Energica Eva – Italy’s 2nd Electric Motorcycle Coming Soon

08/01/2014 @ 8:17 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

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Just a couple weeks ago, we got to ride the Energica Ego, a bike that made quite an impression on us. Now it seems Energica is readying an encore to its first electric motorcycle, the Energica Eva. Details are light at the moment, though we know the Eva will debut at EICMA, and be based off the Ego’s platform.

A streetfighter to the Ego’s superbike format, we expect the Eva to come with the same 134hp PMAC motor and 11.7 kWh battery pack. With less fairings and a more upright riding position, the Energica Eva will go more head-to-head in form-factor to the Brammo Empulse R and Zero SR.

As such pricing will be key, and if they Energica Ego’s cost is any indication, the Energica Eva will certainly be on the higher-end of the price spectrum.

That might make things tough for would-be buyers, who would have to make tradeoffs between the Energica’s superior power, throttle, and fit-and-finish, and the Brammo and Zero’s lower price points.

With EICMA only a few more months away, and the Energica Eva to debut then, we should be getting more information soon. So, stay tuned.

Source: Energica

Comment:

  1. Wayne Catron says:

    Who buys these things? The range thus far on the electric bikes is horrid. I put around 10k on a year commuting and the idea of constantly having to think about cbarge status would get old quickly. We use an electric tug to tow aircraft workshop wonderfully but I rarely go farther than a few hundred yards and we are always looking at the charge and thinking about when to charge it – 5 hours . I dont see the practicality of an electric bike, I like the idea of the power though.

  2. Richard Gozinya says:

    @Wayne

    People who want electric motorcycles buy them. And the range works for them, for what they use them for. Otherwise they wouldn’t buy them, not that their sales numbers are impressive.

  3. protomech says:

    @Wayne:

    10k miles/year commuting for 150 days/year is 70 miles/day. That’s typically within the single-charge range of the middle-battery Zero S.

    IME after two years of riding electric, longer rides do take a bit of planning if close to the maximum range of the bike. Short rides – under 55 miles non-interstate for my 2012 bike, under 80 miles non-interstate for a 2013-2014 bike – rarely do, since the bike is usually starting from a full charge. As a bike commuter, fueling my gas bike took significantly more time and hassle (went a little out of my way to get ethanol-free gas, 1-2/week) than recharging the electric.

    Electric bikes are certainly poorly suited for longer rides, hundreds of miles on the weekend. These types of rides are possible to do on an electric with significant modifications, but even then charging limitations require significant accommodation in trip planning. I view it somewhat like touring on a enduro – technically possible, but more something a rider might do because they want a challenge rather than because it’s the most practical route.