BrammoBlog: I promised myself I wouldn’t cry….

31 10 2012

Blog 56: Parting is such sweet sorrow….Actually it is just sorrow, nothing sweet about it at all.

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So if anybody, other than the voices in my head, have been following this blog, those people will know a couple of things:

1) I take a lot of photos.

2) I am a few rungs low on the ladder of normal.

C) I don’t follow rules well

and

4) I have been riding an Electric Motorcycle (made by Brammo) for the last year and 3 weeks.

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I have put over 6000 miles on the two bikes they lent me (over 4800 on the first bike: a Brammo Enertia. Their first bike that is a city commuter with a 40 miles range per charge. And over 1300 miles on the second bike they lent me when they took back the Enertia : a Brammo Enertia Plus. This was a  newer version with double the range and other improvements). It also was one of Brammo’s Test Bikes (number 9 to be exact). That info comes into play today.

6000 miles in a year is pretty good for a city commuter. I rode just about everyday, either commuting to work or running errands or just going for fun rides along the river or up in the mountains. Good Times.

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My very first ride on the Brammo Enertia.

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https://brammoblog.com/2012/08/29/brammo-blog-new-computer-new-bike-same-old-me-sorry/

This was my blog saying goodbye to Enertie (the green Enertia) and hello to T’Challa (the black Enertia Plus)

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T’Challa at the Grand Canyon.

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Well the day has come that Brammo is collecting the Plus and I am no longer an Electric Motorcycle rider. And that makes me a Sad Panda.

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But the Plus was a “Test Bike” and Brammo needs her back to check on the batteries and such and possibly make a few changes, adjustments and update the software.

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So back she goes…sniff…I will not cry….

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And while I am currently EV-less and sad, I appreciate the time I got to ride both motorcycles. And all the people I got to meet and talk to because of those Brammo motorcycles (and believe you me, EVERYBODY will want to talk to you when they see these bikes. It is not the kind of bike you get if you are “overly shy”…or horribly anti-social). And HUGE thanks to the people at Brammo. Especially Adrian Stewart who made this all happen. And BrammoFan and all the people over at BrammoForums. So many people to thanks…but it is hard to see the keyboard as it seems to be raining on my face…

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Till Next Time…

Gavin

For more info on Brammo, please visit: www.brammo.com
For more images, photos, discussions and all around Brammo goodness: visit, lurk and maybe join: www.brammoforum.com

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Bonus

Ok…not way in hell I should put this here. But I just am not bright enough to know that somehow this will come back and haunt me. Dancing Panda (with my drinking head vs my day of the dead panda head that is impossible to drink while wearing)…A) I am a horrid dancer. B) Tequila is never your friend. C) I was not driving that night.

Somehow I think Brammo will not loan me anything ever again after seeing that.

Bonus 2

Ashton Kutcher might be interested in an Empulse…at least according to some rumors…so here ya go…

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Ashton Jobs

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Dude, where’s my Brammo?

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3 responses

31 10 2012
Brammofan (@brammofan)

Say it ain’t so!

WTF are they thinking? Who’s going to post photos of their amazing bikes in amazing settings? I will investigate … and heads shall roll. (But not squishy drunk panda heads as they are way too funny to cut off).

31 10 2012
EmpulseBuyer

“WTF” is right… no word on another loaner? Are you still going to buy the plus? Perhaps they will send you an Engage to test.

31 10 2012
Nixon

Bummer. Now you are going to have to go back to following the parking regulations. Major downer…

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