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Jackie Chan pens deal with electric motorcycle maker

Brammo Inc., maker of electric motorcycles, announced it has formed a partnership with JCAM Advanced Mobility Company Ltd., the Hong Kong-based electric vehicle distribution company cofounded by cultural icon Jackie Chan.

Hong Kong actor, filmmaker, and martial artist Jackie Chan has teamed up with Ashland, Oregon-based Brammo Inc., maker of electric motorcycles.

Brammo's first product is the Enertia, a fully electric motorcycle that became available in select Best Buy stores in August 2009. It has a top speed of over 60 miles per hour (95 km/h), a range of 42 miles (68 kilometers), and a charging time of about 4 hours.The Enertia sells for $7,995.

The deal will have Jackie Chan's company, JCAM Advanced Mobility Company Ltd., sell the Brammo electric motorcycle product line in Hong Kong and Singapore. JCAM is in business to identify, qualify, and market zero-emissions products.

"When I first saw early pictures of the Enertia I really liked it," Chan said in a news release. "Now that it is here, I love it! From the very beginning I knew this was going to be something really special."