The Energica Eva is a naked version of the company's electric Ego bike. We dig it.
The exotic Italian company that has confidently been making news with its wild supersport bike the Ego has just released a new model to its small lineup. The 2015 Energica Eva is a streetfighter version of the Ego, with legit handlebars, repositioned pegs and fewer fairings. We dig it.
2015 Energica Eva
Let’s be honest, electric motocycles are still a niche market. Many serious buyers and reviewers look at them as afterthoughts and a pleasant, fun bike that you’d never seriously consider buying as your primary motorcycle. A second bike for the rich guy.
Luckily this won't always be the case; as technology advances electric bikes will start obtaining practical range and price... just not yet. Every advancement made, whether it be added range or even more technology at an even higher price, is a forward step towards making an electric bike seem like more of a practical purchase decision. So, while the new Energica Eva might be an expensive motorcycle impractical for your everyday commute, look at it as a step towards the more practical electric bike ending up in your garage soon.
The green streetfighter will luckily feature the same 136hp / 143 lbs-ft PMAC motor and 11.7 kWh battery pack as the Ego. It was displayed at EICMA 2014 alongside 3 Energica Ego configurations: Matte Pearl White, Matte Black and Energica Ego45 Carbon Look.
The Ego sport bike saw about 95 miles on a full charge, but the impressive thing was its ability to charge from empty to full in 30 minutes. That beats out any Zero Motrocycle, but the Ego also beats out Zero in price, retailing for $25,000 to $28,000. No word yet on the price of the naked bike, Streetfighter, but we'd hope for under $30,000 despite some estimates saying north of that.
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“We believe that the future is electric”, says Livia Cevolini, CEO Energica Motor Company according to the company's press release. “and that a winner on the track is also a champion on the open road. Our bikes are champions of sport, luxury, craftsmanship and innovation rooted in our expertise in engineering and driving performance.”
Luckily this is not another non-US unveiling as the news of the Eva was accompanied by the announcement of the very first Energica dealership, Newport Italian, in Newport Beach, California.