2010 Brammo Enertia: So close, yet so far Scootin’ Old Skool

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Brammo Enertia

2010 Brammo Enertia: So yet so far

Brammo Enertia is sold at Best Buy stores in Portland, San and Los Angeles (Orin O’Neill

“They sell it at Best ” asked the barista incredulously.

She was totally jazzed about the of an electric motorcycle, even if a electronics store was not the place think of to make such a

In fact, certain Best Buy in Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles a surprisingly large selection of scooters and bicycles. The Brammo is the flagship, so to speak.

One of those stores is the one at Cascade Station, not far my crash pad. There’s a on the display that says about a test ride.” always believed if you want you should ask for it. So I did.

After filling out some and a pre-flight briefing, I was off.

Of starting the Enertia is rather than firing up a motorcycle an engine. Forget about you turn the key to “on,” press and the power button (rather the one on an Xbox 360), then sit for a and be entertained by a light show in the cluster. You won’t be able to until you turn the light on and put the side stand up.

The green on top of the display flash sequentially the Enertia is stopped

Once you won’t notice much between the Enertia and a conventional Aside from not having to gears, that is. I think could sell a ton of these on that basis alonehaving to a manual gearbox keeps people off motorcycles than any safety issue.

All the controls are exactly where you to find them, and they very, very well. response is smooth and linear, and if you it really hard, it’ll like it wants to zoom out between your legs its deeply-dished seat would prevent that from happening). Remember, an electric makes peak torque 0 rpm on up. Yes, it makes noise, an whine that may well people calling you “Tron.”

In the Enertia is as easy to ride as a While my ride was on the new, pavement of Cascade Station, big and generous suspension travel a smooth ride just anywhere. Brembo disk on both ends stop it and quickly if need be.

Brammo recently lowered the from $11,995 to $7,995 Federal and state tax credits offset the price to varying Like the Tesla folks, understands the need for a device this to be a high-quality bit of kit. It is. looks substantial, fits and works flawlessly. Everything might break off if the bike is made of flexible plastic, as are the

This is a thoughtfully conceived, motorcycle that is thoroughly to ride.


Brammo a range per charge of 42 miles an asterisk, of course). Interestingly, the hybrid Chevrolet Volt is to go 42 miles before the gas-engine kicks in. GM says they at that figure after research showed the average round-trip commute is, you guessed it, 42

So what you have is something you can to work and back. Don’t think about trying to from, say, Detroit to D.C. Yes, it might be to accumulate enough tax credits to get the price down to the level of a GTS, but keep in mind and how far I’ve ridden mine.

Brammo Enertia

And I have to stop for gas every 40

None of this is Brammo’s or the fault. Battery technology is So is solar, in theory making it to put panels on the roof of your that supply the juice to your Enertia’s battery.

Places to plug in are becoming numerous by the day. I fill the gas tank when the low-fuel comes on, which usually at about 130 miles. An electric can go that far on a charge becomes useful.

Could there be a Enertia under your this Xmas?

So I’ll get all here and say none of the Enertia’s matter because its most buyers will be people lots of money who think an electric motorcycle will the planet . and who may actually ride it two or three times before it next to the Prius and throwing a tarp over it. Hey, early adopters choose to do their purchases is their Mr. or Ms.

Green gets the desired ego Brammo gets the money to Enertia 2.0, so it’s all

Especially when lightly-used start showing up on Craigslist.

Clever design, precise fit ease of operation.

Minus: range, where can you plug it in?

Brammo Enertia
Brammo Enertia
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