Empulse Features and Options Wish List
Because the Brammo Empulse is still under development there is a lot of speculation about what features will be available when it eventually goes to production some time next year. The Empulse represents the cutting edge for electric motorcycles and we will likely see some new innovative features that you wont find on a conventional ICE motorcycle. You know, other than the electric motor…
Some features I would love to see on the Empulse:
USB port(s): A USB port or two would make plugging in a GPS unit or an iPhone a sinch. Im not recommending a quick game of Angry Birds while you ride but its nice to know that when you get to where you are going your phone will be charged when you arrive. And soon you can count on some handy apps that will locate near by charge stations to help ease range anxiety for those long distance excursions. As more and more EVs are introduced to the market a charging station locator will most likely be a standard feature in portable GPS devices. And how about a USB powered motorcycle camera or lap timer!
Frame Sliders: Not that I would expect frame sliders to be included on the bike stock, but the ability to attach frame sliders to the Empulse would be greatly appreciated. I can personally attest to the functional benefit of frame sliders as they have saved me from big repair bills. I wont leave home on 2 wheels without them.
Second seat: Having a second seat on the Empulse is by no means is a deal breaker for me but it would certainly be a nice option to have available though. It also appears to be in high demand from what I have seen in the forums.
Bikini or Full Fairings: The Empulse looks great the way it is, all naked and sexy , but different people have different tastes and I know that many would like to see some fairings available for it. To get an idea of what the Empulse will look like with full fairings just take look at the Empulse RR. Consider also that aerodynamics will play a fairly big role in efficiency and range at high speeds, some streamlined fairings could improve performance in those areas too.
Riding Modes: The ability to switch between Performance or Battery Sustaining modes would definitely come in handy. Its always nice when a motorcycle can do some of the thinking for you to help keep your attention on the road.
What features would you like to see on the Empulse? Join the discussion or leave a comment!