US$15,000 Carbon Fibre Enertia electric motorcycle to hit stores in early 2008

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Brammo Enertia

US$15,000 Carbon Fibre electric motorcycle to hit stores in 2008

US$15,000 Carbon Enertia electric motorcycle to hit in early 2008

July 7, The era of the electric roadgoing motorcycle is us and it’s ironic that it come from a company looked set to make its mark in history in the supercar stakes the Brammo GT, an American-designed and built V12 That Craig Bramscher has become one of the foremost evangelists of weight performance motoring via the Atom might have the direction, but the Enertia is a perfect machine built with the philosophy as the Atom.

Using a light weight carbon chassis to contain the battery (and most of the weight), a electric motor is all that’s to see the Enertia accelerate harder any automobile to its 50 mph top speed – all that’s around town. Most in terms of its credibility as a motorcycle, the could best be described as an motard, and comes with handling credentials — fat disk brakes front and quality suspension and a very centre of gravity – a trait we’ve seen before in with exceptional flickability and handling such as the Aprilia 250 and

The Enertia’s secret is its weight -at 275 pounds ready to roll, 100 pounds lighter than the Aprilia Grand Prix With the carbon footprint of a few and sports motorcycling capabilities to speeds this looks the first viable electric to us –the US$15,000 limited carbon model will be up as collectors items no doubt it is a landmark machine in personal

At US$12,000, the standard machine is pricey until you consider how it costs to run. You plug sucker into any powerpoint and be ready to go a few hours later for 45 miles. If the transport authorities responsible road usage as likely, ownership costs be minimal.

The Enertia is a landmark and its coming heralds the dawn of a new era of motorcycles.

Brammo, best for bringing the ultra-high-performance Arial to the United States, has taken the philosophy and applied it to a motorcycle his latest creation. Where the is a road legal race car had Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson yelling there is nothing on wheels as fast as this!, the bike is a mild-mannered electric with a distinctive and modern easy, nimble ergonomics and a but punchy electric motor for extremely cheap, emission-free

It’s cutting-edge green with a big smile factor and practicality, the Enertia is pre-selling now for a in early 2008 and the technology is enough to warrant immediate in our books.

Brammo’s Enertia has all the ticked; performance, light practicality, green cred, and it’ll charge at any power

It all translates to the perfect commuter – you’re not lugging two tons of car you don’t need as much which means everything can be Light, flickable, quick and the Enertia carves through like a cross between a and a motorcycle. Its top speed of around puts it squarely in scooter and its 45-mile range is more adequate for the average American round-trip commute of 29 miles.

zippy enough to shoot of the traffic when the light green — the electric has 100% of its torque available a standstill, and it’ll pull to in 3.8 seconds, which is in the range of a 250cc motorcycle.

In terms of credibility, the bike itself has no to speak of — so you can ride it indoors if you like. That mean it has no environmental footprint after all, it’s from a wall socket, means that in all likelihood, coal is being burnt to the bike’s power. But even that power generation account, the Enertia is responsible for one seventh of the CO2 emissions of the average

In the fuel economy stakes, it nearly four and a half further on a MegaJoule of energy a Toyota Prius.

Impressive surely, but perhaps the most factor that will these handy little is their great looks and cool. The Enertia is a real that fascinates onlookers and appeal as much to non-motorcyclists as as it will to those of us who’ve seen the light. And it caters to as well — the electric hooks straight up to the front without the need for a transmission or

It’s a simple, friendly that’s not much heavier or complicated to ride than a

Brammo Enertia

A closer look at the chassis that the Enertia’s six batteries are directly to the lightweight carbon-fibre frame beneath the tank The narrow, compact motor right in line with the sprocket, and the swingarm pivots much right off the engine With its clothes off, the frame and engine look simple and compact — and the itself weighs in at only 16

Brembo brakes and a simple setup look fine for a and the wheels are sized to take rubber, coming with Sport Demons as OEM.

sourced the batteries from innovators Valence Technology. Six U-Charge XP units feed the using a Lithium Phosphate that makes them as well as giving them an life cycle. Over a period of 600 charge cycles, or 2 years assuming a daily routine, they displayed an imperceptible loss of performance kept at 23 degrees celsius.

conditions did see a performance decrease, 600 recharge cycles at 45 degrees resulting in a drop to around 80% Clearly, in the average urban battery lifespan won’t be a for some time.

Aiding the in getting the most out of the available is the dash, which has an accurate showing remaining charge, a economy meter that green, yellow or red if you’re reefing on the throttle — and the to set the engine output power 40% and 100% of available power to you maximise your mileage or you more stomp when you it — which might not be often, as full throttle on the 40% is still enough to outpace around the city.

You flip up a hatch in the tank and plug in a standard power to charge the Enertia, a process takes up to 2.5 hours — similar to a mobile phone Charge it overnight or top up at the office and it be a major inconvenience. The battery need to be deep-cycled, and doesn’t any ill-effects from overcharging.

The price of US$15K for the limited carbon model or US$12K for the still puts it at a premium point for a commuting motorcycle, but is balanced somewhat by the extreme of running costs. It’s a high-end product — technology, a serene, silent, ride, very snappy and an exclusive first on the block will make it well the price for some buyers. And not to mention the incredibly small footprint it leaves, which be a very important factor for buyers as well.

Brammo apparently has plans for a version in the pipeline, as well as a lighter version that’s closer to a pushbike for shorter-distance What an exciting product! We imagine the Japanese manufacturers be far behind Brammo now that he has a viable commuter machine, as have their turf to — a commuter than can run for cents is viable in emerging too, albeit at a much price.

Brammo has essentially an elite commuter class and grabbed a significant slice of into the bargain. We look to the fall-out and in particular, to see who’ll be with a performance bike for the

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