Victory Motorcycles has turned a new page by unveiling its first fully electric motorcycle. The 2016 Empulse TT is a road-legal electric streetbike based on Brammo’s Empulse R. The company’s entry into the electric market follows its successful participation at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero race, where its Empulse-powered racebike emerged as the fastest US electric motorcycle.
Oregon-based Brammo’s electric motorcycle business was bought in January by Victory’s mother company, Polaris Industries, so common sense dictated that it was a matter of time before an electric motorcycle would emerge from either Victory or Indian – or possibly both. After all it was Harley-Davidson that had drawn first blood with its project Livewire. Now that the production version of the electric H-D has officially been put on hold, Polaris has an opportunity to take the initiative.