Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica, based in Modena, Italy, has announced the appointment of its first UK dealer, Moto Corsa limited, located in Salisbury. Energica produces three electric bikes in its range, the Ego sportsbike, the streetfighter styled Eva, and the limited edition Ego45.
Powered by a a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets, the Ego produces 100 kW (approximately 136 hp) from 4,900 to 10,500 rpm. This might not sound like much, but the torque from an electric motor is instantaneous, unlike conventional internal combustion engines driving a gearbox.
In this case, a torque figure of 195 Nm is quoted, from zero to 4,700 rpm. Compare this to the Kawasaki Ninja H2, which produces 156 Nm at 12,500 rpm. The 11.7 kWh battery is good for 1,200 charging cycles and takes approximately 3.5 hours to recharge to 100% capacity on AC power, while 30 minutes gets the battery to 85% on DC.
Range is said by Energica to be 150 km with an average speed of 80 km/h, and 190 to 200 km with an average speed of 60 km/h for street use. Range drops dramatically with a small increase in speed, only 50 km at 100 km/h, according to Energica’s website.
Moto Corsa will be Energica’s official importer for the UK, said an autoevolution report, but there is no word on UK pricing as yet. Energica quoted a 2014 price of between 22,000 to 25,000 euro (RM100K to RM115K) for the Ego on their website, while no price was disclosed for the naked Eva.
GALLERY: Energica Ego
GALLERY: Energica Eva