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2011 Brammo Enertia Plus – Click above to watch video after the jump

The 2011 Brammo Enertia Plus doesn't just raise the bar – it hoists it high and threatens to go all Jackie Chan on everything within its newfound extended reach. It takes the 40-mile range of the original Enertia and doubles it to 80 (LA92 drive cycle). It's now easier to charge, simpler to start and turns tighter than its predecessor. Amazingly, with its new "Brammo Power" battery, it still weighs the same 324 pounds and, at $8,995, costs only $1,000 more.

Brammo has been pretty good about using social media to keep in touch with their existing and future customers and not only has the company listened to what people told them about the product, it's taken their suggestions to heart and the Enertia Plus is the proof. Of course, increased range was a no-brainer, but boosting the battery up to a 6 kWh pack really makes the machine more desirable and allows it to truly fulfill its urban commuter mission. Minor complaints about the turning radius that could have been easily shrugged off were addressed with an improvement of the front geometry. Not only does the new bike turn tighter but the handle bars are now an inch closer (the fork offset has been increased and the trail decreased). Brammo engineers have also streamlined the charging and starting procedures. Now, you simply plug it in to charge and turn the key to start.

If you've already bought yourself an Enertia but really really want to upgrade, don't despair. The company is offering a very attractive $2,500 "Customer Loyalty Rebate." As with its new Empulse model, Brammo is also giving away a free bike to one of the first 1,000 pre-orders. To read the official press release and watch a slick and quick presentation of this new and improved urban weapon, hit the jump.

[Source: Brammo]


Brammo announces the - 2011 Enertia Plus - an electric motorcycle which can travel up to 80 miles (128 kilometers) on a single charge and costs $8995.

Ashland, Oregon – October 19th, 2010. Brammo, Inc. announced today the Enertia Plus, featuring Brammo Power™ the latest in Lithium-Ion battery technology. The Enertia Plus is available for immediate pre-order and deliveries will commence in 2011.

Craig Bramscher, Founder and CEO of Brammo said " I am delighted to announce the highly anticipated next member to our Enertia product line, the Enertia Plus. Taking full advantage of the Brammo Power™ technology revealed initially in the Empulse, we are now able to offer consumers twice the range in our Enertia platform. At just a $1000 price difference compared to the standard Enertia, we are offering a truly practical EV motorcycle with unprecedented consumer value."

Brian Wismann, Director of Product Development added "It's truly been an amazing experience to watch the Enertia's capabilities as a motorcycle grow in step with the latest developments in EV technology.

As with every Brammo product, the Enertia Plus represents the best of what we know. When we started the Enertia development, I never would have believed such a huge leap in range was possible in such a short period of time. "

Enertia Plus Specifications
  • Battery 6.0 kWh Lithium Ion
  • Avg. Range* 80 miles / 128 km
  • Weight 324 lbs / 147 kg

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice commuter bike.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wonder if thats city miles or highway miles?

      My commute to work is traffic free highway, round trip of about 50 miles. This thing would be damn awesome. Being all electric - I would imagine maintenance on it would be next to nothing as well.

      In fuel alone -- I would be able to pay for this thing in like 4 years. This is the first "electric" anything that has actually piqued my interest.
        • 4 Years Ago
        50 mile round trip on the highway would be a stretch for the Enertia Plus. I would go with the Empulse 10.0 for that trip. As far a cost of ownership goes, EVs are the way to go! Check out the numbers for yourself. http://www.empulsebuyer.com/tcoCalculator.php
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet bike. At 8995 this is a gem of scooters. Would like to see this one on busy streets of america.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $9,995 isn't a bad deal for a commuter bike that needs no fuel. I would definitely consider this. I have a 50 mile round trip commute so it would be nice to know I have a 30 mile buffer for when I feel the need ride like a hooligan. 80 miles wouldn't cut it for the long Sunday morning rides but it would certainly find a spot in my multi-bike garage.
        • 4 Years Ago
        edit: $8,995.00 - even better!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dont forget the tax break! The Enertia qualifies for the 10% federal tax credit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wholeheartedly agree.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice, but I'd like it even more for 5k.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really feel like, for the time being, this is the logical evolution of the electric vehicle. Everybody needs to go farther than 150 miles in their daily drivers once in a while. This rarely happens on a commuter-oriented bike. Kinda avoids the whole range/recharging problem.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is in the realm of a usable bike. There are many HD customs where they use a 2 gal peanut tank, reducing safe travel to 100 miles. So this is only 20 less.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Except that one can refuel a 2 gallon tank on every corner with only a minor delay. A 80 mile range is essentially finite given the extended recharge time (even with rapid chargers). Besides, the distance may be similar for those bar-hoppers and a EV but the use is not. Bar-hoppers are about looks, this does not cut it on that front.

        80 miles is a good range for a commuter but the owner really only saves about a gallon and a half of gas a day at most. Typical commuter motorcycle get 50 to 80 mpg, some scooters are even better with more storage. I don't know if the fuel savings will be even that great for many leisure riders. I guess it can be significant in certain situations.

        The other Brammo (Empulse) is WAY better looking and has a 100 mile range. The Enertia is butt ugly but the tech is getting better. The price is ok, but the usefulness is still limited to commuting or travels less than 80 miles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      WHOOOA look at that giganto-sprocket in the rear. Otherwise...80 miles...seriously? Just get a Metropolitan, costs about 5k less
        • 4 Years Ago
        Most scooters don't go over 45mph. I had to sell my Honda Ruckus because I moved to a town that had 55mph roads between home and work, so it did nothing but take up space in the garage.

        When I can get an 80 mi range for $5k, I'll be very interested. Much like the Volt, the up front costs are far too high to make any sense right now.
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