Computers, digital cameras and cellphones keep going down in price, we’ve come to expect it with anything electronic, could it be electric motorcycles will follow suit? Maybe. Brammo announced they are lowering the price of the Enertia to $7995. Combined with a 10% tax credit, your final price is $7195. Compared to the initial $11,995, that’s quite a deal.
Walk into a Best Buy store stocking the bike, or go to the Brammo website, and put down $2000, add a 24 month zero interest loan with payments of $249 per month and you’re set. It’s an electric motorcycle that has become affordable and with a top speed of 60 mph and an average range of 42 miles, for some folks, it might now be practical, too.
This could be a perfect commuter ride for a lot of people, if you have less than 40 miles one way, you ride to work, plug in to a wall outlet and recharge for the ride home. If you work close to home, it might just be an overnight charge for the next day’s commute.
This is one of those moments when we will see if all of the verbal support from electric motorcycle enthusiasts translates into real world sales. If it does, big things could start to happen. This will be worth watching.