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EICMA: Energica Eva

Nov 11, 2014

You probably thought EICMA news was done, but while flipping through notes scribbled on the backs of coffee shop receipts and junk mail envelopes during the onslaught of news, we're now down to things you can't have but are really cool, anyway. Specifically: the Energica Eva.

After releasing the Ego sportbike last year, the little Italian company Energica is back with an electric super naked. The Eva uses the same permanent-magnet AC (PMAC) motor as its sportbike brother, which makes 136 horsepower and a whopping 143 foot-pounds of torque. It will also share the 11.7 kWh battery, which Energica claims has a 150-mile range in real-world riding conditions (though we hear it's more like 95).

Energica Eva
Energica Eva. Energica photo.

The Eva trades in clip-ons for more upright bars and a slightly different seat, but keeps those Bumblebee headlights.

If you're asking yourself why anyone would want to twist the throttle on a bike with that sort of a torque from a brand they've never heard of, fear not. Energica, while probably the least well known of the electric motorcycle brands, is no new start-up.

Energica is actually a sub brand of CRP, a specialty parts company whose primary function is to supply Formula One teams with rapidly prototyped advanced parts with insanely low tolerances. Their main clients are a little more well known, with names like Ferrari, Renault, and Red Bull. Their specialty is basically creating and delivering the highest quality and most custom spec'd parts in under a day.

CRP decided to diversify a bit and began looking at PMAC motors and controllers, the results of which spun up into the motorcycle brand, Energica. Needless to say, the proprietary components on the bike are of the highest quality. For the parts they didn't make from scratch, Energica turned to brands like Brembo, Marzocchi, Ohlins, and Marchesini.

Energica Eva
Energica Eva. Energica photo.

No one has had the chance to ride the Enerigica Eva yet but, if you're curious, you should read about Wes's experience with the Energica Ego from our old RideApart days.

No word yet on full specs or pricing, though we have to assume it will be in the neighborhood of its $35,000 brother. Hopefully, they managed to shave some of the 580-pound weight when they removed the fairing.