Equipped with double the battery capacity, the Brammo Enertia Plus doubles the standard Enertia’s range from 40 to 80 miles. The tradeoff? Well, the weight remains unaltered, but the price does increase by $1,000 to $8,995. Electric commuting starting to make sense yet?
In addition to the new 6.0kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate battery pack, Brammo has also tweaked the handling with a increased fork offset and decreased trail, also positioning the handlebars 1-inch further back, this should make the Enertia Plus a touch easier to steer. Brammo also claims the Plus has a tighter turning circle.
When we rode the Brammo Enertia in New York last summer, we found it to be a near ideal urban commuting bike. With a measured (up hill) top speed of 65mph, it was quick enough for short stretches of highway and the 29.5lb/ft of torque enabled it to easily out accelerate most other traffic away from a stoplight. Clutch free and impossibly slim, it was unbelievably easy to ride and unintimidating, but the Marzocchi forks and stiff chassis meant it also handled extremely well. Unlike some of the competition, it felt expensive, not cheap and more like a motorcycle than a motorized bicycle. These changes will only make it better.
Already own an Enertia and want to upgrade? Brammo’s offering a $2,500 rebate to all existing customers which, in addition to a 10 percent federal tax break and state tax incentives of up to $1,500 (depending on which state you live in), helps make this a very sweet deal.