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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Penderic on January 15, 2015, 07:53:58 PM

Title: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Penderic on January 15, 2015, 07:53:58 PM
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2015/01/polaris-owner-of-indian-and-victory-motorcycles-acquires-electric-motorcycle-business-from-brammo/

Hmmmm....

 "....including the Brammo Power™ battery pack and Brammo Power™ vehicle management systems, globally to a wide range of OEMs. As part of this transaction, Polaris will utilize the assets acquired to begin manufacturing electric motorcycles in the second half of 2015 at its Spirit Lake, IA facility."

(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/003_zpsa31e3781.jpg)

Oh Joy, where did I put my can of contact cleaner?

 :pop



Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: oldbike54 on January 15, 2015, 08:10:41 PM
Soooo... wonder what they will call the *electric* Indian ? Let's see , the Ampian , no , the Electric Warrior  , that doesn't sound right , hmm ...oh , the Plugindian   :D

  Dusty
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: guzziboy66 on January 15, 2015, 08:23:20 PM
Plugindian.

That's good Dusty.  Very good.

Eric
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: oldbike54 on January 15, 2015, 08:42:38 PM
Thanks Eric  :)

  Dusty
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: sliphorn on January 15, 2015, 08:49:30 PM
Plugindian.

That's good Dusty.  Very good.

Eric

Wow, yeah, that really is good, Dusty.
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: oldbike54 on January 15, 2015, 09:04:42 PM
Thanks also Slip  :D So should I copyright this before someone steals it . Where are you Bill H ?  :D

  Dusty
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on January 16, 2015, 06:49:05 AM
Thanks also Slip  :D So should I copyright this before someone steals it . Where are you Bill H ?  :D

  Dusty

 ;D ;-T Yeah, that's a good one.
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Penderic on January 16, 2015, 07:20:22 AM
Thats clever! Dusty  ;-T.

The technology may be very advanced, but I find the Brammo latest design style ugly. That large plain area around the battery bay is just too big.

Hi tech batteries...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/IMG_1516-L_zps1be0e447.jpg)

Liquid cooled motors...
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/Parker3-M_zps7b5351c6.jpg)

Fortunately for electric bikes the price of copper is going down! Look at the motors wire gauge!
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/Parker1-M_zpscf60391b.jpg)



Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Crusty on January 16, 2015, 08:07:46 AM
Thanks also Slip  :D So should I copyright this before someone steals it . Where are you Bill H ?  :D

  Dusty

Too late! I already stole it and sent it to all my motorcycling E-mail buddies. I did give you credit for the line, though.
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: oldbike54 on January 16, 2015, 08:27:04 AM
Too late! I already stole it and sent it to all my motorcycling E-mail buddies. I did give you credit for the line, though.

OK , but if anyone starts selling T shirts ... :D

  Dusty
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: drlapo on January 16, 2015, 09:31:10 AM
how big will the battery need to be to  move a 900 pound cruiser?
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Gliderjohn on January 16, 2015, 09:48:38 AM
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ow big will the battery need to be to  move a 900 pound cruiser?

Dunno, but it may come with a trailer with the battery pack stored there. ;D
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Yeahoo Whoyah on January 16, 2015, 10:54:29 AM
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The technology may be very advanced, but I find the Brammo latest design style ugly. That large plain area around the battery bay is just too big

 :+1  Maybe Victory-Indian designers can improve design, then again, maybe not?
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: inditx on January 16, 2015, 12:40:18 PM
I applaud Polaris' efforts.

They are always stimulating the dialogue for motorcycles in general and whatever that Slingshot thing ends up being defined as.  ???

With longer life between charges and costs that get in line, I could see adding one to my stable. Just to hop on and ride.

p.s. No it will not replace my gas M/C's…..

inditx
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Penderic on January 16, 2015, 01:43:08 PM
Exactly!

My hats off to them.....
(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag77/Penderic/motorcyclehat_zps9d951d47.jpg)  ;D
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: jbell on January 16, 2015, 07:01:05 PM
Plugindian......... ....excellent.   ;-T
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: inditx on January 16, 2015, 07:01:25 PM
sweet!
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Sasquatch Jim on January 16, 2015, 09:53:31 PM
  No one offered Shockcycle?  The Zapper?  Batt. cycle?
  BSA already took Lightning and Harley had the silent gray fellow.
  Thank goodness they are not built by Lucas.
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: DucatiSSsp on January 16, 2015, 10:32:53 PM
"Amplemotor" for the bike with the most juice!  ;-T
Seeing how Polaris has a great dealer network established, this might fill a nice void.  Only having a 13.5 mile round trip to work, I've often thought a electric vehicle would be nice.  But the math just doesn't work out in the E-vehicles favor...especially right know.  Just throw the $$ into my '06 1/2 ton w/ 63k miles on it.  Wonder what a new battery pack for a Brammo or Nissan Leaf would be after 6-10 years of ownership?
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1084937_nissan-to-offer-leaf-battery-replacement-plan-100-a-month
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Madtownguzzi on January 17, 2015, 04:10:19 AM
Polaris already has electric an ATV the two wheel version will just add to there green line up. http://www.equipmentworld.com/the-2015-polaris-ranger-ev-is-a-powerful-electric-utv-that-moves-around-the-jobsite-in-stealth/
Title: Re:
Post by: Unkept on January 17, 2015, 06:10:23 AM
Waiting for the Victory Electric Vision.
Title: Re: Polaris buys Brammo Electric Motorcycles......
Post by: Moto-Muzzey on January 17, 2015, 06:17:48 AM
They must really want a big presence on the EV market. A couple of years ago they bought GEM(Global Electric Motorcars) from Chrysler.