Brammo announces Engage and Encite electric motorcycles, taking it to the dirt with six speeds both specifically designed to handle questionable terrain.The Engage is a full-sized dirtbike, available in both motorcross and also supermoto and supermoto.It starts at $9,995 for the on or off road racing versions and then steps up to $11,995 for the street-legal SMS Super Moto………..
Brammo Inc., a global leader in the electric vehicle industry and S.M.R.E. Engineering, a leading engineering research and development company announced that Brammo and SMRE have entered into a strategic partnership. As a part of this agreement, Brammo has acquired an exclusive international license of SMRE‘s patented Integrated Electric Transmission (IET). IET enables Brammo to offer its electric motorcycles with a 6 speed transmission – further improving performance and range. The first application of the new IET will be on the Brammo Engage and Encite which are announced and which will be unveiled prior to competing in the MiniMotoSX race in Las Vegas on Friday, May 6, 2011.”It is fundamental to Brammo’s success that we continue to innovate and develop our strong reputation for high quality, exciting motorcycles,” stated Craig Bramscher, CEO and Founder of Brammo, Inc. “Combining the SMRE Integrated Electric Transmission system with the Brammo Power Batteries and Battery Management System keeps Brammo at the forefront of Powersports drivetrain technology.”
“We are delighted to have Brammo as our strategic partner.” said Samuele Mazzini, founder and CEO of SMRE and creator of the IET. “This alliance will see the IET integrated into Brammo motorcycles and enjoyed by riders all around the world.”Brammo announces four new models all featuring the IET and swappable Brammo Power battery packs.
- Engage MX – dirt bike competing in MiniMotoSX – anticipated price $9,995.00
- Engage SMR – Super Moto Racing – anticipated price $9,995.00
- Engage SMS – Super Moto – anticipated price $11,995.00
- Encite MMX PRO – mini dirt bike competing in MiniMotoSX – no price announced
Prices do not include relevant taxes or Federal and State electric vehicle incentives.The Engage and Encite join the award winning Enertia and stunning Empulse. Together, these four model ranges offer motorcycle dealerships the most comprehensive range of electric motorcycles available. Brammo continues to expand its dealership network in North America and will be adding many new dealers over the next 90 days.Integrated Electric Transmission (IET) – The IET is a mechatronic propulsion unit that emulates the feeling and performance of a traditional internal combustion engine, with a specially developed electric motor, clutch and gear shift, that enables Brammo motorcycles to accelerate hard from the line up to a high top speed, something that is just not possible to achieve with a single ratio electric motorcycle.“Electric motorcycle design has always been a bit of a balancing act in direct drive systems where great acceleration performance comes at the expense of low top-end speed.” Stated Brian Wismann, Director of Product Development at Brammo. “The IET system provides the best of both worlds and is the perfect complement to Brammo’s industry leading Brammo Power battery and vehicle control technology to maintain our position as the world’s leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. “