This summer Italian boutique electric motorcycle maker Energica went on a tour with its Ego superbike, touting it as a zero-emissions solution to powerful Japanese crotch rockets. While you still can’t quite buy a $25,000 Energica Ego, the company has grown its lineup to include a “naked” version with less flair called the Eva, reports Ride Apart.
While it makes due with less bodywork, the Eva shares the 3D-printed Ego’s 136 horsepower electric motor and 11.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This should allow it to travel the same 95 miles per charge, and if Energica includes the proprietary charging system, a full battery can be had in as little as 30 minutes. This summer the “Where Is My Ego?” tour gave riders their first taste of the Italian electric superbike, and our own Susanna Schick was given the chance to blast it down coast California for a brief amount of time. Suffice to say, she was impressed enough to call it a proper electric superbike.
In addition to the introduction of the Eva, Energica also announced the first participating U.S. dealership, Newport Italian in Newport Beach, California. While the company is still taking deposits, actual production isn’t likely to begin until 2015 at the soonest. But the Energica Ego and Eva have come farther than some ever thought possible, and despite their high promise, this pair of Italians is ready to deliver some electrifying performance.
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