The Italian electric motorcycle maker Energica is setting up shop in San Francisco, and shows off its latest bike with California tour.
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The Energica Ego electric motorcycle from Italy has just finished jumping through all the NHTSA and EPA hoops necessary to make it available to US consumers. It has also just faced down a handful of high-performance competitors in an informal set of drag races. You can see how well it stacks up against some formidable performers in the following video.