CRP Introduces Online Reservation System for Energica Electric Sportbike Orders

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Italian electric motorcycle maker CRP has launched a new online reservation system, allowing customers to put down a deposit and order the upcoming Energica sportbike.

The CRP Energica is priced at €18,000 (US$23,270), and CRP is now reservations with deposits of €500 (US$646) online at Payments are refundable and are made through PayPal, making it easy for anyone with Internet access to put down a deposit for the CRP Energica.

Unveiled in prototype form at the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, the Energica is a product of CRP’s experience racing in TTXGP. Powered by a 100 kW PMAC electric motor, the Energica ciams a top speed of 136.7 mph with a range of 93 miles at an average speed of 43 mph. The battery has a nominal capacity of 11.7 kWh (13.2 kWh at full charge). CRP claims a full recharge time of three hours through a regular AC connection and an 80% charge in just 30 minutes on a direct current.

CRP tells Editor in Chief Kevin Duke the manufacturer is getting ready for a market launch in 2014 around the world including in the U.S.

“We are strongly interested in North America as it is a country that has the facilities for electric vehicles, such as northern Europe. Energica will be available for the US market in 2014,” CRP tells Duke.

[Source: CRP]

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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