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The brake caliper setup is the same between the two bikes which consists of these awesome Brembos. 

 

The little black square button is the one which puts the bike in ‘go’ mode. I have medium sized hands and it was a bit of a reach with my thumb to get to it, but you only have to hit it once and you’re good to start riding. The bike goes into park/neutral/non-go/disabled throttle mode when the kick stand is put down. 

 

Brembo calipers are used of course! Pretty much everything that can be Italian is Italian on this bike with Pirelli tires, OZ Racing wheels, and Marzocchi forks (ah, reminds me of my mountain biking days). This bike was outfitted with the full carbon fiber bodywork package. 

 

The SS brake lines are neatly routed. You can see the bare carbon on the inside of the body panels. 

 

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Crousti
Croustilink
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 8:13 AM
These bikes usually have 2 downsides : price, and range. No mention of these here either ?
spdracerut
spdracerutlink
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 5:41 PM
USA website:
http://www.energicamotorusa.com/

Europe website parce que je sais tu habites a France :) Je pense!
http://www.energicamotor.com/

They aren't cheap.... but the cost of EV motorcycles will come down like it has for EV cars.

It should be noted the FIM MotoE World Cup race bike is basically the fully track modded Energica Ego:
https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/fim-motoe-world-cup-launch-energica-1002505/
Crousti
Croustilink
Friday, February 09, 2018 1:08 AM
Thanks :D I have no problem reading english though. I was asking about range because it seems makers are usually very optimistic about it. We have some EV here that claim tesla 3 range... and yet can do maybe 1/3 of it.
Petrol bikes already have low range, so i was interested to see what they can do IRL, not on a brochure ;)
spdracerut
spdracerutlink
Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:52 AM
I was only on a very short ride. Around 10km. In Eco mode which limits top speed to 70mph, the range can be 120 miles. In Sport mode, it's listed as 40 miles range. Looking at the picture of the dash on page 4, it shows 39mile range with 94% full battery. So with that all said, the range will highly depend on how your ride it and increasing the brake regen to maximum would probably be the best option for max range in city riding. For highway riding, probably turn it off completely to get max range so you're not accidentally braking when just breathing off the throttle. The battery capacity is 11.7kWh. Of importance with li-ion batteries, the degradation of capacity is highly dependent on how you use it; i.e. how far you discharge it and how fast you charge it (it gets hotter with faster charging). To maximize life, you want to keep the battery in a relatively narrow range of state of charge, like 40%-80%. According to the specs, this battery will maintain 80% of original capacity after 1200 cycles of use at 100% DOD (depth of discharge I believe). So pretty much if you abuse the battery, it'll still have 80% capacity after 1200 cycles. The biggest battery Zero motorcycles offers is 18kWh and they state a range of 188miles city, 89 miles hwy. So with the Energica's having 1/3rd less capacity, 100lbs+ more mass, bigger/wider tires, the range estimates for the Energica's seems right relative to the Zero motorcycles.
Samuel
Samuellink
Sunday, February 11, 2018 6:23 PM
Did you felt in danger while riding an electric motorcycle? Because a lot of people think loud pipes saves life! (I'm being sarcastic)
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