Brammo “Blow-Out” Sale (The Brammo Saga Continues)

AUG 11 2015 BY TDILLARD 13

We’re going to have to start a “Sale Cheat Sheet” if this keeps up.  Is a “Blow-Out Sale” more extreme than a “Fire Sale” or an “End of Season Sale”?  Apparently.  Via a post on the Brammo Owners Forum, we learned Brammo – mind you, not Polaris or Victory – sent out an email with the subject “This is your final opportunity to own a new 2014 Brammo Empulse R” advertising “blow-out pricing” through several dealers, and it’s extremely low pricing indeed, on a “small number of Brammo Empulse motorcycles”.  Here’s what the email had:

Model                Final Retail Price
2014 Empulse          $9,995
2014 Empulse R      $11,995
2013 Enertia Plus    $5,995

Via these dealers that still have some inventory:

Hollywood Electrics
901 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone:(323) 654-8271

Grand Canyon
10434 Higwhay 69, Mayer, AZ 86333
Phone:(928) 632-4009

Kustom Workz
5035 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043
Phone:(716) 651-0044

Synergy Motorworks
6810 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74145
Phone:(866) 782-0858

303 S 3rd St, Coopersburg, PA 18036
Phone:(610) 282-9300

…which begs so much speculation it’s hard to contain it.  How much inventory is left?  Is this “dealer protection”, Brammo-style?  Do they really have this much stuff unsold after the previous “Fire Sale”?  Why didn’t Victory just take the stock over, and why didn’t the announcement come from Victory?  Is this a result of some SEC agreement we’ll never hear the details of?  Is this dealer cost, or below dealer cost?  If it’s below, is there some protection for the dealers, or are they out of luck?  …or maybe it’s a token attempt to make things right with dealers that feel they’ve been dealt a raw deal?

The email added:

Polaris Industries acquired the Brammo motorcycle business in January of this year. As part of that acquisition Victory motorcycle dealers will provide parts and warranty coverage on Brammo motorcycles.

All Empulse motorcycles have a 5 year battery warranty.

Ah well…  the least we can do harken back to the days that our friend Shelina Moreda was the (awesome) spokes-rider for Brammo with the photo above, while we cogitate on the implications of this email.

Rolling stock in situ

Rolling stock in situ

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2014 Empulse R, Undercuts Victory’s forthcoming TT model by $9000.

If I did not already have an Empulse R, I would be buying one now!

Looks like they knocked off $7000 from the original MSRP. Still too much for me. I might pay $5995 for the Empulse.

What is the Federal tax credit for the Empulse?

Federal tax credit was 10% of the purchase price for motorcycles but unfortunately it has expired.

We won’t know whether the 10% EV motorcycle tax credit will be part of this year’s tax extensions package until Congress actually passes this year’s package. It was left out for 2014, but here we are half way through 2015 and the tax extension bill is still lingering in Congressional committees.

It will get passed eventually, but we won’t know if the EV credit will be included until they finally pass it.

Looks like they’re just cleaning out that in-store inventory. Good time to buy one if you’ve been thinking about it. The Victory branded ones are a lot more expensive.

For the record, the 2014 prices are exactly identical to the 2013 prices exactly 1 year ago.

2013 Empulse $9,995
2013 Empulse R $11,995

So these prices aren’t any better than the original “End of Summer” sale.

Apparently, we can call old Harley Davidsons of yore or those pesky Norton and Triumph Brit bikes,”BLAMMO bikes” for all the rods they threw through their engine blocks or valve springs or rings they exploded! 🙂

Just sayin’….


Take THAT you ancient-tech explode-and-bang, piston pumpers, you!

I’m not in the market for a bike, but if I were to buy a motorcycle, I would find these Brammos very enticing.

Regarding the 10% federal tax credit. It was not left out of last year’s tax bill, according to my accountant. Apparently the story in one news article around November of last year was incorrect. In fact, I received the credit this year for the purchase of my 2014 Zero S in February 2014. My credit came to over $2000, right off the top of my income tax return payment.

Very interesting. Heck, I even read through the actual bill that they passed, and I couldn’t find it. But if it worked, all the better!

I got the credit for the Zero S 11.4kwh that i purchased in September 2013. It was $1450 for the $14,500 i spent for the bike. How did you get over $2000? Did you spend that much for your 2014? Is it an SR model with the power tank? I didnt buy a Zero in 2014 or 2015 yet because Zero’s website and the website both show there was no federal tax credit for those years. I’m curious as to how you got $2k off your 2014 taxes?