The news comes hot on the heels of the California road debut of the company's second model, Eva – a naked streetfighter with a more upright riding position than its original (very quick) Ego. Piloted by actor Bill Levasseur, the introduction to the bike consisted of a tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco, with a special stop at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel.
The trip was made easier by the fact that Energica bikes have integrated level 2 fast charging. All told, the 450-mile tour included nine charging stops, averaging 23 minutes apiece. The team made sure to hit up all the expected destinations on their ride, including the famous Rock Store on Mulholland Highway, Alice's Restaurant on Skyline Blvd. in Woodside, and, of course, the photogenic Golden Gate bridge.
The trip was made easier by the fact that Energica bikes have integrated level 2 fast charging.
Revealed in production form late last year at EIMCA, Eva shares the same basic chassis and drivetrain components as its stablemate, but is a little softer in power output – offering 95 horsepower instead of the 136 ponies available with the Ego, and 125 pound-feet of torque, in place of 144. Top speed is set at 200 kph (124 miles per hour) and maximum range is said to be 200 km (124 miles) while in Eco mode. Energica tells AutoblogGreen the pricetag will read $34,000 once the store opens in July.
Though we haven't gotten our own mitts on the throttle just yet, from what we hear the experience is quite similar to the sportsbike, but perhaps just a tad less intimidating. You can check out some of its finer points in the video above, while the official press release awaits below.
The Energica Eva Cal 1 Tour has officially ended and as motorcycles production ramps up, the Italian manufacturer announces the very first flagship store opening in US, in San Francisco.
San Francisco – May 16th. The "California dream" tour of Energica Eva has come to a close. Bill Levasseur, the amazing rider of this adventure, crossed the beauties and the iconic places of the Californian territory, from Santa Monica, to Long Beach, from the Bixby Bridge to the Golden Gate, stopping at The Rock Store in Los Angeles and at Alice's Restaurant in San Francisco.
He rode 450 miles with 9 fast charging stops, taking 23 minutes average each. Thanks to the on board fast charge and the ChargePoint Network, Bill was able to enjoy an exciting and unconventional journey on the Energica Eva, without any range anxiety.
"It's such a joy to ride!", he said arriving in San Francisco. During the trip, Bill joined the Quail Ride riding in Laguna Seca track and stopped at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, the main Carmel motorcycle event. The electric heart of Energica Eva won everyone over!
The US experience of Energica continues as this summer the electric motorcycles maker will open its very first flagship store. Energica's store will open in San Francisco, at 53 Page Street and it will be the first Energica store in the world:
"We're very excited to open our first worldwide store in California, the homeland of electric vehicles." says Livia Cevolini, CEO Energica Motor Company S.p.A., "Customers will enjoy Energica motorcycles in a unique retail setting, and can count also on a Service point that will support them at any time after sales"
The opening of a global flagship store in San Francisco highlights its prominence in Energica's expansion plans worldwide.
Bill Levasseur, the #Cal1Tour Rider: actor, professional rider and veteran: he served for 5 years as the youngest F-16 Crew Chief in the USA Air Force during Desert Storm.
About Energica Motor Company S.p.A.
Energica Motor Company S.p.A. is the first Italian manufacturer of supersport electric motorcycles.
Energica electric motorcycles are the ultimate expression of Italian exclusivity, masterfully manufactured in the Italian Motor Valley in Modena, Italy. Energica Ego and Energica Eva are already on sales through the authorized importers around United States and Europe.