Here’s the real story about the Enertia…

 As you read in my prior blog, I am buying one of the electric motorcycles from Best Buy here in Portland, Oregon. Brammo Motosports, captained by founder and CEO Craig Bramscher, made a bold move with the Enertia and reduced the price from the going rate of $11,995 to $7,995 and partnered with Best Buy to offer the bike more readily to the consumers in 5 locations here in the states.  My numbers were slightly off which is a result of blogging from my bed at 5 a.m. after no sleep from the night before.  Note to self….the computer is not allowed in the bedroom but gets to stay in the office, where it belongs.  My appologies!
Easy and Exhilarating  
     In addition to the drop in price are Federal income tax credits of 10% for owning an electric vehicle to sweeten the pie. In my state of Oregon, you will see additional tax credits that would bring the price down to $5,695. If that isnt enough, Best Buy offers financing that requires the purchaser to come up with $2000 down and $250 a  month for 24 months. If you take in to consideration that the cost to charge the Enertia is only 30cents, requires no oil changes, no valve adjustments, runs quiet, never gets so hot that you burn your legs and requires only a regular plug in to charge which can be done ANYWHERE, there are many reasons to give this bike a look.                                                                                      
I have been working with a lovely young man at Best Buy, Chris Hertz, and with his help I have decided that I am so excited to ride this bike around and show it off that I can’t bare to send the whole bike down to my friend Jason Sarrat with Hellcat Customs, but instead will purchase an additional three pieces on the body that make up the color portion and send him one that is primered and ready to go so he can work his magic with that. Once that is finished, he will send it back to me to be installed on the bike and I can keep the “white noise” colored one to have for the day that my tastes change or I just feel like something different.  (Check out the Brammo website to view the bike http://www.brammo.com/your-powercycle/ ).
     A couple other things I am going to talk to Chris about is purchasing additional batteries, a good shop manual for my own personal use, the possibility of a snap on windshield and a REALLY loud horn since the thing doesnt make a bit of noise and I might have to make myself heard!  We will be taking some time in their shop to aquaint me with this new fangled machine so I will understand what Im dealing with. I like to work on my bikes but, this might be a little harder to understand than the gasoline powered bikes I’m used to. I dont think I will be able to get used to not getting my hands greasy, but I’ll try!
  One more thing should be said about this bike….it is soooo much cooller looking up close than I realized.  Its also much larger than I thought, as well. I look forward to having some fun, raising  a few eyebrows and seeing what new ideas I can come up with to make my Enertia unique; as if being painted pink and being named “Dot” isnt enough? 

        Lady Godiva on ‘GREEN’ wheels…….So, what do you think about that, Mrs. Robinson?


5 Responses to “Here’s the real story about the Enertia…”

  1. March 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I was wondering about the pink panels… I think it’s cool that they are going to get painted and you’ll still have use of the bike. Delivery date?

    • March 10, 2010 at 6:46 am

      I just got the call that the primered panels I ordered to send to my friends at Hellcat Customs, are in. Best Buy will be sending them down next week and the date of competion depends on how crazy we get. 😉 Doing an homage about a woman like Dorothy Robinson cant get too crazy, it has to be classy. Would you like to see pictures as we go? FYI..my white panels are in and installed. I will be going in on Sat to take the first of the picture series and it home directly there after.

  2. March 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Of course I want to see pics of the “process.” I’m very excited about this!

    • March 11, 2010 at 5:32 am

      U got it! FYI…me too!!

  3. 5 Michael Murphy
    March 16, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Is there a compartment to store your helmet?

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