We head to Ashland, Oregon for a chance to test drive the Brammo Empulse R
. The Empulse R has a unique 6-speed transmission setup to provide plenty of push off the line and a top end speed of over 100 miles per hour. But can the eerily silent, gas-free Empulse R really keep up with its gas-burning sportbike rivals? We interview Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher and take the Empulse R for a spin to find out.