Electric Motorcycles Equal Gas-Fueled Bikes In Road Power
The Prius may be environmentally friendly, but it sure looks lame when a Harley pulls up next to it. For those who want the fun of a motorcycle without compromising their commitment to green energy, there is finally a solution. Brammo Inc. and S.M.R.E Engineering have joined forces to create a series of electric motorcycles.
The four new bikes, which all have a six-speed drivetrain, incorporated S.M.R.E's Integrated Electric Transmission technology. The designers hope that this combination will finally provide the electric motorcycle with the power and appeal to keep up with gas-powered bikes.
According to a statement from Brammo, "The IET is a 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.
This Friday (May 6), the first two bikes, the Engage and Encite, will be unveiled before the MiniMotoSX race.
Brammo anticipates to sell the new bikes at $10,000 to $12,000 depending on the model, and they'll be available through dealers in North America, Europe, and Asia, said a report form Cool Hunting.
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