Brammo Motorsports began in Craig Bramscher’s garage where he set out to design and build a high performance car which would comfortably accommodate a 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall person weighing 300 lb (140 kg). On September 4, 2002, he registered the name “Brammo Motorsports” with the state of Oregon.
Brammo finalized the design for the Brammo Motorsports Pro GT. The Pro GT prototype had a 600 cu in (9,800 cc) V12 engine producing 800 hp (600 kW). Brammo then changed the name of the Pro GT to the Rogue GT.
Brammo purchased a license to produce the Ariel Atom 2 for the NA market, an exo-skeletal vehicle designed by Nik Smart and Simon Saunders. Brammo re-engineered the vehicle, making substantial improvements along the way, and began production. The company sold just over 130 of the cars during a 20 month period. Jay Leno was the 1st customer for the Brammo built Ariel Atom and wrote an extensive review of it for Popular Mechanics.
Brammo’s experience with building high performance cars, coupled with its research of electric drivetrains and then-current battery technology led to the belief that with the power-to-weight ratio and energy density of lithium batteries, an EV was possible, but that the vehicle’s weight was a crucial concern. The decision was made to produce a light weight electric motorcycle.
Brammo focused on designing and building the Enertia prototype. After completing the prototype, the company become Brammo, Inc., and thereafter would focus fully on electric vehicles.
Brammo announced that the Enertia would be sold at Best Buy stores on the West Coast, with a gradual roll-out to the electronic retailer’s stores nationwide. The Enertia went on sale at select Best Buy locations in August 2009.
Brammo Racing – Isle of Man 2009 – The Brammo Enertia TTR was the top finishing production based electric motorcycle, Fastest production based electric motorcycle at 102MPH top speed, Fastest US electric motorcycle, taking 3rd place overall in the “Pro” class.
Brammo announced the Empulse line of water-cooled electric motorcycles; with a six speed gearbox the motorcycles had a top speed in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Brammo announced a new model of its Enertia motorcycle, called the Enertia Plus. With a 6.2 kWh Brammo Power Lithium Ion battery pack.
Brammo Enertia chosen as the Motorcycle.com – 2010 Electric Motorcycle of the Year.
Brammo receives the Edison Award – 2010 silver medal in the automotive category for the Brammo Enertia.
Polaris Industries announces a strategic investment in Brammo. Polaris had previously acquired Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) from Chrysler.
Brammo receives the Edison Awards – 2011 finalist in Automotive category for the Brammo Empulse.
Brammo receives the Frost and Sullivan – 2011 Frost & Sullivan North American New Product Innovation Award for Electric Motorcycles.
Brammo receives the Popular Science – 2011 Best of What’s New Award the Brammo Empulse
Brammo Racing win 2011 TTXGP eGrandPrix National Champions
Hong Kong Police Department (HKPD) select Brammo as its supplier of electric motorcycles.
Walmart announces the sale of its 99,814 square-foot store in Talent, Oregon. Brammo repurposed the space to meet its evolving business needs.
Brammo Empulse — Chosen as GQ magazine “Best stuff of the year 2012”
Brammo Racing win 2012 TTXGP eGrandPrix National Champions
Brammo Racing win 2012 TTXGP eGrandPrix World Championship for Riders and also World Championship for Constructors
Brammo announces that the BrammoPower® battery modules in the Enertia Plus, Empulse, Empulse R and Empulse Spec32 will come with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. Brammo are the first electric motorcycle company to introduce a 5 year battery warranty.
Brammo Empulse R — Chosen as Playboy “2013 Motorcycle of the Year” and “Best Electric Motorcycle”
Brammo Racing win 2013 FIM eRoadRacing North American World Cup Championship
Brammo Racing become the first team to win an electric vehicle race at Daytona International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including speeds in excess of 170mph – a new electric motorcycle world record at a race circuit.
Brammo, announces its 2014 Empulse and Empulse R, an evolution of the highly acclaimed, award winning 2013 Empulse.
TEAM Industries announce that they will now work in partnership with Brammo to design and develop world class electric vehicle drivetrains for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Brammo Racing dominates ReFuel electric time trials. Brammo riders Shane Turpin takes 1st place and Eric Bostrom takes 2nd place in the Electric Modified class.
Brammo announces the sale of its electric motorcycle division to Polaris Industries Inc. Following that announcement, Brammo confirms its exclusive agreement to supply its electric powertrains to Polaris for inclusion in motorcycles and other on-road and off-road vehicles. Brammo will now focus on the continued development of its EV technologies to serve a broad range of vehicle OEMs.
Brammo launched automated, ultrasonics cell module assembly line to manage the growing opportunity for its products.