOC remaining. After 29,000 km, I see no degradation in battery capacity. I consider my practical, conservative, freeway range to be about 100 km (at 100 kph), so I can't see why he'd say 75 km is "on the edge."

    A windscreen added about 10% to my range, by the way.

    - Bill
    Empulse R 2013

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    In round numbers, on my Zero, I get about 1 mile of range for every 1% of battery capacity drop when riding at 60-65 mph. However, my typical mixed-use riding, sticking to the speed limits, nets me 85 watts per mile. Around suburbia, staying off the freeway but going up and down hills, I have been seeing around 65 watts per mile. I agree that installing a windshield is the best bang for the buck you can make when riding a "naked" elmoto. All in all I have been finding my Zero rather useful.

    I just made an appointment to replace the 16-year old original tires on my Saturn when I noticed that the tread depth was down to 3 mm.
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    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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    Did anyone happen to notice this statement in the above referenced article. It apparently is from a Polaris press release:

    Under Homan’s leadership, the Global Adjacent Markets business will have responsibility for all Small Vehicles product lines, including GEM, Goupil, Aixam/Mega and Brammo, as well as all commercial, Brutus, government and B2B applications of Off-Road Vehicles (ORV), Snow and Motorcycles outside Polaris’ traditional dealer channels. Homan’s team will also have responsibility for all merger and acquisition activity related to adjacent markets. Polaris’ Defense product line will report financial results through the Global Adjacent Markets business, but continue to operate as a separate business line.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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