Energica Eva – Electrifyingly Naked

11/04/2014 @ 10:58 am, by Jensen Beeler20 COMMENTS

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Loyal readers will remember that we already tipped you off to the folks at Energica debuting at EIMCA a naked version of the Energica Ego electric superbike, and here is your first glimpse at what the Italians are calling the Energica Eva.

The Eva will share the same 136hp / 143 lbs•ft PMAC motor and 11.7 kWh battery pack as the Ego, though with a more upright and relaxed seating position.

As can be seen, the Eva is without fairings and sports a tall handlebar setup. The Ego’s projector headlights remain, though perhaps in a more palatable housing than on the Ego.

Energica is still testing the Eva platform, but range is expected to be improved over the Ego, likely because of different throttle maps. No word on price yet, though we imagine the Energica Eva will be close to the Ego’s $35,000 MSRP.

We were pretty impressed with the small Italian company’s efforts when we rode the Energica Evo earlier this year, as the machine showed refined technology and clever details. We would expect the same from the Eva electric streetfighter, though a diet from its 570 lbs bulk would be welcomed.

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Source: Energica

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  • Richard Gozinya

    Number 5 is alive!

  • Gerry

    No mention of the only facts of interest for new electric bikes: range and recharge time.

  • Gabe

    Can somebody explain why Energcia, with less range than the Zero with 50% more weight and double the price, gets so much ink? Especially when there are no US dealers and the company hasn’t yet built a single production bike?

  • It gets ink because it while it’s range is shorter than the Zero it’s performance specs of 0-60 time, top speed and performance handling are remarkable.

    And we have a dealer announced in Newport Italian in Newport Beach Ca. http://www.newportitalian.com/ and more dealers pending across the country. It’s also homologation world wide with delivery scheduled for Spring 2015. It tour the US in July giving demo ride on the 4 bikes including the Ego and Ego 45. And all told has 10 bikes running around the planet. But other than that it has done squat.

  • Richard Gozinya

    @Gabe

    The same question could be asked about Zero. They sell budget bikes at exotic prices, yet everyone’s expected to be impressed when they move from crappy suspension and brakes to adequate suspension and brakes? And then there’s that damn headlight that both Zero and Brammo use. Same exact headlight. That’s just flat out lazy. So why should Zero get so much ink?

  • Quoting recharge times is like claiming a fart in a stiff wind. Yeah you can do it, but it doesn’t really mean anything.

    You can only draw so much current from a household plug, whether it be 110V or 220V, and thus that’s your rate-limiter on recharge time — not the charger on-board.

    You have the best quick-charger on a bike or car, but it doesn’t mean squat if you don’t have the infrastructure to support it. Where are most riders going to “refuel” their electric bikes? At home.

  • K1200rider

    Love the styling. Actually looks like a bike that means business! Wish it had real world prices to go with it. I know.. I know… Small company with small volume.. Drives higher prices.. But seriously??

  • Gabe

    @Richard: Because Zero has actually been supplying motorcycles to consumers for the better part of a decade, has a dealer network, and provides good value for an electric vehicle if you break it down by performance/dollar.

    Zero’s S with the small battery has the range of a Nissan Leaf at 1/3rd the price. It’s $12,500 after a tax credit, which is hardly “exotic price”.

  • Richard Gozinya

    @Gabe

    The majority of their sales are fleet sales, to police departments around the world and the US military. If you know anything about fleet sales, you’ll realize that they have absolutely nothing to do with quality of product.

    And yeah, for a bike that is a budget standard, $12,500 is exotic prices. Especially since that’s their cheap bike. Even Ducati offers better deals than that.

  • Gabe

    Richard, compare apples to apples. Comparing an electric bike to an SVF650 or a Versys isn’t fair, unless those bikers also come with $5000 of pre-paid gas.

    And you don’t know the majority are fleet sales, unless you have access to the factory’s sales records.

  • Schyler

    I’m kinda bummed that with this bike’s look and name only one person gave an evangelion reference. 100 points to Richard Gozinya

  • froryde

    @ Gabe – I know for a fact that ALL of Zero’s sales in Hong Kong (all 57 of them) are to the HK Police.

    Brammo’s slightly better with aound 5~8 bikes sold to consumers and a handful (5~10) to the police. Police sales would have been much higher if it weren’t for some (suspected) political lobbying by the Zero dealer (which is a subsidiary of the local Honda distributor that has been supplying Honda police bike for yonkers).

  • paulus

    the future is electric…. and it is getting closer every minute.

  • mxs

    I would agree. I would just dispute “every minute” … every year, yes … and even that is pushing it a bit. Because so far, batteries are getting denser and drive trains deliver more power, but the recharging (locations and time) remains a huge problem which will not be easily overcome. Overnight charging at home is not a solution for most people in North America where bike is a toy, before it is anything else.

  • crshnbrn

    @ Gabe

    So you want to compare apples to apples? Just how much pre-paid electricity comes with an electric motorcycle? How much will it cost to replace the battery pack over the service life of an electric motorcycle?

  • Gabe

    @Crshnbrn

    Zero expects the life of the battery pack to be well over 200,000 miles, so replacement cost is zero (ha, ha). It costs about $.01 a mile to charge an electric vehicle and electricity prices are much more stable than gasoline prices, as rates are regulated by state governments.

  • crshnbrn

    ^ 200,000 miles? If true, that will work.

  • Gabe

    200,000 is for the small pack. The larger one is rated for over 300,000.

  • crshnbrn

    ^ 200,000 miles is adequate. The last time I reached that milestone on one bike, I retired it. I may not have 200,000 miles of riding left.

  • Westward

    Looks like an electric Street Triple…