Brammo electric motorcycles coming to Best Buy

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Brammo Enertia

Brammo electric motorcycles to Best Buy

Best Buy may not be a store people associate with It certainly isn’t the place riders would think of it’s time to pick up a new and hit the highway. But the electronics retailer is where you can expect to find motorcycles soon.

At first the people behind motorcycle Brammo could be dismissed as for even thinking of hooking up a big-box store as the primary for their electric cycles. in mind, the Brammo guys are who know motorcycles, ride and know other people who do. And the Enertia is a real motorcycle, a bike capable of highway

But the folks at Best Buy bought the idea too, so much so they are an investor. And as odd as it might at first to find a $12,000 motorcycle tucked in amongst the TVs and laptop computers, the relationship make a certain amount of

As Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher at a recent New York City event, the idea of working an electronics store came out of he calls an epiphany that during development, when a of people involved were around looking at a disassembled The assorted parts, they had every bit as much to do with as they did mechanics. Indeed, the has few moving parts and lots like batteries, capacitors, and gizmos.

Bramscher even describes the cord as looking like the powering Hewlett-Packard computers in across America. Brakes and are about all there is to maintain, as as the motor and batteries hold And if they don’t, bring on Buy’s Geek Squad.

Company officials point out many Best Buy stores have two- bay garages the days when the company did a business installing aftermarket systems. Since that has all but dried up, that space is

Charged to be wild

While our ride was limited to a quick around the block on the streets of we came away favorably Acceleration is quick and smooth, and brakes are powerful and easy to The 285-pound Enertia feels and solidly put together, and it is light and absorbing New York’s famous well. Brammo says and handling is comparable to a small, motorcycle.

And it’s easy to ride, no shifting. You just twist the and go.

Lithium-ion batteries are said to be for 1,000 charges, and the Brammo has a of 45 miles or so — enough to the needs of most commuters. And it can be to 80 percent capacity in four using a standard 110-volt

Aside from the slow it all sounds good, but the business still seems like a one. The little or no maintenance will likely appeal to buyers, and brisk motorcycle will make it a go for others. New particularly those in urban may find the Brammo particularly

But the price may be more than bargain-hunting electronics buyers or green-thinking commuters are looking And first-time riders who would benefit from the Entertia’s operation might find a scooter to be a more-affordable way to try life on two (See our motorcycle and scooter advice and ratings .)

Brammos are set to start hitting Buy stores in early July, a nationwide rollout beginning on the coast. The Geek Squad has been dispatched to company in Oregon for the necessary training to the bikes.

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