MotorcycleUSA has let it slip that it will be competing in the first round of the North American TTXGP series on-board the Brammo Empulse RR. Taking to the electric race motorcycle with be MotoUSA editor Steve Atlas, who will get the honors of piloting the Empulse RR in its first race outing (Brammo had to sit out its attempt to race a the FIM e-Power race at Laguna Seca last year after having a technical issue).

Brammo has been testing its Empulse RR for almost a year now, so the Oregonian company’s race package should be well-polished for the race at Infineon. When we saw the Empulse RR testing at Thunderhill Raceway earlier this year, the electric bike seemed capable of some good lap times, but of course we’ll have to wait and see how it compares to the competition that arrives later this May.

As for Atlas, the last we heard was that he single-handedly changing the well-earned stigma that motorcycle journalists don’t know how to ride motorcycles, which should make for some good racing for the TTXGP/AMA fans. Some photos of the Brammo Empulse RR are after the jump.

Brammo Empulse RR Testing at Thunderhill Raceway:

Up-Close with the Brammo Empulse RR at Laguna Seca:

Source: MotorcycleUSA via Brammo Forum; Photos: © 2011 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

  • Dr. Gellar

    Good to know Brammo will indeed be at Infineon Raceway for the season-opening TTXGP race. I hope they plan to compete in the entire series, or most of it at least. I’m anxious to hear news about other competitors getting ready to go this season as well, whether it be Mission, MotoCzysz, Lightning, or anyone else for that matter. Come on everyone…let’s see what you’ve got!

  • Joshua

    This all seams like a bad joke now that we have seen Chip Yates in action. I mean what’s the point of having your own series if you can races against the ICE’s and pull out 2nd on an electric bike. TTXGP and FIM e-Power are dead go race the big boy’s or go home. Chips got the right idea!

  • buellracerx

    congrats to Atlas! great rider – I’ll look forward to seeing him put down some solid lap times.

    single-handedly, though? Pretty sure Mark Cernicky could give him a run for his $$$

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