These electric dirt bikes are equipped with six-speed gearboxes to make them faster and more powerful
By Wesley SilerPosted 05.04.2011 at 11:29 am 5 Comments
When they go on-sale at some point in the next year or so, the Brammo Engage and Encite dirt bikes will be the first production electric motorcycles ever fitted with a gearbox. The six-speed unit, mated to the electric motor and sitting beneath the battery packs, works just like it does on gas-powered counterparts — pull in the clutch with your left hand, click down into first with your left foot, feed the clutch out and you'll pull away. Just here, you'll do that silently.