Posted Nov 22nd 2014 11:00AM
Meet Eva, the latest electric motorcycle from Energica, freshly revealed at the 100th edition of EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) in Milan. The Italian company has stripped its Ego, turning the bones of its superbike into a naked streetfighter. The result is an eye-catching creation designed to give riders a bit more control, but still capture their hearts.
There hasn't yet been much released in the way of technical details, though from what we understand, this iteration keeps the frame and 134-horsepower drivetrain of its track-friendly sibling, but trades in the front fairing for something a little more minimalistic. It also adds a set of wide upright handlebars and a two-up seat. The throttle map has been tampered with in an effort to extend the range from the 11.7-kWh battery pack and make all that power a bit more manageable.
While the Ego may be found in select dealerships in 2015 – the first in the US has been named as Newport Italian in Newport Beach, CA – Eva may only make her retail appearance in 2016 and is expected to wear a price tag slightly more modest than the US$34,000 ask of its stablemate. We'll certainly be seeing more of this urban-friendly machine over the coming months, but for now we'll have to content ourselves with the handful of shots in our gallery.