Here it is kids, a basic comparison. Maybe I’ll do more if the spirit moves me. All specs are from the manufacturer’s pages, with the usual caveats.
|Zero ZF8.5||Zero ZF11.4||Brammo Empulse|
|City/Highway/Combined range||103/53/70 miles (166/85/113 km)||137/70/93 miles (220/113/150 km)||121/56/77 miles (195/90/124km)|
|Max torque||68 ft-lb (92 Nm)||68 ft-lb (92 Nm)||63Nm (46.5 foot pounds)|
|Max power||54 hp (40 kW) @ 4300 RPM||54 hp (40 kW) @ 4300 RPM||40kW, @ 8,200 rpm (54 hp)|
|Top speed*||95 mph (153 km/h)||95 mph (153 km/h)||100 + mph (160 + km/h)|
|Power pack maximum capacity||8.5 kWh||11.4 kWh||9.31 kWh (nominal), 10.2 kWh (max)|
|Estimated power pack life to 80% capacity (city)||258,000 miles (415,000 km)||343,000 miles (552,000 km)||1,500 cycles to 80% capacity (100% DOD)|
|Weight||350 lb (159 kg)||382 lb (173 kg)||470lbs. / 213kg|
|Seat height||31.3 inches (794 mm)||31.3 inches (794 mm)||31.5” 80.0 cm|
From the Brammo site:
* The Empulse R has carbon fiber headlight shroud, front and rear fenders, top panel (this is the panel immediately ahead of the colored panel) and rear light housing.
* The Empulse R has a name badge and features fully adjustable (gold) front suspension and fully adjustable adjustable rear-suspension.
* The Empulse uses Semi-Adjustable 43mm Marzocchi Forks for the Front Suspension.
* The Empulse uses Semi-Adjustable Sachs Shocks for Rear Suspension.