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"It's been a long time coming – It's well worth the wait" – Tragically Hip

Have you ever stumbled across a product you liked so much that you became something of a fanboy/girl, even though you couldn't quite justify getting one for yourself? Such is the predicament Harry Mallin found himself in after stumbling upon the Brammo Enertia on the internet one day.

Brian Wismann on the Brammo Enertia - Click above for high-res image gallery

Brammo Enertia - Click above for high-res image gallery

Brammo Enertia TTR race bike - Click above for a high-res image gallery

If you have a fondness for super sweet electric motorcycles, are creative with a computer and harbor your own vision of what a green world looks like, then perhaps you should submit an entry into the "Creativity for a Greener World" contest being held by BOXX Technologies and sponsored by AMD. To celebrate their 10th year at SIGGRAPH 2008, the Austin-based designer and manufacturer of high-performance workstations and render nodes for digital content want you to send them a 2D, 3D or animation t

Brammo sent out an email to people who've registered at the Enertia bike website about the beta version of a greenhouse gas calculator. I assume this is the precursor to the technology that Brammo representatives told AutoblogGreen about in December whereby Enertia bikes will connect to the Internet and tell owners (and others in a social networking sort of space) how much CO2 the rider has saved compared to other methods of transportation. In the current version, you manually input your route a

If you like the Enertia but not the price tag, consider Yamaha's Electric Commuter EC-02. It's just $2,000. It looks a lot like the Enertia electric bike, just smaller and much slower. The Enertia's top speed is 50 MPH while the EC-02 can only go 18 MPH. Enertia says their "bikes are not associated with Yamaha. The Enertia design is a clean sheet (not a conversion or extension of a previous design) and was built from conception to be the first street legal production electric motorcycle."