Will Energica ditch motorcycles altogether? Will they spinoff their bikes from everything else they’re up to, or perhaps downsize their machines to fit the popularity of the smaller-capacity industry?
While both options remain on the table (especially the small-capacity one), Energica isn’t going anywhere anytime soon – in fact, we have good reason to believe they’re going to continue to push the envelope in electric performance on two wheels.
According to the report, Energica’s working on a motor with power specs that will have their current lineup’s capabilities paling by comparison. It’ll be a tough thing to do, considering their range consists of 148 hp (171 peak hp) motors offered in their present Eva Ribelle, Ego and EsseEsse9 models…but what if they made a motor rated for a continuous 180hp?
That would mean a new heart capable of a crazy 200 peak ponies, if we go by the same 15.5% increase between continuous and peak rating, putting the bike on par with our favorite de-tuned monster hooner, the 2022 Kawasaki Z-H2.
“A document filed with the NHTSA this month explaining how to decode Energica’s VIN numbers hints at two additions to the firm’s range,” adds CycleWorld.
“One is that the Experia, which is a completely new platform for Energica, will spawn a second derivative. According to the document, the fourth letter in the VIN defines the model, with two new options appearing…the letter ‘F’ indicates the Experia, which we’ve seen, but Energica has also added a definition for the letter ‘G’ in the same spot, saying it relates to the Experia 2.”