Back in May we reported Brammo obtained the exclusive global license for the 6 speed integrated transmission for electric motorcycles that would be used in a couple of their upcoming models, the Engage and Encite. Based on communications to customers who have pre-ordered the Empulse, Brammo has confirmed the 6 speed shifter will be integrated into the Empulse as standard equipment.
Brammo has been doing a lot of testing in the electric racing circuit so I think they have some very good data on which to base their decision. Though some of you see no reason for a transmission, they seem to feel otherwise. Interesting.