Brammo is an electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles, including the Enertia, Empulse, and Engage motorcycles.
It is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain(TM) systems, including the Brammo Power(TM) battery pack and Brammo Power(TM) vehicle management system. Brammo’s products are available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers.
The company’s product development philosophy is to deliver elegant yet simple solutions that meet riders’ real needs.
This focus has resulted in industry-leading innovations, including the first mass-produced street-legal all-electric motorcycle in the United States, the first lithium-ion powered motorcycles to win multiple international off-road races, and the first street motorcycles with integrated Brake by Wire and Traction Control systems.
Brammo is dedicated to delivering high-performance electric vehicles that are fun to ride, affordable to own and respect the environment.
Brammo’s experience with building supercars, coupled with its research of electric drivetrains and then-current battery technology, led to the belief that an EV was possible with the power-to-weight ratio and energy density of lithium batteries vehicle’s weight was a crucial concern. The decision was made to produce a lighter motorcycle.
Brammo was founded in 2002 by Craig Bramscher, who served as the company’s CEO until 2017. Brammo sourced components from other manufacturers and assembled them in-house in Ashland, Oregon, United States.
In 2007, Brammo released its first electric motorcycle, the Enertia. The bike had a range of 30 miles (48 km) and a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
In 2008, Brammo partnered with Best Buy to sell the Enertia through its stores.
In 2009, Brammo released the second generation of its electric motorcycle, the Enertia Plus. The bike had an increased range of 60 miles (97 km) and a top speed of 60 mph (97 km/h).
In 2010, Brammo released the third generation of its electric motorcycle, the Enertia TTR. The bike had an increased range of 80 miles (130 km) and a top speed of 70 mph (110 km/h).
In 2011, Brammo partnered with Harley-Davidson to sell its electric motorcycles through its dealerships.
In 2012, Brammo released the fourth generation of its electric motorcycle, the Empulse. The bike had 100 miles (160 km) range and a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h).