Well we now know it moves, and that is a step in the right direction. I have the newsletter which I assume is just the press release below. Really they have been showing it off a bit in Italy a bit, crowing about anti-lock brakes which are going to be required in the EU soon anyway. The price is still €18,000, but now you won’t get it until 2015. It still figures to be a bargain with 2.5 times the power of a Brammo Empulse or 2013 Zero S and only 20kW down from the Mission R at 100 Italian kilo-Watts. Don’t forget it has an 11.7kWh pack (confirmed nominal) and now anti lock brakes as well for $23,900 USD in today’s money according to Google. That’s $9,000 less than barest bones Mission R before tax rebates. I say that, and we don’t know just what the Energica will sell for over here after importing it. Still, you have to admit it’s a good deal if you have or can get the money. It sits nicely between the Empulse and Mission price wise adding to peoples options.
If you want to know more Motorcycle.com did a write up about CRP and what was new. Turns out the biggest news a few months ago was the personnel they have brought on. Read their article here.
Here’s the press release:
Energica: on the track for the first time!
An exclusive preview of the first Italian electric superbike on Modena Racetrack!
Energica & eCRP 1.4 were the extraordinary guests of the first edition of “Z.ero E.mission V.ehicle & Press ecoRace”.
Zev Day was an Italian event organized by Modena Racetrack in collaboration with Renault Italy dedicated to sustainable mobility.
The CRP Group decided to surprise all the participants showing Energica in an exclusive track tour along Modena Racetrack!
The first Italian superbike, ridden by Giampiero Testoni, Chief Engineer Energica, has covered 3 extraordinary laps side by side with the eCRP 1.4, the electric racebike 2011 Vice World Championship.
It was an unique experience for all those people who attended the first lap of Energica, the CRP international, sustainable project with high performance. Here you can find a video preview: Energica on the track!
The whole audience was astonished at its passage!
This “proudly made-in-Modena” supersport electric streetbike is a mixture of technology and innovation that make it a good option to traditional vehicle indeed.
Energica, officially presented at Eicma 2012, will integrate the ABS system since the first release, an added value for the customer’s safety with one year ahead of EU mandatory:
Energica will be available for purchase worldwide in 2015. Reservations are open on the website.
The first Italian superbike with its performances, unique in its kind and with its high technology (Windform and 3D Printing) with which it was designed, was included in the 2013 – Year of Italian Culture in the United States – Italy in US.
In the end, this year, Energica, join the 1.618 Sustanaible Luxury Guide, the world’s first sustainable luxury online guide as the one and only electric motorcycle in the guide.
Join Energica’s World!!