30 Jul '14, 12am

Refuel 2014: Shane Turpin sets SportElectric TT record aboard Brammo Empulse RR [w/video]

Refuel 2014: Shane Turpin sets SportElectric TT record aboard Brammo Empulse RR [w/video]

A time trial is not just a race against the clock, it is a competition that carves out small places in history for those who can wring the most from their machines on a given day, at a particular place. This year, Shane Turpin , his steed newly-wrapped in fiery imagery from sponsor Icon and tweaked to pump out 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, whittled an especially sweet notch: 1:31.634. That is the fastest Refuel lap ever – just tenths of a second short of the all-time record electric loop around this track set in 2011 by Steve Rapp on the Mission R – and one that puts two wheelers ahead of their four-wheeled kin in the unending argument of which is the more capable. That wasn't the only trophy the Brammo team walked away with, though. In that same modified motorcycle category, Eric Bostrom , riding an Empulse TTX – the brand's race-prepped version of the Empu...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/07/29/refuel-2014-shane-tu...

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