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Naked Italian electric motorcycle unveiled

Energica Eva naked electric motorcycle

Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica has produced a naked version of its Ego superbike.

The Eva electric streetfighter is slightly less powerful, but can be recharged to 80% capacity in 3.5 hours.

It’s still a long way from being palatable to a lot of buyers, but at least it sits in the growing category of naked bikes, rather than the diminishing superbike category.

The Eva prototype was unveiled at the 2014 EICMA and the production model is expected to cost about €25,000 when it is released in mid-2016.

It is driven by an oil-cooled permanent magnet AC motor producing 71kW of power compared with the Ego at 100kW and 170Nm of toque compared with 195Nm.Energica Eva naked electric motorcycle

Eva uses a single-speed transmission and chain final drive to deliver an electronically limited top speed of 200km/h.

The motor is powered by a 11.7kWh battery with 1200 charging cycles and takes 3.5 hours to recharge.

An integrated fast charge system will charge the battery to 80% in 30 minutes if plugged into a 60amp outlet.

It has Vehicle Control Unit to regulate the battery, inverter, charger, ABS and riding modes (Urban, Eco, Rain and Sport).

There are also four ways to map the regenerative braking (Low, Medium, High and Off).

Energica Eva naked electric motorcycle

It features a steel tubular trellis frame, Brembo brakes, fully adjustable Bitubo rear shocked Ohlins 43mm upside-down forks.