2011 Brammo Enertia Electric Motorcycle: First Ride Report

9 Фев 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2011 Brammo Enertia Electric Motorcycle: First Ride Report отключены
Brammo Enertia

2011 Brammo Enertia Motorcycle: First Ride

Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher 2011 Enertia

When it to electric motorcycles, Brammo has a lot to live up to. Winner of the first two of the 2011 TTXGP North Series and lap-record holder at the Raceway, the Oregon-based firm can make electric motorcycles go fast.

But while the world of racing often influences new motorcycle design, can Brammo’s incarnation of its first ever motorcycle — the Brammo — cope in the real-world of commuting?

Starting at $7,995 before and state incentives, the 2011 Enertia is squarely aimed at looking to ditch their and commute to work on something and quicker.

It’s this target demographic that’s for the Enertia’s design. A mix of scooter and reliable commuting workhorse, the combines an upright riding with sweeping seat, toe-pegs and a splash of color to one of four different body color options.


2011 Brammo Enertia

in at 324 pounds, the 2011 Brammo feels very much the 20-pound lighter gasoline-powered YBR 250. With a similar and seating position to Yamaha’s commuter, the Enertia gives a upright riding position for seeing what lies of the car in-front.

Pull away from an and the Enertia has enough torque to get of most gasoline cars, but we the soft-start power delivery designed to prevent pulling at every stop light was a little overprotective for experienced

When it comes to stopping, the front brake is strong to bring the rear tire off the when used violently by a rider, while the rear provided smooth, reliable to stop without causing a

The 2011 Brammo Enertia has road manners at speed, in part by very lightweight and a good center of gravity.

We it easy to maneuver through the of down-town San Francisco, coping most of San Francisco’s hills. roads were crossed thanks to excellent suspension.

Brammo Enertia

But down, and we discovered the extremely steering lock on the 2011 Enertia impeded last-minute changes and low-speed maneuvers.

Given the Brammo Enertia’s key we think its limited steering spoils what is otherwise a competent electric motorcycle.

The Brammo Enertia is the cheapest motorcycle on the market today. a top speed of around 60 mph, and an of around 40 miles on mixed 20 miles on fast roads, it provide most commuters a weeks’ worth of travel. For trips, a larger battery is available in the $8,995 Enertia — giving between 40 and 80 of travel depending on how it is ridden.

Combining an electric drivetrain, chic and traditional motorcycle manners, it  would make an first electric motorcycle for a dweller looking for a way of getting a motorcycle-friendly city quickly and

However, seasoned motorcyclists may its acceleration and handling characteristics a too tame to trade in a gasoline for. Instead, we think it make an excellent second giving riders of larger a cleaner, cheaper way to get to work in the saving faster and more gasoline motorcycles for the weekend.


Follow GreenCarReports  and Twitter .

Interesting articles

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "interesting":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.