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 lbs 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. In tech-speak – 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]




PRESS RELEASE

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