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Traction motor powers Brammo's electric bike

Traction motor powers Brammo's electric bike

Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Electromechanical Automation Division, Rohnert Park, Calif., announces that its MPP series traction motor is being used to power an all-electric motorcycle built by Brammo Inc., Ashland, Ore. The bike was recently unveiled at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca, Calif., where a major race was held as part of the FIM e-power race series.

Designed for today's electric and hybrid vehicles, MPP motors offer lower weight and higher power than other traction motors and come in a smaller package. The motors also include an innovative winding design and internal dual-cooling implementation. This design yields up to 40% higher torque per unit size than conventionally constructed permanent magnet motors and can deliver 20 to 350 kW of power with 97% efficiency. The racing bike will debut later this month, with a street version for the commercial market planned for next year. Brammo and Parker are working through the details of a smaller MPP motor for the production version. For more information, visit and

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