This is what we believe is the first shot of the Brammo Empulse RR race bike that was slated to race in the e-Power Championship round at Laguna Seca this weekend. Unfortunately for fans, and for Brammo, the Empulse RR race bike suffered a critical component failure, and will have to be a scratch on Sunday…but fortunately for Brammo fans (and Brammofan) Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher said on twitter today that the team would race this year.
With only 8 weeks to develop the race bike, expectedly the unexpected happened, and a component failed. Down but not out, good money would be on a TTXGP appearance by Brammo at VIR, since that’s the only remaining US race on the calendar, but we’ll have to confirm that with the company tomorrow when they make their public unveiling of the Brammo Empulse. If you’re at Seca, check out the Brammo tent in the e-Power pits and the Brammo tent out near Ducati Island. Also bring some short-shorts…you’ll understand when you get there.