Italian electric motorcycle company Energica has unveiled their 2019 models including the new MotoE inspired Ego Sport Black graphic at Intermot.
The move follows Energica releasing the Eva EsseEsse9 during 2018, while also becoming involved in the MotoE project, an electric motorcycle series announced by the FIM and set to kick off in 2019, with the series to support MotoGP at five of the European circuits.
Energica has been chosen as the single manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, and their Energica Ego Corsa, the race machine they’ve tested at demo laps at MotoGP throughout the year, was also present at Intermot.
The new graphic option – Ego Sport Black, which will be available alongside the Lunar White/Titan Gray and Red Passion/Titan Gray options, is based on the MotoE Ego Corsa, giving riders an opportunity to own the closest thing to the MotoE MotoGP machine.
Energica’s MY2019 range will also feature a host of updates and features, including a sophisticated traction control system with six levels of intervention, as well eABS and Bosch ABS.
Cruise control will also be standard, with the system using the electronic brake in order to maintain speed and optimise braking energy, along with a new Electronic Throttle Control system, ensuring more linear and precise control, with detection of throttle rotations below 0.01°.
Heated grips are another feature, with four power levels accessible through the dash, while the Electric Beat headlight continues to provide a unique style point, while now also working as an indicator for charging progress.
The charging system itself has also been further optimised, and now charges 15% faster in ‘Fast Charge’ mode, while a silent charging mode has also been added thanks to improvements to the on-board charger. The charge can also be set to automatically stop at a specific level, which can be user set.
These 2019 updates join the existing Fast Charge, TFT 4.3” display, four engine modes, and four regenerative brake maps, as well as Park Assistant, while a USB port will be included on the Eva, Eva 107 and Eva EsseEsse9 models, with an option on the Ego models.
Energica Ego models
The Energica Ego models boast a 0-60mph (100km/h) time of three seconds, with a top speed of 240km/h.
A Vehicle Control Unit also manages the bike’s controllers, battery, inverter, charger and ABS, all in a single unit, with a multi-map adaptive power management algorithm, which monitors thrust and throttle position 100 times a second.
A neutral position between acceleration and ‘regeneration’ offers a coasting ability, with Park Assist offering extremely limited power, speed and torque for low speed maneurvering.
Brembo brakes are backed by Bosch ABS, including rear wheel lift mitigation. A COBO TFT 4.3in TFT display is joined by Bluetooth technology to pair with a smartphone or tablet, with UMTS long range technology being developed.
Energica models are supported by a European sales network, with the brand expanding into the United States including California, Texas, North Carolina, Florida and New York, as well as Jordan, with new import agreements with the South African and Gulf regions. However, as of yet there are currently no authorised dealers in Australia.
Livia Cevolini – CEO Energica Motor Company
“Being chosen as single manufacturer for the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup is for us the consecration of our product as unquestioned point of reference at a global level for the high- performance electric motorcycle sector. It is confirmation of a job well done. Energica has in itself a unique duality: freshness, enthusiasm and the passion of a young team on one hand, and hard-won consolidated managerial experience on the other hand, thanks to CRP Group, a pioneer in international motorsport and a center of high-tech excellence since 1970.”
MotoE Ego Corsa
The Ego Corsa race bike uses a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets, which offers up to 120kW and 200Nm of torque for a top speed of up to 270km/h, with peak torque delivered from 0 to 5000rpm.
The Ego Corsa doesn’t use a clutch or gearbox, and uses a ride-by-wire system to control the regenerative torque or engine braking.
The 2019 Ego Corsa prototype also features a number of updates following tests at the French GP, with revised suspension, new brakes and ratios, while a new race spec battery offers 50% more power in a smaller and lighter package.
A new fairing design is also undergoing testing, with improved aerodynamic effeciency.
Energica Ego Corsa Specifications
Motor – Permanent Magnet AC, Oil Cooled
Max Speed – Up to 270km/h – (168 mph)
Power – Approx 120 kW
Torque – 200 Nm from 0 to 5000 rpm
Battery – High Voltage Lithium Ion- Battery pack: approx. 20 kWh
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