Brammo Anti-Scooter in 60 Days

09/21/2009 @ 10:00 am, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

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Just a few weeks ago, Brammo began rolling-out their program to sell Enertia electric motorcycles at Best Buy’s along the west coast. Most companies would be content to rest on this accomplishment and catch their breath, but not the folks in Ashland, Oregon.

Maybe it’s all that clean-air they’re breathing, or there’s something in the water; either way, we’re happy to report that in the nexy 60 days or so, you’ll see a new product announcement from Brammo, secretly dubbed “The Anti-Scooter”.

Called the Anti-Scooter internally, the next electric-powered two-wheeled creation from Brammo will aim to be a scooter replacement, which will not require a motorcycle license (or in some states, an easier to get M2 license) in order to be ridden.

Continuing on Brammo’s goal of bringing new consumers into the world of motorcycling, this Anti-Scooter (official name yet to be determined) hopes to get new people on tw0-wheels, who have yet to get their motorcycle license.

In order to get non-licensed riders on the new motorcycle, Brammo will impose a speed restrictor on the new motorcycle that will mimic the displacement restrictions that various states have set in-place for mopeds and motorized bicycles.

Normally this would be a difficult task for a manufacturer, since laws vary from state-to-state, but since electric motorcycles can impose this restriction via software, the variance is easy to make.

We got a chance to glimpse the Anti-Scooter on our way through Oregon this week. The Honda Ruckus inspired bike sits low to the ground and hopes to be an electric alternative to the Vespa scooter, which have become increasingly popular here in the US.

Brammo hopes to show the public the Anti-scooter in the nexy 60 days, and based on customer feedback, proceede with the final design process. We were told few technical details, but it wouldn’t be hard to imagine that with a top-speed of 30 mph, the Anti-Scooter could match the Enertia for range, even with smaller battery packs. Stay tuned for more information as we get it.

Comment:

  1. John Adamo says:

    Ruckus inspired Brammo scooter soon. RT @Asphalt_Rubber: Brammo Anti-Scooter in 60 Days – http://bit.ly/LTCz7 #motorcycle

  2. Brammofan says:

    RT @Asphalt_Rubber: Brammo Anti-Scooter in 60 Days – http://bit.ly/LTCz7 #motorcycle

  3. Brammofan says:

    Three things:
    1. Great scoop on this, Jenny!
    2. Never realized that Honda would design something so fugly.
    3. At least Brammo has 60 days to pretty it up.

    Wow. I can’t stop looking at the Enertia logo on the picture. It burns my eyes.

  4. i want a ruckus sooooooo damn bad!!! hahaha it’s a sickness….

    anyhow, i see an opportunity for an electric aftermarket devise in there somewhere ;)
    -peter

  5. Stacy says:

    If the speed restrictor is software based, it’ll be just as easy to remove it. Get ready to flash some firmware, kids.

  6. Brammo Anti-Scooter in 60 Days – http://bit.ly/LTCz7 #motorcycle

  7. Brammo follows up on Enertia success with Anti-Scooter http://tinyurl.com/mjbsc3

  8. @BrammoCraig According to my calendar it's been 60 days. When are we going to hear more about the Brammo anti-scooter? http://bit.ly/LTCz7

  9. I am looking for a scooter that I will drive on a daily basis about 100 miles round trip. I did some research and figured I would need a 150 cc at least. I went to the places here that sell them and some online scooterdepot, safewholesale and atvdeals those companies are at least 1/2 of what the local companies sell. The dealers up here said that they don’t sell quality scooters. So I need to know if anybody can give me any advice?