Brammo Empulse RR riden by Steve Atlas

This weekend, the top electric motorcycle racing teams from around the world will be in Florida to contest the 2012 TTXGP World Championship at the Daytona International Speedway. This is the first time the race has been held on American shores and so, to mark the occasion – and also perhaps intimidate its competitors – North American champions Team Icon Brammo have released a sweet little video featuring one of its Empulse RR race bikes putting down some fast laps at the Oregon Raceway Park.

Whether it's the fancy camera work or the result of the significant improvements made over the course of the season, the RR's performance looks impressively threatening. And with riders Steve Atlas and Eric Bostrom each on their own example, the other teams should consider this as notice served: Brammo is playing for keepsies.

If the other teams are worried, they aren't showing it. Münch Racing was last seen lounging poolside, enjoying some welcome sunshine while awaiting the arrival of its European Championship-winning machine. Team Barracuda Lightning, as is its wont, has been maintaining radio silence, but no doubt is confident about its chances. It's bringing Miguel Duhamel – who, in his only race on an electric, edged out all the European teams – along with its long-time rider Michael Barnes, who beat Brammo at Laguna Seca earlier this summer and won't likely have to deal with any arm-grabbing interference.

Scroll down to watch the video for yourself, make sure to click HD, and place your bets.