Remember last year when we wrote about the Integrated Electric Transmission from SMRE Engineering of Italy? Well, Brammo just announced they obtained the exclusive global license for this technology and are going to apply it to their upcoming Engage and Encite electric motorcycles.
When we wrote about this idea the first time there was some debate about whether or not you needed to shift an electric motor. Does it give you a real advantage or is it technology to make it easier for us old timers to make the “shift” from internal combustion to electric? I can’t answer the first part of that question, but it does seem, at first glance, we might feel more at home when our left foot has something to do.
Brammo must feel there’s a good reason for it because they’re going ahead with the technology and judging from the video below, it looks like it works.