ASHLAND, Ore., July 20 /PRNewswire/ — Brammo, Inc. announced today that former AMA champion Aaron Gobert will be riding their Empulse RR race bike in the forthcoming FIM e-Power race on July 25th. The Empulse RR is a purpose built, race ready, version of the recently announced Brammo Empulse, featuring Brammo Power™ and Brammo Digital Powertain™ technology and will be revealed at the Red Bull 2010 MotoGP, Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca.
Brammo continues to use its race program to develop forward looking vehicles that ultimately make their way into commercial production. The 2009 Enertia TTR race bike evolved into the stunning Empulse street bike which is now available for pre order at www.brammo.com/store .
No stranger to Brammo race bikes, Aaron Gobert said, “I had the opportunity to test with Brammo in 2009 and really enjoyed my time on the TTR race bike. Motorcycle racing is my passion and here’s an opportunity to experience a new chapter in bike racing and participate at the ground level in a branch of the sport that is almost certainly going to have an increasing impact on motorcycle racing in the future.”
Green racing. As part of its commitment to sustainability Brammo has officially offset the entire carbon load that will be generated when it attends the Red Bull Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca later this month. This has been achieved by working with CarbonFund.Org. to calculate Brammo’s total CO2 emissions in all aspects of its race program; from vehicle and airplane mileage, to electricity generation for the race bike, even taking into account accommodation and meals. CarbonFund.Org was then able to translate this information into a dollar amount and appropriately funnel this money into a carbon offset project based around sustainable forestation in America.
As a leading electric vehicle technology company it is clearly very important to Brammo, and all of its employees, customers, suppliers and investors that our sustainable values should not be left behind once we leave our facility in Ashland and this initiative ensures that those values aren’t compromised by our passion for racing.
Brammo Inc. is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the award winning Brammo Enertia motorcycle. Brammo is also an OEM supplier of innovative electric drivetrain systems including the Brammo Power™ battery pack and Brammo Power™ vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia. www.brammo.com
CarbonFund.Org is leading the fight against global warming, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. CarbonFund.Org achieves its goals through:
Climate change education, Carbon offsets and reductions, Public outreach www.CarbonFund.Org
About Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Reforestation Project:
This project is restoring native hardwood forests to a region in Northeastern Louisiana that once was covered by dense forest. It is restoring the habitat for estimated 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, including endangered/threatened species, such as the Louisiana Black Bear and the Florida Panther.
About The FIM e-power race:
The FIM e-Power race will take place at the Red Bull 2010 MotoGP . The race will see 15 electric motorcycle teams from around the world including Brammo compete on the demanding circuit at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 25th 2010.