2012 Brammo Enertia Review


The 2012 Brammo Enertia was built to not only save money on gas and decrease greenhouse gas emissions but it was designed to have an aggressive style and intimidating profile for both new and experienced riders. This bike is sure to become a popular ride due to some of the most ground breaking features to hit the motorcycle market in years. The bike produces a quiet sound, zero-emission ride that will be enjoyed by anyone who hops on and takes it for a spin.

The 2012 Brammo Enertia uses a whirring 72-volt, brushless DC motor and a 428 gauge DID chain. The only thing you will hear while riding this bike is the wind because all components work in sync with the electric motor to produce an incredibly quiet ride. The fully electric permanent magnet AC engine powers the bike with a generous 13kW at 4500rpm that gives the rider both power and distance riding capabilities, which don’t always go hand in hand with electric motorcycles. Brammo’s Enertia is promising to become an environmentally friendly bike, producing zero emissions while feeling and looking like a real motorcycle, something most people want to be riding throughout the day. The electricity it uses produces a fraction of the greenhouse gases that would normally come from a carbureted engine, helping you do your part to keep this planet healthy.

There is not clutch system meaning you don’t have to worry about shifting while riding. The direct drive system is a one-speed transmission producing and extremely smooth ride. The front suspension is a Marzocchi inverted fork while the rear uses Elka shock absorbers, both fully adjustable and giving a five inches of travel for each. The suspension is incredibly smooth, directly less stress to your back and shoulders while riding long distances or on rough roads. The whole bike is stopped by powerful Brembo brakes at both ends.

This is a powerful motorcycle for those looking for something with a bit more aggressive attitude in an electric bike while still leaving a smaller carbon foot print.

New For 2012

  • The fully electric permanent magnet AC engine powers the bike with 13kW at 4500rpm giving the rider both power and distance riding capabilities, which don't always go hand in hand with electric motorcycles.
  • The design of the bike keeps to the tradition of traditional gas powered street motorcycles even though this is an electric. Its frame and body have been designed to keep true to the motorcycle bravura.
  • Direct drive system mean no clutch or gear to shift when riding. The one-speed transmission is incredibly smooth and simple to ride.
  • The Brembo brakes are the biggest name when it comes to that category because of their strength, reliability and braking power. The Enertia uses these brakes to ensure you have the braking power when you need it.
  • The front suspension uses Marzocchi forks in the front and Elka shocks in the rear, allowing full adjustability and five inches of travel for both ends

2012 Brammo Enertia Specs

  • Model: Enertia
  • Engine Type: High-output, sealed, brushless, permanent magnet AC, 13kW at 4500rpm
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: One-speed automatic
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: N/A (Battery capacity: 3.1 kWh, nominal)
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A (42miles combined city/hwy)
  • Brakes (Front): Brembo hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Brembo hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Marzocchi Shiver hydraulic inverted fork with compression dampening adjustment and five inches of travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Elka hydraulic twin sided swing arm with one shock absorber, adjustable rebound damping and five inches of travel
  • Wheelbase: 81.5 inches (total length)
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 32 inches
  • Curb Weight:324 pounds
  • Tires (Front): AVON 100/90 R17
  • Tires (Rear): AVON 130/80 R17


  • There is an option of either a 20' or 6' spare charging cord, making sure that your Enertia will always be charged and ready to ride.
  • A carbon fiber front fender can be attached to give a great looking cosmetic upgrade. It is hand molded from carbon fiber 3k 2x2 twill; guaranteeing the iconic carbon weave look. It is also made from two layers of carbon fiber and clear coated, both combining to give added strength and consistent finish.
  • Brammo soft shell saddlebags by Saddlemen have a zippered expansion flap to allow a total of 8" of horizontal expansion storage (total dimensions are 17"Lx10"Tx6"D). This semi-rigid saddlebag includes chrome steel frames with a black powder coated finish for both style and durability. They are easily unbolted and require no additional hardware or modification.
  • If you are looking for a more comfortable seat, Brammo offers the deluxe suede seat. It comes fully assembled and can be put on in just minutes, letting you ride in both style and comfort.
  • Renthal dual layer grips combine the benefits of softer compound grips with the needs of quality absorption. These grips offer maximum durability by using firm compound material in the flange, inner sleeve and outer end regions. Available in black or grey half waffle pattern

Key Competitors For The 2012 Brammo Enertia

  • BMW C Evolution
  • Zero X
  • Roskva
  • Freeride E Electric