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Energica the “Tesla” of Electric Motorcycle

Italian start-up Energica is proving there is a market for high end electric bikes — if they have the performance to match. According to a press release from the company, it has completely sold out its entire stock and is racing to catch up with demand.

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The company currently has dealers in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, England, Spain, and Portugal. It recently opened a splashy new showroom near the Mission District in San Francisco and is negotiating for space in the heart of Paris.

The green heart of the electric sportbike is a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets. It has 100kW (136 hp c.ca) of instantaneous power reaching from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and a torque of 195 Nm ranging from 0 rpm to 4700 rpm.

Energica Ego accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds to reach a top speed of 150 mph with a vigorous thrust that does not make you miss the drops in the engine speed by the constant shifting of the classic internal combustion engines – making the electric superbike faster than a 600 supersport.

Energica offers its electric motorcycle in two styles, both priced from $34,995. The Ego is a full dress sport bike for the street while its latest offering — the Eva — is more of a “naked” sports bike with its frame and internals exposed to view. If it went off road once in a while, it wouldn;t mind. Both offer blistering performance. The Energica philosophy is to offer riders an electric motorcycle that demands no compromises. Each has a claimed 90 mile range, which is competitive with how far a typical gasoline powered bike can go without refueling. – Gas2.org

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