Electric Motorcycle Company Partners with S.M.R.E.; New Models Feature Manual Transmission
Brammo, Inc., a global leader in the electric vehicle industry, and S.M.R.E. Engineering, a leading engineering research and development company, have entered into a strategic partnership, enabling Brammo to offer its electric motorcycles with a 6-speed transmission. As a part of this agreement, Brammo has acquired an exclusive international license for S.M.R.E.’s patented Integrated Electric Transmission™ (IET). The first application of the new IET will be on the Brammo Engage and Encite, which are being unveiled prior to competing in the MiniMotoSX race in Las Vegas on Friday.
“It is fundamental to Brammo’s success that we continue to innovate and develop our strong reputation for high-quality, exciting motorcycles,” stated Craig Bramscher, CEO and Founder of Brammo, Inc. “Combining the S.M.R.E. Integrated Electric Transmission system with the Brammo Power™ Batteries and Battery Management System keeps Brammo at the forefront of Powersports drivetrain technology.”
“We are delighted to have Brammo as our strategic partner,” said Samuele Mazzini, Founder and CEO of S.M.R.E. and creator of the IET. “This alliance will see the IET integrated into Brammo motorcycles and enjoyed by riders all around the world.”
Brammo has announced four new models all featuring the IET and swappable Brammo Power battery packs. (Prices do not include relevant taxes or Federal and State electric vehicle incentives.)
- Engage MX – dirt bike competing in MiniMotoSX – anticipated price $9,995.00
- Engage SMR – Super Moto Racing – anticipated price $9,995.00
- Engage SMS – Super Moto Street – anticipated price $11,995.00
- Encite MMX PRO – mini dirt bike competing in MiniMotoSX – no price announced
The Engage and Encite join the award-winning Enertia and Empulse.
Integrated Electric Transmission (IET) is a mechatronic propulsion unit that emulates the feeling and performance of a traditional internal combustion engine, with a specially developed electric motor, clutch and gear shift that enables Brammo motorcycles to accelerate hard from the line up to a high top speed, something that is just not possible to achieve with a single-ratio electric motorcycle.
“Electric motorcycle design has always been a bit of a balancing act in direct drive systems where great acceleration performance comes at the expense of low top-end speed,” stated Brian Wismann, Director of Product Development at Brammo. “The IET system provides the best of both worlds and is the perfect complement to Brammo’s industry-leading Brammo Power battery and vehicle control technology to maintain our position as the world’s leading electric motorcycle manufacturer.“
Brammo, Inc. is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles, including the Enertia, Empulse and Engage motorcycles. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain systems, including the Brammo Power battery pack and Brammo Power vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.Brammo.com.