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Arnman
13 November 2012, 2157
Hello

today I ordered my Enertia Plus at Vienna, Austria.
Seems that I will get it by december.

I want to use the bike a lot in the inner city traffic - currently I am doing this with my old Toyota Previa or with my nearly-that-old Yamaha WR 250.

Why did I decide for Brammo?
- I looked for some scooters but they are all manufactured in china and have a huge lack of power
- The enertia looks cool, a little bit like the old Moto6.5 (which I did not buy, has been too uncool in my former years, but now...)
- Brammo is a nice name ;-)

So I like to post my experience...

By Rano

Richard230
14 November 2012, 0833
Welcome Arnman. I think your choice of the Brammo Enertia Plus is a good one for urban travel. I will be looking forward to hearing how you like your Plus and hopefully you will post a few photos of your new bike and the city of Vienna. :)

You might also want to visit and become a member of this forum: http://brammoforum.com/index.php

P.S. I too thought the Moto 6..5 was a bit over done. I ended up buying a BMW F650 Funduro instead of that bike. While the 6.5 continues to look like it should be in a modern art museum, I still wouldn't want to be caught dead (or at least in a photo) riding one. :O I think the Empulse looks better, if for no other reason than it is a simpler styling design.

Arnman
14 November 2012, 1308
Hi Richard

I still wouldn't want to be caught dead (or at least in a photo) riding one. Thatīs about 20 years ago; and I really took a trial ride on the 6.5; Has not been a pleasure, and good look, digital cameras have not been invented so far, so thereīs also no photo from me and this creation of Philippe Starck.

Anyway, the winter in vienna is very cold, and if I really really get the + before christmas, I think I will be the only riding idiot in vienna... same as with age 16 :D

Richard230
14 November 2012, 1554
Hi Arnman,

Thanks to devices that can scan old photographic slides, here is a photo of me on my second motorcycle almost 50 years ago, getting ready for my first big trip. My first motorcycle, after a Vespa 125 and a Lambretta 150 Li, was a 1963 Yamaha YD-3 major air polluter. :O I owned those bikes before I owned a camera.

Arnman
15 November 2012, 1225
Hi Richard

Day 2. Still no Brammo here in my garage :confused:
I showed now my sons the brammo videos. "Why are they so silent?" Hmm they only know my old WR250 and the KTMs.

Just to get a little bit OT, and while I am waiting. Funny picture! A first class air polution machine in the land of the CARB! Great!
I just scanned a 23 year old photo, my first bike, a XT500. A little bit dirty.
3792

Now I joined the brammo forum and am reading, why maybe a Zero S should have been better ???
I think my choice is alright.

Pls excuse my poor english, the only english communication right now is to engineers in india. You know what this means...

Richard230
15 November 2012, 1635
Hi Arnman,

Your English is fine. I just returned from my weekly trip to the grocery store and as I was in my garage unloading my stuff, our substitute mailman came up to me and said how quiet my Zero was. He seemed really impressed with the bike and said that this was the first electric motorcycle that he had seen. I think the fact that electric motorcycles are quiet is a big plus for the non-riding public - especially the ones that sleep-in as you leave for work during the morning. :)

That photo makes you look like Steve McQueen in the movie On Any Sunday. :cool:

Arnman
29 November 2012, 1254
So. As I am no Steve McQueen anymore, I am now sitting at my computer and waiting waiting waiting. My dealer told me that my Brammo will arrive at the beginning of december. Do you now Nikolo? We celebrate it here and as it seems he brings gifts to the good children.
Yes I have been good. Think so. Waiting.

Btw - Nikolo - Nikolaus - is the same person as Santa Claus. Sure you know. But earlier delivery than at your side on dec 24th ....

Richard230
29 November 2012, 1516
So. As I am no Steve McQueen anymore, I am now sitting at my computer and waiting waiting waiting. My dealer told me that my Brammo will arrive at the beginning of december. Do you now Nikolo? We celebrate it here and as it seems he brings gifts to the good children.
Yes I have been good. Think so. Waiting.

Btw - Nikolo - Nikolaus - is the same person as Santa Claus. Sure you know. But earlier delivery than at your side on dec 24th ....

Good luck Arnmam. From what I hear, you are not the only one waiting. I sure hope both your dealer and Nikolo meet your delivery expectations.

Arnman
10 December 2012, 1033
Hello, Nikolo passed by on dec 6th, but no brammo arrived. But. But. But.
My dealer told me that the brammo is already out of hungary (east) and now in germany (west) to get some updates (hmm....) and will soon arrive in austria (mid). Thus, the circles are getting smaller and smaller.

protomech
11 December 2012, 1509
Hi Arnman,

On the Brammoforums FrankH from the Netherlands posted that his Enertia+ is at the dealership and is awaiting road registration and insurance.

http://brammoforum.com/index.php?topic=1730.0

Hopefully you will receive your Enertia+ very soon. They seem to be shipping to European customers as we speak.

Arnman
19 December 2012, 0850
Oh yes best time ever!
Two and a half week out of office
And today I got my brammo.
#166 worldwide, #1 in Austria. So I need to wait until I get the number plate. Sounds poetic!
3953

Arnman
21 December 2012, 1015
Hip Hip Hurra!

Now I got the number plate, and as the clerk at the insurance got totally nervous (how many cc? how many?), I now only need to pay for a 50cc!
Unfortunately, it got now a little snowy in vienna. Fortunately, vienna is still existing!

protomech
21 December 2012, 1221
I think Richard230 snuck through the 0cc loophole too.. heh.

That's going to get closed pretty quickly IMO .. but cheap insurance ftw while it lasts.

Richard230
21 December 2012, 1335
I just checked my insurance policy from last year. It lists my Zero ZF9 as having 1cc. My 250K/500K liability-only multi-bike policy cost me a yearly premium of only $32 for the bike. I am due to get my renewal next month and I'll see if anything has changed then.

I guess as long as no one gets into any big crashes while riding an electric motorcycle and the insurance companies don't have to pay out $$$ for replacing the bikes or for them causing any major third-party claims, rates should continue low. I hope. :cool:

Arnman
11 January 2013, 1447
Hello, I now moved to the Brammo Forum
http://brammoforum.com/index.php?board=19.0

Arnman
26 May 2013, 1059
Hi now I am back again.
What happend in between?

A stormy highsider crashed the right frame, but it was quite cheap to repair.
The rear break has been screaming, the inner pad was stuck. Now everything is fine.

I now got about 1200 km on it.


Maximum range cross country with minimized fun factor has been 94km.
Range without always looking at the power meter - much more fun! - about 60.

Arnman
15 June 2013, 0431
The suede seat looks really pretty, but it takes a long time to get it dry once it got wet.
Brammo will change this seat to the standard seat. Thanks for this goot solution.

Arnman
13 July 2013, 0910
Today I took a trip through the hilly surroundings of vienna. Outside 26 degrees, and the engine was really hot. Thermal cut. Hmmm. I think the enertia really does not want to be fast... Best bike in the city, once you are off the line. Cross country, maybe I should wait till I am 60.

Arnman
31 October 2013, 1047
Got a new engine an a very good setup between controller and engine. Now my acceleration is better than when I bought it! Makes fun (3500 km)

frodus
31 October 2013, 1150
Motor.....

Arnman
31 October 2013, 2350
Great, the first reply to my thread- regarding engine vs motor :cool:


Thanks guys I improved my english
Depends on which English you are using. In UK a "Motor" is often used to describe a "Motor car" which of course is driven by an "Engine". Generally engineers here use the word "Engine" to refer to a reciprocating [Internal Combustion or Steam] Engine and "Motor" is generally used for rotating power sources such as electric

EV_Scoot
01 November 2013, 0018
Argh, yes. This might educate a few people.
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDMQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhhH J4zEKDZY&ei=ilVzUr6SOIGXkQXR1oHwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEehLtqO5V74NKJQWlQPXNjfJuRYg&sig2=b9C-h3KIzL0KfOQOen0AIg&bvm=bv.55819444,d.dGI

Arnman
01 November 2013, 0045
Argh, yes. This might educate a few people.
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDMQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhhH J4zEKDZY&ei=ilVzUr6SOIGXkQXR1oHwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEehLtqO5V74NKJQWlQPXNjfJuRYg&sig2=b9C-h3KIzL0KfOQOen0AIg&bvm=bv.55819444,d.dGI
Great, Thanks a lot!

I was wondering - educate or train, teach... But now I remember pink floyd... We donīt need no education. Yes. Educate.:O

Arnman
01 April 2015, 2135
Small update
- 9500 km
- Battery still perfect
- everything is fine.