The Same Power And Drive System As The Ego, But With More Thrills

Energica expands into naked-streetfighter territory with its all-electric Eva 107 that strikes a balance between the stripped-down Eva EsseEsse9 and the full-bodied Ego. The Eva 107 has the same power and drive system as the Ego, and as usual for this Italian marque, the Eva 107’s looks would fit right in with a crowd of comparable smoker-bikes. In addition to its performance, it also has an array of ride-quality and regenerative modes that let you dial in to suit the conditions and your personal taste.

  • 2019 Energica Eva 107
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Electric Motor
  • Top Speed:
    125 (governed) mph
  • Price:
    21656
  • Price:

2019 Energica Eva 107 Design

2019 Energica Eva 107
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Standing still, this bike has a very conventional look until you look closely at the cutouts in the cowling and notice the not-so-standard hardware beneath the skin.

Energica toes the naked-sportbike line with a pared-down look on the Eva 107 that is meant to appeal to the masses and to draw in even the non-electric crowd in a bid to help create a niche for itself. A chopped-down fender hugs the front wheel below a minimal, naked-style headlight housing with a well-vented clear windscreen up top to steer the wind over your head. A sportbike-like cowling and scoop sets the tone around what would be the engine compartment, you know, if it had an internal combustion engine. That leaves it with a very inconspicuous look sure to ease the transition into EV biking for potential dino-bike customers who are still on the fence. Sure, if you look closely at the cutouts you can clearly see that something is different about this machine, but exactly what is hard to determine until you get right up on it.

Behind the glass, a 4.3-inch, color TFT display handles the instrumentation with a low-energy Bluetooth device and GPS receiver to round out the interface. Short risers and a low bar pull you into a relatively aggressive riding position that, like so many other details on this machine, strikes a balance between the pullbacks on the EsseEsse9 and the Ego’s clip-ons.

Though the faux fuel tank is a lie, it cleaves to convention with the same look and shape as an actual fuel reservoir. This presents a similar flyline to that of conventional machines, complete with a flange that forms the expected knee pockets as it wanes to meet the narrow waist. A deep-scoop seat pulls you down into the machine while the p-pad rises like a perch to form a butt-stop for the pilot. A mudguard-style extension mounts the tag and rear blinkers while the underside of the subframe and a swingarm-mount hugger handle the actual spray control. Like I said; standing still, this bike has a very conventional look until you look closely at the cutouts in the cowling and notice the not-so-standard hardware beneath the skin.

2019 Energica Eva 107 Chassis

2019 Energica Eva 107
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The center of gravity is very high, and takes a bit to get used to so you have to muscle it a bit in the corners.

The body panels leave much of the steel-tube Trellis frame visible. The factory capitalizes on the industrial look with bright red paint that makes the frame stand out from the rest of the machine in stark relief. Welded steel makes up the main structure, but the factory opted for a cast-aluminum swingarm to complete the standing structure.

Up front, a set of 43 mm Marzocchi forks deliver the full trinity of adjustments, and a Bitubo monoshock dampens the rear wheel motion with adjustable preload and rebound-damping values. Bosch ABS oversees the operation of the brakes, and it’s switchable, so you can take it or leave it as you please.

Dual four-pot Brembo anchors bite 300 mm discs in the front, and a twin-piston caliper binds a rear 240 mm disc to finish off the brakeage. Symmetrical, 17-inch cast-aluminum rims mount Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso III hoops with a 120/70 front and a 180/55 rear to round out the rolling chassis. Oh! And of course, they come with a ZR rating that will handle whatever you can throw at it.

Frame: Steel Tubular Trellis
Swingarm: Cast Aluminum
Front Suspension: Marzocchi Ø43 mm, Adjustable Rebound and Compression Damping, Spring Preload
Rear Mono: Bitubo Rear Mono Shock Adjustable Rebound, Spring Preload
Chain: (16/44) 525 O-Ring Chain
ABS: Bosch Switchable
Front Brake: Brembo, Double Floating Discs, Ø330 mm, 4 Pistons Radial Caliper
Rear Brake: Brembo, Single Disc, Ø240 mm, 2 Pistons Caliper
Wheels: Cast Aluminum: front 3.5” x 17” / rear 5.5” x 17”
Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III – front 120/70 ZR17 / rear 180/55 ZR17

2019 Energica Eva 107 Drivetrain

2019 Energica Eva 107
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The electric motor churns out a stout 145 horsepower with a torquey 148 pound-feet of grunt that is available as soon as you twist the right grip.

Naturally, the drive system is the real selling point here. The electric motor churns out a stout 145 horsepower with a torquey 148 pound-feet of grunt that is available as soon as you twist the right grip; no need to wind it up to develop the power. It’s a direct-drive system shunning the gearbox that some EV bikes carry, but it isn’t straight-up vanilla as the system has a Park Assistant feature that’ll creep around the parking lot in both forward and reverse at a controllable 1.74 mph.

As for speed, who knows how fast it’s capable of going; the factory has it governed at 125 mph max in Sport mode, and that should be enough for anyone using public roads. You can dial in the power delivery with the four Riding Modes, and you can also tweak the regenerative braking with a trio of settings plus “Off.”

As for power storage, a 13.4 kWh lithium-polymer battery takes care of business, though Energica is keeping the range figures close to the vest right along with the charge times for the on-board 3 kW charger. The 24 kW mode 4 charger will slam an 85-percent fast charge into the battery in a remarkably short 20 minutes, while the mode-2 or -3 charge will deliver a 100-percent charge in 3.5 hours.

According to the factory, the battery has a service life of around 31,000 miles, and it comes with a Long Period Rest feature that helps keep the batteries balanced during extended storage times like you have in areas with seasonal riding.

Motor: Permanent Magnet AC, Oil Cooled
Torque: 148 lb-ft
Power: Max power 107 kW / 145 Hp, Continuous power 107 kW / 145 Hp
Capacity: Max capacity 13.4 kWh – lithium polymer / Nominal capacity 11.7 kWh – lithium polymer
Life: 1200 Cycles @ 80% Capacity (100% DOD)
Recharge: 20 min (0-85% Soc) Mode 4 24 kW DC CCS Combo Fast Charge / 3.5 h (0-100% Soc) Mode 2 or 3 Charge
Battery Charger: Onboard, [110-220]V [50-60]Hz, 3 kW. Conforms to Standards SAE J1772 and IEC 62196-2 with pilot signal for charging station interface
Riding Modes: 4 Riding Modes: Eco, Urban, Rain, Sport / 4 Regenerative Maps: Low, Medium, High, Off
Park Assistant: Back and Forth (1.74 mph Max Speed)
LPR Function: Long Period Rest: allows the maintenance and automatic balancing of the batteries during long period of non-use
Vehicle Control Unit: A Vehicle Control Unit implementing a multi-map adaptive energy and power management algorithm manages the vehicle. It constantly monitors batteries, even in key off position

2019 Energica Eva 107 Pricing

2019 Energica Eva 107
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MSRP starts at $21.6k and comes in white or dark gray for 2019.

For 2019, you can score an Eva 107 in Lunar White or Titan Gray with a bright red frame for $21,656 MSRP, and it comes with a three-year warranty on the machine. Too bad those are the only colors on the palette; but it is what it is, and custom painter’s kids need to eat too.

Warranty: 3 years on vehicle / 31.000 miles on battery
Connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy
Dashboard: 4.3” WQYGA 480×272 TFT Color Display with internal memory for datalogging, integrated GPS receiver and Bluetooth communication 16.7 million colors; 9 Warning Lights; 6 + 6 Current Consumption Lights; Ambient Light Sensor; Real Time Clock; GPS 10Hz. Possibility to view the closest charging stations when connected to MYEnergica App.
Colors: Lunar White, Titan Grey
Price: 21,656

2019 Energica Eva 107 Competitors

2019 Energica Eva 107
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2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire
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Unlike the Eva 107, Harley-Davidson makes no pretenses as to the LiveWire's nature, and rather than camouflaging the fact that it's an EV, the MoCo owns it.

The EV bike field is ever-widening, and we’re close enough to the August 2019 release of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire to use it in this head-to-head, so let’s get to it. Unlike the Eva 107, Harley-Davidson makes no pretenses as to the LiveWire’s nature, and rather than camouflaging the fact that it’s an EV, the MoCo owns it and lets the drive dictate design. Sure, the flyline is almost like a naked smoker, but the machine quickly gives itself away as something other than the usual fare. It certainly is a sharp departure for the factory, unless you count the abortive Buell experiment, but this is the look that will bring in a new generation and type of rider; at least that’s the hope.

The power storage and drive unit are plainly visible, as is the perimeter-style frame; in fact, there is little left to the imagination as the LiveWire spares no weight on superfluous body panels. Showa suspension components deliver a fully-adjustable ride to gain a slight edge over the Eva 107, but Harley breaks even in the instrumentation with its 4.3-inch TFT screen that adds a music feature the Energica lacks.

H-D delivers a tiered charging system that charges at a rate of 13 miles of range per hour at the bottom, and at the top level, will slam a whopping 192 miles of range per hour. Harley claims a total of 140 miles per charge in the city with 88 miles per charge in mixed riding with a 0-to-60 time of only three seconds. The LiveWire will roll for $29,799, and that’s quite a leap from the Eva 107 and is unlikely to do it any favors in the current market. I have to question Harley’s pricing on this, cause the factory is trying to reach a buyer base that likely does not already have some brand loyalty built in.

He Said

“I’m torn on this model. Sure, it delivers plenty of power and fun while it blends in with the crowd, but why the stealth? Whether it’s to sugarcoat the electric nature of the bike, or to camouflage it, there’s no doubt that the factory went to great lengths to build something that won’t necessarily stick out like a sore thumb. Looks aside; you’d better respect the performance.”

She Said

My wife and fellow motorcycle writer, Allyn Hinton, says, “If the Ego is the beast, then the Eva 107 is a smaller, tamer, more cuddly beastette. It’s worth a note that you can upgrade your Eva 107 from the Marzocchi/Bitubo suspension to Öhlins forks and rear shock for an additional $3.3k. The center of gravity is very high, and takes a bit to get used to so you have to muscle it a bit in the corners. Acceleration is awesome and a bit exciting in Sport mode. The Ego is the beast of the two, but the Eva 107 gives a more thrilling ride, in my opinion. I love it, but, as with all electric bikes, I’m concerned about the lack of sound. Drivers do hear you coming, but not from as far away, so you kinda surprise people just as you get to them.”

2019 Energica Eva 107 Specifications

Motor & Charging:
Motor: Permanent Magnet AC, Oil Cooled
Torque: 148 ft lb
Power: Max power 107 kW / 145 Hp, Continuous power 107 kW / 145 Hp
Capacity: Max capacity 13.4 kWh – lithium polymer / Nominal capacity 11.7 kWh – lithium polymer
Life: 1200 Cycles @ 80% Capacity (100% DOD)
Recharge: 20 min (0-85% Soc) Mode 4 24 kW DC CCS Combo Fast Charge / 3.5 h (0-100% Soc) Mode 2 or 3 Charge
Battery Charger: Onboard, [110-220]V [50-60]Hz, 3 kW. Conforms to Standards SAE J1772 and IEC 62196-2 with pilot signal for charging station interface
Riding Modes: 4 Riding Modes: Eco, Urban, Rain, Sport / 4 Regenerative Maps: Low, Medium, High, Off
Park Assistant: Back and Forth (1.74 mph Max Speed)
LPR Function: Long Period Rest: allows the maintenance and automatic balancing of the batteries during long period of non-use
Vehicle Control Unit: A Vehicle Control Unit implementing a multi-map adaptive energy and power management algorithm manages the vehicle. It constantly monitors batteries, even in key off position
Chassis:
Frame: Steel Tubular Trellis
Swingarm: Cast Aluminum
Front Suspension: Marzocchi Ø43 mm, Adjustable Rebound and Compression Damping, Spring Preload
Rear Mono: Bitubo Rear Mono Shock Adjustable Rebound, Spring Preload
Chain: (16/44) 525 O-Ring Chain
ABS: Bosch Switchable
Front Brake: Brembo, Double Floating Discs, Ø330 mm, 4 Pistons Radial Caliper
Rear Brake: Brembo, Single Disc, Ø240 mm, 2 Pistons Caliper
Wheels: Cast Aluminum: front 3.5” x 17” / rear 5.5” x 17”
Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III – front 120/70 ZR17 / rear 180/55 ZR17
Dimensions & Capacities:
Seat Height: 31.3 inches
Wheelbase: 58.9 inches
Length: 84.2 inches
Width: 34.3 inches
Height: 42.7 inches (mirrors/windshield not included)
Max Speed: 125 mph in Sport mode (limited)
Details:
Warranty: 3 years on vehicle / 31.000 miles on battery
Connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy
Dashboard: 4.3” WQYGA 480×272 TFT Color Display with internal memory for datalogging, integrated GPS receiver and Bluetooth communication 16.7 million colors; 9 Warning Lights; 6 + 6 Current Consumption Lights; Ambient Light Sensor; Real Time Clock; GPS 10Hz. Possibility to view the closest charging stations when connected to MYEnergica App.
Colors: Lunar White, Titan Grey
Price: 21,656

Further Reading

Harley-Davidson LiveWire

2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire
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See our review of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

Energica Ego

2019 Energica Ego
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See our review of the Energica Ego.

Energica Eva EsseEsse9

2018 - 2019 Energica Eva EsseEsse9
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See our review of the Energica Eva EsseEsse9.

Energica

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