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.
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