With the whole world largely on hold for the foreseeable future thanks to the Coronavirus, we finally have time to revisit some projects that have been sitting on the back burner. In this case, the Energica Ego Corsa MotoE racer. If you remember, I wrote some words about the bike and my experience riding it, but never got around to posting the video. Several reasons factor into this: the holidays, other projects, procrastination, and just life in general pushing the ball down the road one more day. But the big reason this video comes to you so late is the fact I wasn’t able to get as much footage as I would have liked.
It seems like forever ago now, but back in November 2019 I found myself in Valencia, Spain for the MotoGP season finale. The day after, Energica invited a select group of people to take a MotoE racer for a spin. The day was a large game of “hurry up and wait,” which is actually fairly common at these things. With the downtime I found myself with plenty of time to get my camera gear ready, but once it was time to ride everything moved quickly, including the seven-odd laps I got, before it was time to pack up and go back to the hotel for an early morning flight home.
My point is that I never got the opportunity to properly film my impressions and closing thoughts about the bike, and all this time since, I’ve been figuring out what to do. I couldn’t exactly grab one stateside and wax poetic about it, hence the reason this video is slightly different from past video reviews. Nonetheless, the Ego Corsa is a really interesting motorcycle to dissect, and though my time on it was limited, we felt it was still relevant to bring this video review to you – however late – because emerging technologies deserve the attention.
Does it help that the MotoGP schedule in 2020 has been thrown into a frenzy due to Coronavirus? In this case, yes! Whenever the MotoE schedule does resume, I think this will be a good reference point to see where the series heads in the future.