When thinking about electric motorcycles, words like eco-conscious, low emission, and “scooter” come to mind. However, the founders of BRD Motorcycles would like to introduce a new word to the lexicon: bad-ass.
The BRD team is a self-described group of “riders, racers, builders, and troublemakers”. Their idea of a perfect bike is one that’s gorgeous to look at, incredibly fun to ride, and, on occasion, scares the absolute crap out of you. With new innovations in batteries, the team decided it was time to built an electric motorcycle that lived up to their standards.
With instant throttle response and endless traction, going electric in many ways is a vast improvement over a combustion engines. Freed from the engine components that traditionally dictated motorcycle design, BRD was able to give their bikes a new futuristic, and somewhat skeletal look. Designed to take a pounding both on and off the road, these motorcycle are built to be bumped, dumped, and (in safe and controlled circumstances) crashed. BRD wants their bikes to be ridden hard, not left languishing in a garage.
A telling glimpse into the company’s renegade mentality comes when they describe why they enjoy riding on a quieter motorcycle.
“We like the sound of a well-tuned, open-piped race bike too. But we ride to have fun, not to get noticed, and frankly we can get away with more, um, questionable behavior on a quiet bike. If revving your bike outside the local latte dispensary is your thing, this probably isn’t your bike. If 3am runs on empty city streets are your thing, you’ve come to the right place.”
These are our type of guys. To check out their site and sign up to pre-order one of their new RedShift models head over to www.faster-faster.com