Eric Bostrom’s motorcycle-racing career is quite impressive. The 35-year-old Californian has amassed four AMA Championship titles (Harley 883 Dirt Track, Super Twins, Formula Xtreme and Supersport), and has 15 AMA Superbike wins under his leathers.
And throughout his professional-racing career that began in 1996, he has raced with many different manufacturers, including Harley-Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, Ducati, and Kawasaki. But following a not-so-lucky season aboard the Cycle World Kawasaki team in 2011, “E-Boz” departed from AMA Superbike competition.
But now he’s ready for another challenge – electric motorcycle racing. Bostrom, older brother of AMA Superbike’s Ben Bostrom (Jordan Suzuki), has joined Steve Atlas on Team Icon Brammo, the electric manufacturer reported on Thursday.
Bostrom’s first race aboard the Brammo Empulse RR will be at the TTXGP north American Championship held at Laguna Seca this weekend, the event running in conjunction with MotoGP and AMA Pro Racing.
Eric Bostrom (Team Icon Brammo) says: “As I’ve always said, I have a love for all things on two wheels. Since my departure from Superbike competition, I’ve been competing in bicycle racing which has sparked my growing compassion for green power.
“Having ridden both Brammo’s street and race models, the progress electric bikes have made in their short existence is nothing short of phenomenal. Our quest to develop the best bikes of tomorrow is off and to the races, and leaving a smaller footprint along the way.”
Brammo says Bostrom, who currently contributes articles to Cycle World, and Atlas will provide “instrumental feedback” on the Empulse RR, while promoting Brammo as the leading electric two-wheel vehicle brand.
Brian Wismann (Director of Product Development for Brammo & Manager of Team Icon Brammo) says: “Team Icon Brammo is excited to add a rider of Eric’s caliber to our team headed into the most important race weekend of the season, the TTXGP North America Championship 2012 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“Eric’s insight and experience will be an instrumental resource in continuing to develop the promising potential of electric motorcycle technology.”
About Brammo in TTXGP:
In 2009, Brammo competed in the first ever TTXGP race and finished as the top American team. Since then, racing has been core to the development of Brammo’s consumer and racing motorcycles, including the Empulse R, which is the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle for consumers. Further elevating their rich racing history, Brammo won the 2011 TTXGP North American Championship, with the Empulse RR and rider Steve Atlas.
For additional information on the electric-motorcycle producer, visit Brammo.com.