Brammo Enertia vs. Zero S- Part 1: The Spec Battle

Electric Motorcycle Specifications*
Make/Model Brammo Enertia Zero S
MSRP $7,995.00 $9,995.00
Website www.brammo.com www.zeromotorcycles.com
Availability In Stock, ship or PU In Stock, ship or PU
Motor High output sealed brushless permanent magnet AC Brushed permanent magnet electric
Peak Power 13kW @ 4500 rpm n/a
Range 42 miles / 68 kilometers Up to 50 miles (80 km)
Top Speed 60+ MPH, 95+ KPH 67 mph (105 km/h)
Battery
Battery Type Valence Brand – Lithium Iron Phosphate* Patent-pending lithium ion array
Battery Pack Capacity 3.1 kWh 4 kWh (58volts @ 70Ah)
Battery Pack Voltage 76.8V (nominal) 58V
Recharge Time Approximately 4 hours Less than 4 hours
Battery Life 2,000 recharges 1,000 full re-charge cycles
Dimensions
Overall Length 81.5″ / 207 cm
Overall Width 12.5″ / 37.75 cm (body)
Overall Height
WheelBase 56 in (1422.4 mm) 56.8 inches (144.3 cm)
Seat Height 32.0″ / 81 cm 34 inches (86.4 cm) 32 inches (81.3 cm)
Max Wt Capacity 276 lbs / 125 Kg (600 lbs / 272 Kg total combined rider and cargo) 302 pounds (136.0 kg)
Battery Weight
Curb Weight 324 lbs / 145 Kg 273 pounds (123.8 kg)
Frame Lightweight extruded and welded aluminum – serves a battery tray (patent pending) Aircraft grade aluminum twin spar frame
Steering angle 52º lock-to-lock
Running
Stock Front Tire 18″ x 2.5″ / 45.75 cm x 6.5 cm 110/70-16
Stock Rear Tire 17″ x 3.5″ / 43 cm x 9 cm 140/70-16
Brakes-front & rear Brembo hydraulic 2 Piston hydraulic, stainless rotor, hand actuated
Front Brake
Rear Brake
Suspension
Front Suspension Marzocchi Shiver hydraulic USD with compression damping adjustment. 5.0″ / 12.75 cm of suspension travel. 8 inches (203.2 mm)
Rear Suspension Elka hydraulic with compression damping adjustment. 5.0″ / 12.75 cm of suspension travel. 8 inches (203.2 mm)
Drive Train Direct chain drive Direct chain drive
Riders 1 Person 1 Person
Hand bars Upright Upright
Wheels Cast Aluminum Spoked Steel
Features Swappable Battery Packs
Options Premium Seat: Textured black vinyl and charcoal gray synthetic suede combination with accent stitching. Durable UV and water resistant with added top of seat comfort.
Saddle Bags: Semi-soft side, heavy-duty construction. Includes bolt-on mounting frame. 14.5″ / 39 cm Length, 10″ / 25.5 cm Height, 6″ / 15.25 cm Depth (expands to 8″ / 20.25 cm depth)
Motor options
Color options Green, Blue, Orange, Silver, Gray White, Red Blue

*All specifications are from manufacturer’s published sources, and are unverified.

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Part 1- Spec Battle

Part 2- The Matchup

Part 3- Documentation (intro)

Part 3- Documentation (Brammo)

Part 3- Documentation (Zero)

Part 4- The Ride: rider position

Part 4- The Ride-(Enertia)

The Scorecard

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10 responses to “Brammo Enertia vs. Zero S- Part 1: The Spec Battle

    • According to their site:
      “Zero is the only EV manufacturer to use a revolutionary lithium-ion technology that is completely non-toxic. Unlike our competitors, a Zero power pack contains no toxic metals such as cobalt, nickel, lead or mercury. ”

      I’ve got several requests in to them but no response so far. They also call their packs “our proprietary Z-Force™ technology”… so no clue what that actually means.

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