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. . . one giant leap for Brammo” *
Say what you will about the idea of selling electric motorcycles to leather-clad pirates in assless chaps, this photo is a significant one in the short history of Brammo.
*A wise man.
Remember a few weeks ago when Brammo’s CEO, Craig Bramscher, agreed with Tech Crunch editor Michael Arrington to give away a Brammo Enertia to one lucky person at Tech Crunch Disrupt 2011? Here’s the link. The winner was a woman who made a compelling pitch about giving the bike to her son.
The bike was delivered last week:
Misha writes to Brammo:
Dear, Mr. Bramscher
Today at 4pm I received a call from the Fedex guy that I had a special package waiting for me downstairs, I immediately put on some shoes and ran downstairs! The Fedex guy was wondering what could possibly be in this package, I told him I had a Brammo Enertia motorcycle in there, he peeled away some of the cardboard and we both got a small peek of the bike. We were both amazed how beautiful the bike looked, I actually had a huge smile on my face.
As soon as we got it out of the truck I got to work on stripping off all the cardboard and getting those metal frames off, after a couple minutes it was time to sit down on the bike and unloosen the two belts holding the bike in place. After the bike was free, I put the key in the ignition and started up the bike. All my neighbors and pedestrians that were walking by on the street couldn’t help but look at the bike, and were surprised such a cool looking bike was electric. I told them it was the bike of the future. It was one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced in my life. I never thought that I’d be an owner of such a great bike. I’ll make sure to take care of this baby. Thank you guys so much for giving me this motorcycle, I’ll never forget this day!
Congratulations on your new bike, Misha! I hope you find the time, between riding and admiring it (while it charges) to join us over at the Brammo Owners Forum. As for that “huge smile” on your face, I know the feeling. Gear up. Ride it. Enjoy it. And stay healthy, kid.
Not news: Brammo and Best Buy are Buddies. We’ve known that since September 2008, when Brammo raised a $10 million round from Best Buy Venture Capital.
Not news: Brammo and Best Buy are serious about being Buddies: We’ve known this since February 2009, when Brammo announced that its electric motorcycle, the Brammo Enertia, would be sold at select Best Buy stores on the West Coast. And the pair sealed the deal when the bikes finally went on sale in Portland, Oregon (August 2009) and Los Angeles (October 2009) and San Francisco (November 2009).
Now, where is the news? Where is the news about the roll out of the Brammo Enertia to other Best Buy stores across the country? Now that Christmas is over and Best Buy can once again move its displays around to accommodate the Enertia and other electric vehicles/bikes, when will we see this vignette played in Chicago? New York? Texas? Florida? Kansas City?
Brammo fans have been asking for this to be rolled out to their cities for months now.
What are you guys waiting for?
I just received word that Best Buy #140 1127 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, California, is now selling the Brammo Enertia. I’m assuming that test rides will require that you have a motorcycle endorsement on your license. Run, don’t walk.
According to Brammo’s store locator, the Enertia can be purchased at six locations in California and Oregon. I made a map . . . click through to the page:
UPDATE: Apparently, the two bay area stores have the bike on display but not officially for sale yet, due to not getting their paperwork processed by the California DMV. As I noted in an earlier post, one of the big hold ups to selling the bikes at Best Buy is that the store must get an automobile dealer license. According to Brian Wismann, the stores will be up and running and test rides will be available sometime in the next two weeks.
Of course, if you live in the other 48 states or in the rest of the world (assuming you can come and pick it up in the U.S.), you can always order online at Brammo.com.