American-made Brammo electric motorcycles will be coming to Canada, and as in the States, the bikes will be sold through the Best Buy chain of electronics stores, as well as through traditional motorcycle outlets.
Two models are available, with each one available with different battery packs that offer added range.
The entry-level Enertia boasts a range of up to 68 km, and its Valence lithium iron phosphate batteries take about four hours to charge fully from empty.
Its 13 kW (17.4 hp) motor propels it to a top speed of 95 km/h. Weight is claimed to be 145 kg (324 lb).
There’s also a higher-spec Enertia Plus, which doubles the range of the Enertia, to 128 km, though other performance specs are the same. It achieves the additional range through Brammo Power batteries that take eight hours to charge fully.
For high-performance aficionados, there’s Brammo’s latest release, the Empulse. This plug-in naked bike uses a 40 kW (53.6 hp) motor that produces 59 lb-ft of torque, double that of the Enertia models.
This bike claims a top speed of 160 km/h, and depending on the battery pack (three are available), range between charges varies from 96-160 km. The batteries also add weight, which varies from 163-190 kg (360-420 lb).
More info can be found at Brammo’s website. We’ll hopefully have pricing soon, but for now, here’s the video ….