Video: Riding the BRD RedShift SM

12/09/2011 @ 12:12 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

During our chance to ride the BRD RedShift SM prototype, Wes Rowe was on-hand to document the event with photos and video. Sidelined by legal technicalities at Infineon Raceway (damn lawyers), Wes still managed to grab enough footage from outside the fenced-in perimeter of the karting track, and made this short promo video of the BRD RedShift SM. A day choked full of journalists, investors, racers, and extremely curious petrol heads, my time on the RedShift was short, but very intriguing.

Considering that BRD hopes to be delivering bikes to customers this time next year, the RedShift SM is already a very polished machine. Still true to its prototype name though, we had some technical issues during the test, but because electrics are powered by software, not mechanics, the team was able to clear the blue screen of death, and smooth out the lurching issue we encountered. What would have taken weeks in re-tooling and machining, was accomplished essentially overnight. Is the power of the electric drivetrain sinking in yet people?

Pay no attention to the no-talent internet hack at the 1:20 mark. No one really likes him.

Source: BRD; Photos: © 2011 Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved:

Helmet: AGV AX-8 Dual Sport; Leathers: Dainese Laguna Seca; Boots: Dainese Axial Pro In

  • mxs

    Looking pretty good … about the BSOD? They are not running Windows operating system are they? Barely time to recharge, forget about downloading patches and fixes … LOL

  • Damo

    “Pow, pow, power wheels!”

    Sorry couldn’t resist.

    Seriously though, nice to see the project coming along. I am one of the few that is excited about the electric bike movement.

  • RJ

    Seems that the kind of supermoto style slides we are used to seeing will have to be purposefully dialed in with engine breaking software. The cool thing is that you will eventually be able to digitally replicate any style of motor characteristics whether it be 2-stroke or 4-stroke. Like being able to change a bike’s personality to suit the track…

    The future looks bright indeed… :)

    Can’t wait until they become common enough where in I’ll be able to get easy access to one for a test ride.

  • ds

    If they made an enduro version I’d seriously consider buying one. It would have to be fully water-proof though for stream crossings… and street-legal from the factory!