Reviewing the Brammo Electric Motorcycle Plug In America

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Reviewing the Brammo Electric

Brammo brought its electric motorcycle for test rides at the 5 meeting of the San Francisco Electric Association. and people seemed to what they rode.

I have a motorcycle license, and a one-seater, so instead of a first-hand I interviewed two experienced riders who the Enertia in the videos above first Mike Gaylord, who drives a RAV4-EV, and second Epstein of Mission Motorcycles .


Jennifer Rafiner of Ashland, Brammo introduced us to the bike and ran the numbers for us.

The Ernetia was designed the ground-up to be an electric vehicle, from 45% recycled materials. The product is 100% recyclable, she

It’s got six Valence lithium-phosphate providing 3.1 kWh of battery capacity. a top speed of 65 mph (Rafiner says personal experience, though say 60 mph), the Enertia’s range is 40 in city driving, but at freeway can drop to 15 miles. Brammo is the bike to people with commutes who don’t want to (or ride a bicycle or take

It’s not meant for long-distrance

Brammo’s next bike in 2 or so will have a top speed of 100 mph and a top of 100 miles, she added.

It’s got an AC and a Sevcon charger from The charge cord is hidden the seat, which you remove to the cord. Plugged in to a standard outlet, the batteries charge in 4 hours, though 2 hours of will fill about 80% of capacity, Rafiner said from personal experience).

She also hinted that charging on a 240-volt outlet is but I’m not sure what would be needed for that.

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No braking on this model, but on future models.

The batteries last 70,000-80,000 miles, said. The Enertia comes a standard 2-year warranty on the and 1-year warranty on the bike, California regulators require of the state to have a 2-year on the bike too.

Because the Enertia is more a computer on wheels than conventional motorcycles, Rafiner Brammo execs decided to it through Best Buy stores. currently available at two in Los Angeles L.A. and El Segundo), one in Santa Calif. one in San Carlos, Calif. and two in Ore.

The list price is In California, the cost to get it out the door tax and everything else) would be $9,100. Californians would get a $1,500 rebate from the and there’s a 10% federal tax credit to purchasers too, potentially a couple of thou or so off the cost.

Both Rafiner and the people who drove it at the meeting agreed they’d like to see sales of the in wider distribution. How about If you’re not near one of the lucky six but would like to see a zero-emission in your Best Buy, try your local store and point them to this or ask them to plead with HQ.

Maybe you’ll get a chance to try the ride of two-wheeled electric

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