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7/3/2012

Hell For Leather Magazine

"The BRD RedShift SM is absolutely terrifying, in all the right ways."

“So much power it’ll wheelie off the throttle at any speed.” If you’re anything like me, you’re a bit sick of the hyperbole that makers of electric motorcycles have been slinging for the last few years. There’s talk of instantaneous torque, practical ranges and performance on par with (small) ICE bikes, but the reality has only been overpriced products that are slow, massively overstate their real world ranges and are, well, just plain crappy. So when Marc, BRD’s CEO, started slinging... adjectives at this supermoto prototype prior to Sean and I riding it in Malibu, I was pretty skeptical. The thing is, he was absolutely right. The BRD RedShift SM is absolutely

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7/3/2012

10/3/2012

Wall Street Journal

"BRD aims to make electric racing bikes winners first, green second"

"The co-founder and chief executive of BRD Motorcycles, Marc Fenigstein, said the company wants to become a brand as strong as Porsche in its category."

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10/3/2012

12/4/2011

Asphalt&Rubber

"The BRD RedShift doesn't want to be the best electric for the job, it wants to be the best motorcycle of any kind for your needs."

"Where riding the KTM (you can insert virtually any ICE supermoto here by the way) was a workout both mentally and physically, the BRD RedShift SM prototype was utterly effortless." "Timed at over three seconds quicker on the BRD than the KTM (1:08-1:09 range for a personal Best Lap Time figure), the performance component certainly exists for the RedShift" "I have actually ridden the future of motorcycling…and I like it." "BRD’s package on the RedShift is so well-polished with its engineering and components, what you are left riding is a machine that when refined will satisfy your every craving, while opening up a whole new experience for riders."

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12/4/2011

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10/3/2012

VentureWire

"BRD raises cash to become the porsche of electric racing bikes"

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7/3/2012

Hell For Leather Magazine

"The BRD RedShift SM is absolutely terrifying, in all the right ways." "the first production-destined motorcycle to ever realize the full potential of electric motivation and, in doing so, demonstrate a clear superiority to its ICE predecessors."

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6/29/2012

Hell For Leather Magazine

"The chassis is razor sharp. The brakes require a delicate and gentle touch. The power is insane. It's the bike Zero should have built."

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6/5/2012

Motorcyclist

"Clean, Fast and Cheaper than Gas"

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5/12/2012

Technabob

"This new line of motorbikes looks great"

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4/27/2012

AskMen

"The Redshift Electric motorcross bike can lay a legitimate claim on kicking ass."

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4/24/2012

Gear Patrol

"Looks clean, plays dirty." "We envision it as the perfect urban to country getaway vehicle that also happens to make powerful statements in the areas of design, economics and performance."

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4/24/2012

Hypebeast

"Sure it's environmentally friendly, but that's hardly the point."

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4/23/2012

Fast Company Design

"How do you sell riders on electric motorcycles? Just sell riders on a faster motorcycle." Commenter: "<>Put a couple of these in the hands of some pro dirt riders to race on so we can see how they hold up against the 250s and 450s! "

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4/10/2012

Core77

Commenter " I'd rather get this bike than any of the other supermoto's out there."

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3/20/2012

Wired

"8/10" "Race ready" "Tron-worthy looks. Enough battery for a weekend of racing."

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3/15/2012

Asphalt&Rubber

Commenter: "Wow...this bike, and it's supermoto sibling, are just flat-out gorgeous.You guys really set the bar high as to what an electric motorcycle can and should be…all the componentry, fit and quality of a gas bike, without the cheap, funky and toyish looking aspects that plague the vast majority of current electric bikes."

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3/15/2012

Hell For Leather Magazine

Commenter: "That's a great looking motorcycle" "Stunning." "The future looks good" "It is going to make all the other electric offerings look like garage projects."

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3/15/2012

Engadget

"This electric motorcycle performs just as well as any race-ready four-stroke 250-cc gas-powered machine"

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2/29/2012

Motocross Action

"...the biggest news of the show."

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2/17/2012

Hell For Leather Magazine

Commenter: "I saw this thing in person at the Indy show. It has the most beautiful frame and sub frame I’ve seen in a long time. The best looking MX bike I’ve seen in a long time as well."

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2/14/2012

Autoblog Green

"we can't wait to see it tearing about in its natural element."

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2/13/2012

Asphalt&Rubber

Commenter: "Bike looks good, as it always has since day one."

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12/16/2011

Engadget Show

"Is it worth it? Yes."

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12/9/2011

Asphalt&Rubber

"The RedShift SM is already a very polished machine."

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12/8/2011

Hell For Leather Magazine

"Unlike Brammo or Zero electric models, the RedShift is fast" "200-hour maintenance intervals are far more attractive than oil every 5 hours, valve adjustments at 20 and a piston every 40." "Coming off the KTM 250 XC-F supermoto they had at the track for comparison, the BRD feels lighter and smaller even though it is neither. Nice trick." "On my second lap out, I matched my best time of 1:09 around Infineon’s kart track on the KTM. From there, I got faster"

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12/4/2011

Asphalt&Rubber

"the BRD RedShift doesn't want to be the best electric for the job, it wants to be the best motorcycle of any kind for your needs." "Where riding the KTM (you can insert virtually any ICE supermoto here by the way) was a workout both mentally and physically, the BRD RedShift SM prototype was utterly effortless." "Timed at over three seconds quicker on the BRD than the KTM (1:08-1:09 range for a personal Best Lap Time figure), the performance component certainly exists for the RedShift" "I have actually ridden the future of motorcycling…and I like it." "BRD’s package on the RedShift is so well-polished with its engineering and components, what you are left riding is a machine that when refined will satisfy your every craving, while opening up a whole new experience for riders."

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9/14/2011

Autodesk

"This type of seamless integration across component groups (e.g. chassis to drivetrain) is almost unheard of in the motorcycle business"

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9/3/2011

Hell For Leather Magazine

Commenter: "It's nice looking for any bike, let alone an electric."

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8/9/2011

Discovery Channel

"This eye-catching model from upstart BRD Motorcycles packs quite a punch."

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8/5/2011

Cycle World

"electric power starts to look like a competitive option."

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8/3/2011

EV World

"BRD is in the heart of what appears to be a rennaissance in American vehicle design and manufacturing."

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8/4/2011

NY Times

"The BRD machines will differ from their current all-electric competitors by offering more power, less weight and full-size chassis dimensions. The intent is to build electric motorcycles fully competitive with top-tier gas-engined machines, a tall order considering the high state of competition and development of conventional dirt and supermoto bikes."

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8/12/2011

NY Times

"BRD's Red Shift embodies some key aspects of the local riding ethos. It's urban-oriented, it's green, and it’s hyperlocal, designed and assembled right here in San Francisco."

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