Posts Tagged ‘electric motorcycle

14
Oct
10

Another tidbit about Brammo “the company”..

Brammo
While I am at it, let me tell you, I found something else while I was “surfing the web”. A site I visited just happened to have some info about Brammo “the company”. I wont say any more than that…. I’ll let you check it out. You can access the website here… 

Dont make me do all the work for you. This is about business, so do your “do diligence”. Hey, is this deja vu?? I think I already said that once yesterday to someone…LOL

I thought you might like to hear a quote from Craig Bramscher, ““Someone asked us if we’re the Tesla [Motors Inc.] of motorcycles. I told them we’re the antithesis of Tesla,” Bramscher said. While Tesla received commitments of more than $1 billion in equity and federal loans before it went public, “we’ll do it for under $100 million.” And, I think he might just be right!

Lady Godiva on wheels…. givin you a tip! Check it out..

04
Aug
10

Hell for Leather makes another strong statement about EV Motorcycles…

Hell for Leather has certainly been vocal about electric motorcycles and all that happens in the industry. This coming from a publication that is NOT stricktly EV’s but all motorcycles. I find that impressive!  Again, they have spoken about the progress and the future of the EV.. Read the article here at: How the FIM and TTXGP can fix electric motorcycle racing  

Thank you, Hell for Leather and I look forward to more information. I sure hope the FIM and the TTXGP are listening!  

Lady Godiva on wheels… loving my friends at Hell for Leather!
BECAUSE YOU ASKED:
Footnote for my non-racing readers.. TTXGP; Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix
                                                    FIM;  Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme

03
Aug
10

How do you tune up an electric motorcycle?

I can tell you that having an electric motorcycle constitutes far less maintainance than my gas-powered motorcycles have in the past. In fact, the most I do is give Dorothy a nice bubble bath and give her the equivalent of some moisturizer with a little chain lube!  So, if you found out that your field rep was coming out to give your beloved electric motorcycle a tune up, what would you think?  
What I thought and what actually happened were two different things. Dorothy got her tune up on a lap-top…. LOL.  Dave put the laptop on her seat, hooked her up, and waited for the program to load. I guess you could say that she got a program transfusion! Then he did a complete check up to make sure everything worked. She was better than new! 
 

Dorothy loves “Dr. Murray”!  He takes such good care of her…..

Lady Godiva on wheels……glad the doctor makes house calls!!

07
Jul
10

Guess what I did 4th of July weekend… Part 1; Author Christina Shook.

This weekend was one of those weekends that happen every now and again and you have to keep pinching yourself to believe that its real. Then you look at all the pictures and realize that you don’t even have to embellish to make this weekend look good….
First thing to happen was that I was fortunate enough to host a four-day stay in my home for my friend, Christina Shook, and her two darling little girls.  Christina was on her “West Coast Book Tour” for her photo expose book of female bikers called “Chicks on Bikes”. That meant that where she went, I got to follow!! And, follow I did…

Christina spoke and signed books at several locations. Her first stop was Cascade Moto Classics http://www.cascademoto.com/map1.html here in my hometown of Beaverton, where she was welcomed by patrons and invited to the monthly breakfast meeting of the local Triumph riding club, Triumph Riders Association of Portland, and the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club of Oregon, both sponsored by Cascade. The next morning, we joined the group for a great breakfast and more QandA. The group was such a nice bunch of people and we both enjoyed them all.

Next up was MotoCorsa in North West Portland http://www.motocorsa.com .  This event was a bit of a surprise Click to enlarge [Motorcycle-Themed Wine from CorsaVino - pic 1]to Christina, especially when she was presented with a bottle of “Corsa Vino”, MotoCorsa owner Arun Sharma’s signature wine www.corsavino.com .  The love of motorcycles and the taste for enjoying a fine wine, made the atmosphere at MotoCorsa a real pleasure for Christina as it is for everyone that visits the shop.

And, last but hardly least… the 2nd Annual Latus Harley Davidson “Wall of Death” event for 2010 in Gladstone, Oregon http://www.latus-hd-motorcycles.com . Christina was awesome with some slide shows and QandA complete with some wonderful stories told by Cookie Crum, the “Queen of the Hell Drivers” and eight year veteran on the “Wall of Death” in the late 40’s and 50’s. I will have much more to say about the day we spent with some wonderful and incredibly interesting people in my next couple of posts.  
The evening of the 4th brought LOTS of fireworks. The locals near my home do fireworks in a BIG way. It gave us a fabulous display to enjoy. We sat out by the fire pit and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows while the sky lit up all around us. My poor puppy, Turbo, a 150lb Rottie/Ridgeback mix, was less than excited about all the loud noises. He is pictured here being comforted by his new friend, Christina’s daughter, Marlena. She called the fireworks “booms” and when she wasnt taking care of Turbo, she was curled up in her mommys lap, enjoying the show. Christina’s older daughter, the very bright and lovely Ella, enjoyed the show as well.  

 The next day gave me enough time to make good on my promise to let Christina ride my Brammo Enertia electric bike. She took a spin around the town but, would have loved to have made it a day ride and get a real feel for the bike. It surprised her in many ways and she was amazed by a few others.
A few more pictures and a couple more laughs and that made it time for my friends to hit the road and make their way up to Seattle http://cretins.org/ for the next book signing opportunity. I sent them off down the Columbia Gorge to enjoy the sites of the Multnomah Falls and the wind surfing mecca of Hood River then across the “Bridge of the Gods” to Washington state. We had such a wonderful few days and are looking forward to getting together again in the future. Look for Christina’s wonderful photo journalistic book, “Chicks on Bikes” at http://www.chicksonbikes.us   

 So, that is just part of what I did this 4th of July weekend! Next up… the “Wall of Death”.           

 Lady Godiva on wheels…. savoring the unreal weekend!!

 

05
Jul
10

The perfect picture for Brammo…

This is a picture of my bike, while charging, at my son’s house.  He got a new camera and couldn’t resist!!
It would be perfect for a commercial about a new color for the Enertia… Black, aka  the “Shadow”…

Well, I think my son is a brilliant photographer! (Gosh, motherhood makes you blind as a bat!!)

Lady Godiva on wheels… lovin my boy.

20
May
10

Its official.. the panels are in the hands of Hellcat Customs!

I’m the kind of girl who can’t leave well enough alone. If the motorcycle looks good, with some custom work, it could look better. And, I have the pleasure of knowing a young man who warrants “master” status. So,when I decided to purchase the  Enertia electric motorcycle, I talked to my friend, Jason Sarratt of Hellcat Customs in Chandler, Arizona..the “master”.  
One of the advantages to buying the bike from Best Buy is that you get the “rewards card”!  The purchase gave me $180 worth of reward points. With the rewards points, I purchased a new set of painted panels to send down to Jason.
Here are a couple of pics of the beginning of my custom paint job:

Please stand by for the story to unfold. I cant wait to see what this very talented young man has in store for those panels. I have seen the magic he produces….

One more pic…The little sweetie in the Enertia panel “sun bonnet” is The Monkey. She is her daddy’s pride and joy and the mascot of Hellcat Customs. Read all about Jason’s crew and The Monkey’s huge responsibilities as mascot http://hellcatcustoms.com/.
Lady Godiva on wheels….. anxious to see Jason’s artwork!!
P.S. I really love these guys 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

22
Apr
10

Happy Earth Day….

With me, every day is Earth Day. Not that all I do is “green PC” but, I do what I can with my children and grandchildren in mind.
For all of you who dont believe that electric vehicles will dominate one day…listen to the passion in the voices of the people on this YouTube…




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