Victory makes its first foray into two markets with the new Empulse TT–electric and high-performance motorcycles.Using a platform from the purchase of Brammo by the parent company Polaris, the Victory Empulse TT takes its name from the company’s success in the Isle of Man TT.
While the electric motor’s output numbers are relatively modest, it does have a six-speed transmission to maximize its power. The Empulse TT has a high-performance chassis with twin 310mm Brembo discs and radially mounted Brembo calipers in the front, along with regenerative braking, 17-inch Continental Sport Attack II tires, 43mm inverted forks, and a wheelbase of 53 inches.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!