Putting #1 on your motorcycle after claiming a championship is risky. This move lays down the challenge to your competitors to prove you wrong, to call your bluff, and to claim the throne for themselves. That is of, course, unless you can back that claim up.
Last weekend at Miller Motorsports Park Brammo Empulse RR Racing made well the promise to repeat, and did so with a 1-2 finish. Steve Atlas took his second TTXGP North American Championship. Eric Bostrom (EBoz) took win, but Steve played it smartly to take 2nd and the championship.
And for those that continue to believe that electric race bikes don’t pack the punch of their gasoline counterparts, keep in mind that Brammo’s lap times astride the Empulse RR were 1:38 for EBoz, 1:39 for Steve. For reference, the best lap on the East Course for a 2012 superbike in Cycle World’s 2012 Superbike Shootout was a 1:40.7 on a CBR1000RR. Times keep dropping as the years march on, so don’t count out watts over horsepower so early.
As the field in the TTXGP grows ever more challenging, many would say that putting that number on our bike was premature, but we knew we were not making a check with our mouths that our bikes couldn’t cash. Icon is familiar with making bold moves as well, and this year used the Airmada helmet on the Empulse RR. A revolutionary bike, a groundbreaking helmet, and two companies dedicated to pushing the limits in the motorcycling industry.
Icon is proud to continue sponsoring Brammo Empulse RR Racing, and look forward to even more podiums and championships. Next year, we will definitely be rocking the #1 too.