Brammo Inc., an electric vehicle manufacturer, and S.M.R.E. Engineering, an engineering research and development company, have entered into a strategic partnership.
As a part of this agreement, Brammo has acquired an exclusive international license of SMRE’s patented Integrated Electric Transmission (IET). IET enables Brammo to offer its electric motorcycles with a six-speed transmission to further improve performance and range. The first application of the new IET will be on the Brammo Engage and Encite, which will be unveiled today prior to competing in the MiniMotoSX race in Las Vegas.
“It is fundamental to Brammo’s success that we continue to innovate and develop our strong reputation for high quality, exciting motorcycles,” Craig Bramscher, CEO and founder of Brammo, Inc., said in a press release. “Combining the SMRE 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 SMRE and creator of the IET. “This alliance will see the IET integrated into Brammo motorcycles and enjoyed by riders all around the world.”
Brammo announced four new models that all feature the IET and swappable Brammo Power battery packs:
• Engage MX (dirt bike competing in MiniMotoSX), anticipated price $9,995;
• Engage SMR (Super Moto Racing), anticipated price $9,995;
• Engage SMS (Super Moto Street), anticipated price $11,995;
• Encite MMX PRO (mini dirt bike competing in MiniMotoSX), no price announced
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