Brammo Motorsports, a company based in Oregon, will be releasing an electric motorcycle called the Enertia Bike for sale in the United States in early 2008. We've featured electric motorcycle retrofits before, but the Enertia Bike was designed from the ground up to be a fully electric bike. It has a top speed of 50 mph, range of 45 miles, and can fully recharge via a standard plug in 3 hours. It weighs just 275 pounds, and uses a direct-chain drive for power. You can see a video of the bike in action at the Enertia site.
Being electric, the bike will have zero emissions. The power is stored in six Valence Technology lithium phosphate batteries that are mounted above and below the frame. The motorcycle is driven by a "pancake type" high output DC motor.
Brammon will be initially offering a limited edition carbon model for $14,995 can be ordered online for a delivery in the first quarter of next year. You can also reserve a standard model at $11,995, which should be delivery in the third quarter of 2008.