With news outlets buzzing about FIM’s (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) break from the TTXGP (after getting its racing rules and the secret recipe of 15 ingredients that make the eGrandprix so delicious) you have to wonder if the world of ICE (internal combustion engines) motorcycles is finally deciding that this whole “electric” thing has some legs. Can the ICE bikes and the EV bikes co-exist in peace? Can a tattooed Harley rider buy a beer for a bespectacled Brammo nerd? Can a mud-covered Zero X rider get a towel from the Yamaha YZ450 rider parked next to him? Can a Vectrix rider get some sympathy about his warranty woes from the Vespa rider stopped at the traffic light?
We may soon know the answers to those questions as yet another psychological barrier has been broken. Cycle World, the go-to gas motorcycle magazine, has a blurb in its online zine that contains a teaser about a full test ride of the Enertia. The article, which mentions October 2009’s “ShockingBarack” ride and the recent price drop, also says:
Look for a full test of the Brammo Enertia in an upcoming issue of Cycle World magazine.
The EnertiaTTR, Brammo’s racing bike that placed third at this year’s TTXGP on the Isle of Man, recently appeared in Motorcyclist magazine, another of the large-circulation, mainstream cycle mags. What’s next? Well, if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, you know what’s next: Hot Machine Magazine.