Being electric, the batteries are of utmost importance and the TTR duo will carry 8 kWh of lithium ion batteries cradled within the "distinctive flowing bodywork." Weighing in at 360 lbs, the bikes are said to be capable of exceeding 125 mph. They say that, where necessary, components were "overvolved," their term for a way of thinking that will be applied to future product.
Besides the official press release and specs, we also have a bonus video of Brammo rider Aaron Gobert talking about how the Enertia TTR feels like to ride. We won't spoil it for you but rest assured, he likes it. Now, hit the jump!
Brammo Expands TTXP Race Effort
With the world's first zero emissions motorcycle race set to take place June 12, 2009 on the Isle of Man, Brammo announced it would add a second Enertia TTR motorcycle and rider to its TTXGP race team. The electric motorcycle manufacturer has also hired leading motorsports management firm Hardcard Holdings as racing project manager, and has been utilizing former American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) racing champion, Aaron Gobert, to track test the Enertia.
This ground-breaking event, staged during the historic Isle of Man TT, is a chance for designers and engineers to test and demonstrate their latest innovations in clean emission technology in the intense environment of motorsports. The TTXGP is a global competition with representatives from the USA, UK, Italy, India, Germany, Austria and the Isle of Man.
"We're thrilled to show off our innovation and creativity to a world-wide audience," said CEO Craig Bramscher (Twitter: @brammocraig). "With two Enertias in the TTXGP, Brammo is taking a leadership position in validating the real world performance of electric motorcycles and we'll continue to find ways to excite consumers about our present and future Brammo products around the globe."
The Brammo Enertia TTR race bikes are based on the same production models that consumers can buy. The Enertia TTR started as the production Enertia with its extruded aluminum frame rails, distinctive flowing bodywork, and unique battery mounting system as the basis. Where necessary, key components were then "overvolved" for the demands of racing and super-high performance. "Overvolved" is a way of thinking at Brammo that will be applied for future product offerings.
"The design, engineering and thought process that went into the Enertia TTR is relevant to both current and future products customers will see from Brammo," said Director of Product Development, Brian Wismann.
A complete spec sheet on the Brammo Enertia TTR race bike can be found at www.brammo.com.
To help manage the racing program, Brammo has retained Hardcard Holdings, a leading motorsports consultancy with extensive race program management experience. Hardcard is providing assistance on logistics, selection of team personnel and riders, guidance on contracts, event activation and the protection of Brammo's commercial and intellectual property rights.
As part of the development plan for the TTXGP, AMA champion Aaron Gobert was the first to ride the Brammo Enertia TTR race bike on a racetrack. Gobert was blown away by the bike's performance and handling and had this to say, "The Enertia TTR was unreal and I was amazed at how light the bike feels. Being so quiet and with no vibration, there was no fighting the motorcycle. Its incredible going through a corner and one of the easiest to ride bikes I've ever experienced."
You can follow the Brammo team at the TTXGP on Twitter at @BrammoSays.
About Brammo Brammo (www.brammo.com) is a premier specialty vehicle manufacturer developing sustainable performance products for the next generation of transportation. Through integration of digital engineering and high impact design, Brammo transforms ideas into compelling products. Located in Ashland, Oregon the company was founded in 2002 and is privately held.
Battery: 8 Twelve-Volt Modules, 8 kWh Lithium Polymer, 100 Volts
Peak Battery Bus
Motor: Brushless Design, Permanent Magnet, AC Synchronous
Frame: Extruded Aluminum from SAPA, stock/production rails
Body: Stock/production Enertia body panels
Fairing: Brammo sourced, OE spec
Rear Section: Brammo Design, SLA by SCICON Technologies
Weight: 360 Lbs
Seat height: 34.5"
Ground clearance: 7"
Forks: Brammo-spec, OE-sourced, Traxxion Dynamics AK, Gas Cartridge kitted
Shock: Elka - tunable compression & rebound
Steering damper: Ohlins
Front: 17" Forged Magnesium
Rear: 17" Forged Magnesium
Brakes: Brembo - Brammo-spec
Tyres: Dunlop - Brammo-spec, Isle of Man compound