Thanks to Brammo and Brammo Fans


It’s been a very Happy Enertia Day in Kansas City.

If you’ve been following this post, then you know that my Brammo Enertia has arrived.  Ride reports, videos, and pictures will follow, but first I want to emphasize that amazing days like this don’t happen by accident.  I wouldn’t be able to caption that photo the way I did without some hard working people, some luck, some friends, and some major patience by my family.

My biggest thank you goes to the people who made this possible: all the folks at Brammo in Ashland, Oregon.  Craig Bramscher, Brian Wismann, Adrian Stewart, Aaron Bland, Bruce Gilpin, Ron Hom, Dave Lawson, Laura Frantz and a bunch of others I’m too addle-brained to recall right now.  You have built a fantastic machine, a well-executed dream on wheels, and THANK GOODNESS for the fact that it doesn’t have an unlimited range, or I might never see Ms.Brammofan and the Brammokidz again.

There’s a host of others who have helped me reach this point, and I’m not going to be able to remember all of them, either, but if you follow me on twitter (and curses to you if you don’t), then you know the great folks on there among the “Brammofan mutual admiration society.”  Top thanks to John Adamo, a/k/a @skadamo a/k/a who helped me figure out that my dear wife was wrong, and that Twitter was not a “complete waste of time” (this would be one of the only times Ms.Brammofan was even marginally wrong, by the way.)  Without him, I might have given up long ago, and certainly, there would be no Brammo Owners Forum.

And yes, humongous thanks to Ms.Brammofan and my kids, who have had to endure my obsession for many months and who I’ve probably ignored a few times while searching for more Brammo photos or reTweeting the latest news.  It’s not easy to be the Brammo Evangelist of the Year, but it’s really a challenge to be related to him.  They were more patient with me than I deserved, and more loving than I could wish for.  This Enertia’s for you, family!… except no, you may not ride it or touch it.



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  1. #1 by SoCal Buell Riders on June 8, 2010 - 7:48 pm

    Hurray for you! Looking forward to hearing how much fun you’re having and how many miles you’ve traveled. Congratulations!

  2. #2 by James Schipper on June 8, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    It’s beautiful, Harry. And well-deserved. Now ride it to Florida 🙂

  3. #3 by Wes Siler on June 8, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Congratulations Harry!

  4. #4 by skadamo on June 9, 2010 - 7:47 am

    Hey Harry, congratulations!! I’ve learned plenty from you along the way, it’s a wash. Thanks a lot though!

    You just have one thing to do to make it official and Wes let you know what that is yesterday 😉

  5. #5 by Domenick on June 9, 2010 - 8:40 am

    I agree, ride it to Florida. When you get here I’ll take pictures.

  6. #6 by brammofan on June 9, 2010 - 9:04 am

    Thanks guys. I don’t know that I’ll be bringing it to Florida anytime soon, but you might want to ask again in January 2011, when I’ve had enough of the Missouri winter.

  7. #7 by eric on June 9, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Congratulations, brammofan! Getting a new bike is always a great experience, but getting one that is such a game-changer is truly something special. Now I’m really looking forward to hearing about all of your enertiadventures…

  8. #8 by Carlos Noya on June 9, 2010 - 6:48 pm

    I only have one word…wonderfull

    Bests regards from Spain.

  9. #9 by Missy on June 9, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    I was wondering how you made out after I had delivered your motorcycle, so I checked out your blogs……..I wish I could have gotten to you sooner…..Your reactions yesterday when I showed up make aspects of my job very enjoyable….and seeing how you had waited very expectantly for me to arrive…..I feel blessed to have been part of your very “happy” day!!!
    Missy 🙂

    • #10 by James Schipper on June 10, 2010 - 1:28 am

      Missy, you were a part of it! I can’t imagine how excited he must have been to see you. 😀

  10. #11 by brammofan on June 9, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    HI Missy! Hey everyone… this is Missy, the FedEx driver who was so great, backed her humongous truck between my landscaping and my camper, and moved the box right into the garage (thank goodness… it started raining about 45 minutes later).
    Missy- I haven’t posted any of the videos yet, but keep watching — I’ll get around to it. You were the best Brammo-deliverer ever!

  11. #12 by Missy on June 9, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Thank You Harry…..I’ll be sure to keep watching!!

  12. #13 by evchels on June 9, 2010 - 11:41 pm

    Aww, Missy Claus! Trust me, you’ve done a service for all of us who *were* watching the hourly “it’s not here yet” updates, if perhaps not the Bram-family…doubt they’ve seen Harry since it stopped raining!

  13. #14 by Ryan Levesque on June 10, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    Hey Harry…just wanted to say congrats on the sweet ride. Looking forward to seeing some video!

    • #15 by brammofan on June 11, 2010 - 10:33 am

      Hey Ryan! I’ll be uploading video soon, but I also might be on my local news soon. I’ll update, for sure.

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