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Energica becomes the motorcycle supplier for FIM Moto-E World Cup

Energica becomes the motorcycle supplier for FIM Moto-E World Cup

In the future, motorcycles will whiz past you on the tracks but you won’t hear a thing

Dorna Sports, S.L. is that commercial entity that holds the rights to conduct all MotoGP Championships and all forms of supersport and superbike racing held around the world. Now, this organization is prepping up for conducting races that will consist of electrically powered superbikes. The FIM Moto-E World Cup.

Drona has awarded the ’one make’contract to an Italian electric performance motorcycle manufacturer, Energica, after considering a Belgian company, Sarolea, and Lightning Motorcycles of the USA as contenders for the supplier.

The FIM Moto-e World Cup is becoming a reality in 2019 and will run on Energica Ego motorcycles.

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2018 Energica Eva EsseEsse9

2018 Energica Eva EsseEsse9

Now With Superfast Recharge Times

EV superbike-builder Energica hit the Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori in Milan this past weekend, and in addition to its existing models, the factory turned us on to its newest effort; the Eva EsseEsse9. Astute readers who are familiar with the brand will recognize the “Eva” moniker as belonging to one of the previously existing models, but this new variant goes in a slightly different temporal direction with its design. It brings 133 pound-feet of torque to the table as soon as you crack the “throttle” — or whatever we’re supposed to call the motor control — and 109 horsepower to move the all-electric ride. Naturally, that ain’t the end of the yummygoodness, so let’s check out what else Energica has done to try and further the EV cause with its latest opus.

Continue reading for my review of the Energica Eva EsseEsse9.

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Energica Boosts Performance For MY17 Models

Energica Boosts Performance For MY17 Models

Even More HP and Torque for Eva And Ego

Love ’em or hate ’em, the Euro 4 homologation rules are in effect and here to stay, and Energica Motor Company has joined the ranks of compliant manufacturers for the 2017 model year. Specs confirmed after the homologation see the Eva and Ego each have boosts in power and torque — almost a scary thing consider how badass these rides were before. Starting with the more tame stablemate, we have the Eva electric streetfighter that cranks out 108 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, a full seven pound-feet more. The full-on sportbike Ego sees a boost up to 145 ponies and 147 pounds o’ grunt up from 143 pounds. I would remind readers that as an electric bike, all that grunt is available just after you crack the “throttle,” and so these bikes are ridiculously quick.

Continue reading for more on Energica and Euro 4.

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2016 Energica Eva

2016 Energica Eva

Electric bikes are really coming along nicely and the market is responding in kind, evidenced by sales of Energica’s Ego outstripping production to the point that it reached “sold out” status just over halfway through the model year.

While the Ego and limited-production Ego45 are pure sex on two wheels, Energica designed the Eva as a more pragmatic, naked streetfighter meant to capitalize on the growing interest in minimalist/bare muscle bikes. This is an important move since it advances the cause and fosters the legitimacy of electric bikes in general by showing a selection of styles that smoker-bike riders will readily recognize.

Continue reading for my review of the Energica Eva.

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Energica Experiences Inventory Shortfall As Demand Outstrips Supply

Energica Experiences Inventory Shortfall As Demand Outstrips Supply

Energica, one of several burgeoning Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers around the world has a problem; it has managed to sell more units than it made, and in the first half of the year to boot. Granted it’s an enviable problem since it indicates a clear public interest in its products, but it’s a problem nonetheless.

To date, the Italy-based Energica has shortages on units sold in Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, England and The Netherlands, and the company is looking to expand into France, Belgium and Austria in the foreseeable future. One can hope the factory learned a lesson here and will bump up production to come closer to meeting demand.

Continue reading for more on the Energica dilemma.

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2016 Energica Ego

2016 Energica Ego

Welcome to our brave new world, where clean (green?) energy is finally emerging from under the corporate boot heels of big coal and oil interests. Technological leaps come quickly, and the various industries can scarcely keep up with the improvements as they scramble to take advantage of it. Recent advances in battery technology are giving rise to truly functional vehicular designs, and the 2016 Ego from Energica is an excellent example of just how viable electric bikes can be, at least as far as raw performance goes. In fact, this battery-powered adrenaline mill could give many dino-juice sportbikes a run for their money – as long as it was a short race, anyway.

Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Energica Ego.

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2016 Energica Ego45

2016 Energica Ego45

We live in a day and age where technological advancements abound, and it seems that nearly every week sees the release of something bigger-better-faster-smaller than before – by a significant margin. It is through this lens that I view the new, 2016 Ego45 from Energica. While I am unsure if the model name “Ego” means something in Italian, or if it’s a declaration of what the bike is meant to stroke, the end result is the same – this is one heck of a bike, electric or not!

Sure, there are a handful of other manufacturers making electric bikes, but in terms of performance and luxe features the Ego45 stands head and shoulders above the rest (so far). Any ambiguities in the name ends with the number “45,” as this is to be a numbered, limited-production model with only 45 scheduled to be built per special order. This adds an element of exclusivity to an otherwise already remarkable machine, and is sure to be a draw for riders who want that “little something extra.” Let’s take a look at what else you get with the Ego45, other than membership to a rather exclusive only-45-in-the-entire-world club.

Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Energica Ego45.

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First Wave Of Energica Bikes Arrive in Swiss Dealership

First Wave Of Energica Bikes Arrive in Swiss Dealership

Energica’s push to be a major player in the electric motorcycle industry took another huge step after announcing the delivery of the first batch of Ego motorcycles to the company’s official dealership in Switzerland. The Italian manufacturer’s Swiss dealership is E-performance, which is owned by Adrian von Büren.

Some of you may be familiar with Büren for his exploits in the Wave Trophy 2015, where he completed the 1,952-mile ride with the Ego. Büren received an Energica Ego Matte Pearl White and an Energica Ego Matte Black with a Corsa Kit for his efforts. Evidently, the partnership between Energica and E-performance is a match made in electric motorcycle heaven.

Swiss customers who are interested in purchasing the Ego now have a chance to do so, which is more than what other European markets can say at this point in time. But rest easy, anxious buyers in Europe and the US. Energiser’s expansion will cover a wide range of markets, including one in California with Hollywood Electrics. It’s still unclear when the bikes will arrive in Hollywood Electrics’ Los Angeles dealership, but the mere confirmation that it’s coming our way is enough

For now, though, our friends over in Switzerland will get dibs on the Ego. Be kind and gentle with your bragging, friend. We’ll get our hands on the Ego real soon, too.

Continue reading to read more about Energica’s entry into the Swiss market.

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Energica Strikes Dealership Deal With Hollywood Electrics

Energica Strikes Dealership Deal With Hollywood Electrics

Electric bike manufacturer Energica has buffered up its dealership presence in the Golden State after striking a partnership with Hollywood Electrics in Southern California, giving the latter access to sell the brand’s impressive lineup of electric sports bikes.

The move comes in the wake of the company receiving the "safety green light" from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), clearing the way for the Ego electric superbike to be legally sold in US territory.

It was only fitting that with Energica now legal to be sold in the US, the company would tap Hollywood Electrics, universally considered as the largest electric motorcycle dealership in the world, to help find the Ego bikes a treasure trove of new owners in the US.

This partnership is a match made in electric motorcycle heaven, largely due to the core tenets of both firms to help broaden the reach and influence of electric motorcycles. Production of the Ego superbike is going on as I speak and representatives of the Italian company have claimed that deliveries of the first wave of bikes are on schedule for this month, July 2015.

Energica is also in the process of securing separate dealership arrangements with prospective partners in Portugal and Germany, adding to the existing networks already put in place in other parts of Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

Continue reading to read more about Energica’s dealership deal with Hollywood Electrics.

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Energica Gets Approval From NHTSA, EPA

Energica Gets Approval From NHTSA, EPA

Energica was on the receiving end of great news when it found out that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency both gave the thumbs up for the Ego electric superbike to be legally sold on US territory.

The development is a major break for Energica, which has been working hard to get the bike up to the safety and environmental standards of both the NHTSA and the EPA. But with both organizations giving the Ego their respective approvals, Energica can now proceed to roll out the electric superbike as soon as the company can establish a dealership network to sell them.

It’s unclear what timetable Energica will be working on, but you get the sense that the company is now full steam ahead in getting a dealership network up-and-running after numerous delays in the past few years have stalled the Ego’s sales debut. Reports indicate that the first wave of bikes are expected to arrive in the US in the third quarter of 2015, but until Energica says anything definitive regarding the Ego’s long-awaited arrival in the US, it’s probably best to not expect it arriving anytime soon.

Once it does arrive, the Ego is expected to fetch a price of around $34,000, which is pretty expensive for a motorcycle of any kind. But Energica has been on record saying that the Ego and its naked cousin, the Eva, are high-performance bikes that will be offered to a specific clientele who has no objections about the price tags of these two bikes.

Continue reading to read more about the Energica Ego getting approvals from the NHTSA and EPA.

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Energica Tabs UBS To Help With Its Funding Issues

Energica Tabs UBS To Help With Its Funding Issues

I’ve always been a huge proponent of motorcycle companies thriving in the industry. That extends from the biggest brands like Yamaha and Kawasaki to niche manufacturers like Brammo and Energica. So it’s pretty nice to see a company like Energica finding some heavyweight help as it continues its search for funding.

After some negotiations, Energica has finally enlisted the help of UBS to become its sole financial advisor as it continues to search for funding for the company’s two electric bikes, the Ego and the Eva.

Some people might scoff at the thought of seeing an investment bank with the status of UBS go and help out a start-up brand like Energica, but I’m guessing that UBS saw a lot of potential in what Energica is trying to sell. That or it’s using Energica as a platform for a future business in the field. Either scenario makes some sense, but the important thing here now is that Energica has a reputable banking institution on its side in its quest for funding.

The specific details of the Energica-UBS partnership has yet to be disclosed, but if you’re Energica, this development is a good sign that you have a bank that can help convince investors to put some money in your business.

That’s always been one of the biggest problems of any start-up business and fortunately for Energica, it might get through that phase of financial uncertainty with some cash to spend.

I hope everything works out for Energica. It would be interesting to see the Ego and Eva bikes on the road, not to mention other new products it could develop in the future.

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2015 Energica Ego

2015 Energica Ego

The new Energica Ego will be available for orders in 2015, but the company has released a preproduction model which is pretty close to the final version.

The new sports motorcycle represents a step into the future of electric two wheelers and is packed with a comprehensive list of modern technologies.

On paper, the Energica Ego’s specs look pretty cool. At its heart lies a permanent magnet ac (pmac), oil cooled motor that cranks out 100 kW available from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and 195 Nm of electric torque available at its peak from 0 to 4700 rpm. The engine can propel you to a top speed of 240 kmph and is powered by a set of 11.7 kWh batteries which offer a range of 150 km at a constant speed of 80 km/h or 50 km at maximum speeds.

For the moment, we don’t have the exact price of the motorcycle, but we can expect it to be somewhere around the $23,000 mark, which is a pretty decent number.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2015 Energica Ego.

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