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Brammo Inc motorcycles

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    They are now selling a Best Buy. El Segundo (Near SpaceX0

    Electric motorcycle maker Brammo gains momentum | Up to Speed | Los Angeles Times

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    They did a tour a well.
    They get a thread.
     
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  3. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    #3 ChadS, Mar 13, 2015
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    Old thread, but...Brammo has been purchased by Polaris.

    I talked to a Polaris rep yesterday. He seemed genuinely uncertain about how exactly they would use the company; he thought they could use and/or sell some components that Brammo manufactures.

    He did say that he was sure Brammo would continue to operate as a somewhat independent entity in Oregon, and that it would NOT produce its own motorcycles anymore. Bummer.
     
  4. PokerBroker

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    Now I want an electric Polaris Slingshot so badly
     
  5. mhpr262

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    everything I have heard about Brammo says that it is no great loss - dubious quality, poor range, unremarkable power characteristic of the motor, unnecessary gearbox that added weight and friction losses and a lot of drivetrain lash, loud and annoying noise ...

    I can't wait until lightning brings ramps up production and brings out a more affordable version of the LS 218. With larger numbers and more efficient production, normal-quality suspension, cast wheels and plastic fairing the price ought to drop well below $30,000.
     
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    I saw this today while antiquing with the wife :) ImageUploadedByTapatalk1426380936.196378.jpg
     
  7. 7racer

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    aww man, I know you heard it, but from an owner it's a really great bike. Lightning is doing a great job and seems to be the leader. Hopefully Polaris rumor of their own bike is true. You can search the Brammo forum about it.
     

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