Brammo introduces the Enertia Plus electric motorcycle with double the range (video)

The Brammo Enertia has the honor of being one of the first electric motorcycles released to the public and easily available at retail, and now it's getting a heck of an upgrade. When we test-rode one last year it was a little thing with an $11,995 MSRP and a 40 mile range. Today Brammo is announcing its successor, the Enertia Plus. That bike will manage 80 miles to a charge and do so for $8,995. That's $1,000 more than the normal Enertia sells for today, though specs other than range remain the same. That means a weight of 324lbs, 30lb/ft of torque, and performance better suited to leisurely commutes than canyon carving -- though optional saddle bags (shown below) will let you do more with that extra stamina. The bike will be shipping sometime in 2011 and current Enertia owners will receive a very welcoming $2,500 rebate. You can't buy love, but that kind of treatment certainly should help with loyalty.

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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

The Enertia Plus will also feature a number of enhancements including simplified charging, improved maneuverability, plus the option to add a center kick stand and rigid Givi side bags. Customers can choose from four new colors; Eclipsed Black, Peacekeeping Blue, True Blood Red and Aluminium Silver.

The expected MSRP for the Enertia Plus when deliveries start next year is $8995. The Enertia Plus will be eligible for all applicable Federal and State EV tax incentives.

One Thousand Pre-order Promotion

Customers can place their pre order for an Enertia Plus by visiting the Brammo website . It is expected that all five models of Brammo motorcycle will be available globally through authorized Brammo motorcycle dealerships including participating Best Buy stores during 2011. As with the recently announced Empulse one of the first one thousand customers to pre-order the Enertia Plus will receive their motorcycle compliments of Brammo.

Enertia to Enertia Plus

Enertia customers will be eligible for a Brammo loyalty rebate of $2500 when purchasing the Enertia Plus during 2011.

About Brammo

Brammo Inc is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the award winning Brammo Enertia voted electric motorcycle of the year 2010 and the game changing Empulse. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain™ systems including the Brammo Power™ battery pack and Brammo Power™ vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

For more information go to you can follow Brammo on Twitter at BrammoSays and on Facebook at Brammo Powercycles.

*Electric vehicle range is affected by a number of factors including; speed, acceleration, number of starts and stops, rider and cargo weight, changes in elevation, head winds and road surface.