26 Jun '14, 12pm

Two Wheels: Brutus V2 Rocket electric motorcycle set to go ballistic on Pikes Peak [w/video]

Two Wheels: Brutus V2 Rocket electric motorcycle set to go ballistic on Pikes Peak [w/video]

The V2 Rocket from Brutus Electric Motorcycles is on the launch pad, ready to go ballistic on Pikes Peak. Though it just turned a wheel for the first time a week ago, the custom-built, battery-powered bike is now on the mountain and hopes to turn some heads during the Race to the Clouds, aka the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). Certainly it's an eyeball magnet just resting on its kickstand. This new bike is a bit different from previous Brutus builds. After starting out with a throwback cruiser-style machine , the outfit then got beastlier but stayed close to its roots on Brutus 2. The Brutus V9 – a machine that company principal Chris Bell tells us is getting them a lot of attention lately – used the same platform, but added fairings and saddlebags and other interesting bits for that full 'bagger" effect. The V2 Rocket updates the trellis frame and DC drivetra...

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