Brammo Enertia powercycle on display in Soho at Gizmodo Gallery

September 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Brian’s Enertia LE.

September 22, 2009 at 9:08 am
Brian on an Engineering Test bike during the "Portland Charge". Note the saddlebags - Nice!

Brian on an Engineering Test bike during the "Portland Charge". Note the saddlebags - Nice!

Welcome to Brian’s first (official) blog post! Brian now promises to stop referring to himself in the third person…

I promise it’s true… I’ve just PURCHASED an Enertia LE of my very own.  Why did I pay to own an Enertia when I can ride Engineering test bikes?  Well… I’ve got several reasons, but here are the key ones:

1. I believe in the product.  How could I expect customers to pay for this bike if I’m not willing to?  I think understanding the full customer experience will make me more sensitive to a customer’s viewpoint, and to that end, I need to fully appreciate the cash outlay to own this product.

2. I’ve got some custom designs and tweaks in mind and I’d like to have full license to do whatever I wish to the bike whenever I wish to do it.

3. I’ve gotten so much enjoyment out of the time I’ve been able to spend on the Engineering test bikes, that I just want more.

Here’s my spec: LE #07 of 30 (yep – my lucky number).  Graphite Silver.  Standard Seat.  Saddlebags when they’re available (currently backordered).   Watch this space for more info on my bike, my mods, and my opinions on all things going on “behind the scenes” in the Brammo Product Development group.  You might just catch a glimpse of some upcoming products or hear about future events before the press gets the scoop…


New York Ride

September 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm

1_enertia in NY_GrantRay

2_enertia in NY_GrantRay

Photos credit: Grant Ray,

DOE Amendment Passed

September 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm

The United States House of Representatives has unanimously passed an amendment giving two-wheel electric vehicles manufacturers access to Department of Energy funding for further development of electric vehicles.

The amendment was included in HR 3246, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act and passed the House on September 16, 2009, 312-114.

For the EV industry this will allow, for the first time, two wheel vehicles to benefit from federal Department of Energy funding.

Brammo applauds the House for including two-wheel vehicles in this amendment, and encourages the Senate to follow suit.

“It’s gratifying to see the House of Representatives recognize the tremendous potential of the two-wheel electric vehicle industry and their recent move to better equalize federal government support between electric motorcycles and cars,” said Craig Bramscher, BRAMMO founder and CEO. “Brammo appreciates the efforts of U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy and the rest of the House to gain passage of this important amendment and we look forward to continuing our work with our industry coalition partners, Plug IN America (, who was also instrumental in getting this legislation passed.”

Brammo encourages voters to take a moment to tell their United States Senator’s to support and pass this measure when it comes up to vote. A complete list of Senators and their contact information can be found here."