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BRD Motorcycles

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BRD is a new motorcycle company that currently builds only electric models. Its current lineup of models includes the Redshift model which is available in three versions namely the MX, SM, and PD.

The Redshift SM is a tough city motorcycle that promises to help you deal effortless with the daily traffic. Given the fact that it features a dirt-bike DNA, the Redshift SM is also pretty tough and reliable.

Its electric motor is powered by a 5.2 kWH battery and delivers a maximum power of 40 hp. This power is more than enough to propel you to a maximum speed of 85 mph. It is worth mentioning that the batteries can keep the bike running up to 50 miles.

You also get a pair of 17 inch wheels which are combined with front and rear fully adjustable suspensions.

Hit the jump for more information on the BRD Redshift SM.

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BRD Motorcycles is a relatively new company that was born in 2007 thanks to the efforts made by Derek Dorresteyn and Jeff Sand, who dreamed of building a new electric motorcycle that could be easier to ride and stronger than a regular gas bike.

The first motorcycle designed by BRD is named the RedShift and is available in three versions namely the MX, SM and PD.

The new Redshift MX was especially designed for the MX2/Lites class racing and is propelled by a 40 hp electric motor powered by a 5.2 kWh battery. The motorcycle has an estimated riding range of up to two hours and delivers a maximum speed of 80 mph.

As far as wheels are concerned, the BRD MX rides on 21" front ant 19 inch rear spoked rims wrapped in grippy off-road tires.

Hit the jump for more information on the new BRD MX.

Just like their four-wheeled counterparts, electric bikes are slowly entering the market, giving riders a far more ’efficient’ alternative than the gas-guzzling road mongers they’ve come to know over the years.

With the direction steering clearly towards an electric future, BRD is looking to get its foot in the door first with the new RedShift electric motocross prototype. Built using a two-piece monocoque chassis partly painted in a blue finish and contrasted by an orange battery pack, the pre-production RedShift is looking at becoming a trailblazer in its own right.

Looking at the bike, it’s obvious that there wasn’t a whole lot of bells and whistles that went in building the bike. It’s not bare and bones, but it’s not decked with trinkets either. The relative simplicity of the bike results in a weight of just 250 lbs, which already includes a 5.2-kWh battery that, according to BRD, should be enough to go for at least 50 miles on the road. The battery can produce 40 horsepower and when combined with its svelte frame, it’s more than capable of giving its traditional gas-powered counterparts a serious run for their money.

For their part, BRD is still in the process of undertaking further testing for the RedShift and all things considered, the company is hoping to release a more complete version of the electric bike at the 68th EICMA in Milan, Italy this November.

But the groundwork has been done so that’s the good thing. Let’s just hope that these guys can fine-tune everything before their day in the spotlight later this year.


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