Brammo Introduces the 2011 Brammo Enertia Plus
Brammo has been on a hell of a roll recently, they veiled the Brammo Empulse electric sportbike a little earlier in the year to a very warm reception and announcing that they would be working closely with electronics manufacturer Flextronics in a deal that would see Brammo’s electric motorcycles being mass produced and potentially coming down in cost by quite a margin. Brammo yesterday unveiled a new addition to its model line up, the 2011 Brammo Enertia Plus, essentially a reworked Enertia that now offers twice the range (80 miles vs 40 miles) as well as a slew of other tweaks and improvements.
The cost of the new bike will be $8,995 USD, this is before tax breaks and it should be eligible for tax based incentives if you live in North America or the EU. Brammo is taking pre-orders now with no deposit required and once the first 1,000 are pre-ordered there will be a name draw and one lucky person will get a free Enertia Plus in the colour of their choice.
The updated bike still features the Brembo brakes front and rear, the forks are built by Marzocchi and it has an extruded aluminium frame designed to keep weight as low as possible. The bike weighs in at a relatively nimble 324lbs/145 kilos and packs a top speed of over 60 mph, this coupled with the 80 mile range means that it’ll more than fulfill the daily needs of over 95% of the population, that coupled with the fact that a “full tank” only costs 10 cents and this suddenly looks like quite a smart commuting option.
Brammo Enertia SpecificationsEnertia MotorMotor Type: High output sealed brushless permanent magnet ACPeak Motor Power: 13kW @ 4500 rpmPeak Continuous Current: 80 AMax Motor Torque: 40 N-m, 29.5 ft-lb @ 0 – 1450 rpm-Enertia BatteriesBattery Type: Brammo Power™ batteriesBattery Pack Capacity: 6.0 kWhBattery Pack Voltage: 88.8 V (nominal)Recharge Time: Approximately 8 hoursBattery Life: 500 cycles (30,000 miles) to 90% capacity-Enertia PerformanceTop Speed: 60+ MPH, 95+ KPHAverage Range: 80 miles / 128 kilometersElectric vehicle range is affected by a number of factors including; speed, acceleration, number of starts and stops, rider and cargo weight, changes in elevation, headwinds and road surface.-Enertia DimensionsWeight: 324 lbs / 145 KgCargo Capacity: 276 lbs / 125 Kg (600 lbs / 272 Kg total combined rider, cargo and motorcycle)Seat Height: Standard seat 32.0″ / 81 cmOptional Premium Seat 32.0″ / 81 cmLength: 81.5″ / 207 cmWidth: 12.5″ / 37.75 cm (body)19.5″ / 49.5 cm (peg to peg)33.0″ / 84 cm (handlebar tip to tip)-Enertia Key ComponentsFrame: Lightweight extruded and welded aluminum – serves as a battery tray (patent pending)Suspension – Front: Marzocchi Shiver hydraulic USD with compression damping adjustment. 5.0″ / 12.75 cm of suspension travel.Suspension – Rear: Works Performance hydraulic with pre-load and rebound damping adjustment. 5.0″ / 12.75 cm of suspension travel.Brakes – Front/Rear: Brembo hydraulicWheels – Front: 18″ x 2.5″ / 45.75 cm x 6.5 cm Cast AluminumWheels – Rear: 17″ x 3.5″ / 43 cm x 9 cm Cast Aluminum-Enertia Options & AccessoriesPremium Seat: Textured black vinyl and charcoal gray synthetic suede combination with accent stitching. Durable UV and water resistant with added top of seat comfort.Saddle Bags: Soft shell expandable panniers -OR- rigid Givi lockable storage bags on powdercoated steel frame.
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