When I think of Wisconsin, I think of beer, bratwurst, cheese curds, the great North Woods, beef jerky and Noah’s Ark Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells.
Ask any red-blooded, bandana-wearing biker what he or she thinks of when “Wisconsin” is uttered, and they will tell you: the birthplace of Harley Davidson. Now, it appears that, in addition to being the home of Harley’s holy of holies, Milwaukee (or, more specifically, Thiensville, a village about 10 miles north of Milwaukee) is the home of the first Brammo dealer in Wisconsin… or rather, in the midwest… or perhaps, east of California. And, as if your mind needed to be blown further, the Brammo dealer just happens to be a Harley dealer, too.
According to a news report on Fox6Now.com, Thiensville’s go-to dealership for FatBoys and SoftTails will be happy to sell you a Brammo Enertia:
(For the original news report, go to this link.)
Favorite line from the report was when Suburban Harley’s salesman, Mike Cornell, says “If we had 85 people ride the bike, every person, to the man, loved the bike.”
What’s not clear from the report is whether Suburban Harley is one of the new official dealers of the Brammo. Scuderia West was recently crowned the first official (non-Best Buy) Brammo Dealership.
Will the dealership make some room next to the Harley-branded leather chaps for some Brammo-branded Tron suits? The jury is still out, but the very fact that the 324 pound Brammo Enertia is being displayed next to the nearly 2 ton Tri-Glide Ultra Classic* is a sign of the End of Days
the growing acceptance of electric motorcycles by the public
the desperation of dealers in the heavy cruiser motorcycle segment
the groundswell of concern for the environment
frustration with high gas prices.
So run, don’t walk, to your Northern Milwaukee Harley dealer and take a spin on the Brammo Enertia.
Yes, I just wrote that.
*Okay, so a stock Tri-Glide actually weighs only 1191 pounds, but who rides one of these bad boys in stock condition? The custom paint job and flame striping alone adds approximately 70 pounds to the equation.