It was only a matter of time before there were rumblings of Polaris Industries targeting Harley-Davidson in the Electric Motorcycle (EM) segment—especially after the recent announcement that Polaris had just purchased EM manufacturer Brammo. Well, the time has come—much quicker than some might have expected—with Polaris Industries filing a trademark on January 27th for: Victory […]
A new trend is starting to take shape in the United States, with electric bikes becoming increasingly common, according to Ecomento. Though electric vehicles have been popular overseas for years now, a push by Harley-Davidson is bringing the electric craze to North America as well. Sales of higher-end products from manufacturers like Brammo and Zero Motorcycles […]
Fans of motorsports and green initiatives had been waiting with anticipation for Sunday’s race in Indianapolis. The bikes that competed for victory were all electric, making Sunday the first time the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted a completely green race. The FIM eRoadRacing World Cup event took place Sunday afternoon, after the Moto GP competition concluded, […]
Brammo Electric Motorcycles has received the go-ahead from the AFM, the country’s oldest motorcycle road racing organization, to race against gas-powered machines in a motorsports series. Models like the Brammo Empulse R, Empulse TTX and Empulse RR will be eligible to race for a championship in 2013. While the AFM has not decided which classes the electric bikes can […]
Brammo, a 5-year-old startup electric motorcycle company from Oregon, announced that it received $13 million towards their goal of $45 million in the funding round.
Buyers of on-road electric motorcycles would continue to be eligible for up to a $2,500 tax credit under a bill approved by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On Aug. 2, the panel approved bipartisan legislation extending dozens of tax breaks, including language offered by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to […]