The Wild Ohm: Jay Leno Tries the Brammo Empulse R Electric Motorcycle [Video]
Lately, it seems like the automobile industry can’t go more than a week without announcing or releasing a newall-electric(or at the very leastplug-in hybrid) car or truck. Such is the desire to offer up a green, forward-thinking image to the public and – perhaps more importantly – gain real-world data and knowledge to put to use on future combustion-free offerings. And while all this is going on, themotorcycle industryis just sticking its collective head in the sand, right?
Wrong, homeslice. More and moremotorcyclebuyers are getting a charge (Okay, that’s the only electricity pun, we promise.) out ofelectric bikes. Even Jay Leno, who has a fleet of fossil-fueled bikes to rival most museums, finds a lot to like about these whisper-quiet two wheelers. This is particularly true ofelectric bikesthat are as potent as the Empulse R from American manufacturerBrammo. And it’s a propersportbike, complete with a6-speed transmission.