Recall: Brammo Empulse R

05/29/2013 @ 12:11 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

Recall: Brammo Empulse R brammo empulse r 635x423

Brammo is recalling certain units of its new electric street bike, the Brammo Empulse R. Specifically affecting units made between February 22, 2013, through March 29, 2013 (five units in total), the recall comes about after a test unit showed that some machines had a high current cable attached to the motor controller incorrectly, which could cause an electrical short.

The short could cause a complete loss of power while riding, or even a fire, hence the need for the recall with the NHTSA. Brammo will notify affected owners, and technicians will inspect the cable at the motor controller, and correct its installation if needed.

Concerned Empulse R owners can contact Brammo at 1-541-482-9555, and as always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.

Source: NHTSA

Comment:

  1. Bob says:

    Brammo only sold 5 bikes in a month? Doesn’t sound like the company is doing too good…

  2. Brammofan says:

    @Bob – no, the recall says “affecting units made between February 22, 2013, through March 29, 2013 (five units in total).” It’s not about 5 bikes sold, it’s about 5 bikes manufactured during that time. The language is pretty vague and could be construed to mean that only 5 bikes manufactured during that period of the total bikes manufactured during the period were defective.