Energica got our attention this weekend when it announced the Energica Experia Green Tourer. What’s that, you say, an electric touring bike? Yes, and here’s what Giampiero Testoni, CTO Energica Motor Company, has to say about it:
“We have focused on the real-world needs of motorcycle riders worldwide, creating an ex novo state-of-the art engineering platform. We melded high-tech electric mobility with the roaming spirit of the motorcycle traveler. The intention was to create the first electric motorcycle created specifically for long-distance bike lovers.”
Meeting this goal required some big changes. Both the motor and battery are brand new. Battery has increase to 22.5 kWh maximum, and the motor puts out 101 peak hp and 85 lb-ft of peak torque – all to propel a claimed 573 lb. In addition to Level 1 and 2 capability, 80% charging in just 40 minutes is possible with the standard Level 3 DC Fast Charging, which Energica claims is the first bike with all three changing modes as standard equipment.
We know you’re interested in the Experia’s range, as are we. Energica claims that it has “the longest range of any electric motorcycle, regardless of speed: from 246 km (153 miles) combined to 420 km (261 miles) in urban areas.”
Cargo carrying capacity is said to be a generous 112 liters combined among the hard bags and trunk.
When can we get a chance to throw a leg over one of these intriguing bikes to see how it does, we will be sure to let you know all about it. Read the full press release below.
Energica unveils Experia: new electric Green Tourer
Energica Motor Company S.p.A., the Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles based in Modena, Italy has just unveiled a new 0-emission green tourer model during the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup races at Mugello this weekend.
Modena, Italy – Saturday May 28
EXPERIA- Born to be wind
During these over 10 years of full-electric focus, Energica technical team has been capable to create a brand-new sustainable branch inside the Italian Motor Valley: the Electric Valley proudly made in Energica.
From racing to the road, Energica has grinded thousands of km/miles, gathering the experience for the first line-up still on the market. Now the focus of the Italian company adds a new element: the electric wanderlust.
Here comes Experia, a brand-new motorcycle designed and built to enhance the pure electric motorcycle riding experience
“We have focused on the real-world needs of motorcycle riders worldwide, creating an ex novo state-of-the art engineering platform.” Said Giampiero Testoni, CTO Energica Motor Company.
“We melded high-tech electric mobility with the roaming spirit of the motorcycle traveler. The intention was to create the first electric motorcycle created specifically for long-distance bike lovers.”
EXPERIA: the new horizon of the Italian electric expertise
Hesperia was the name given by the ancient Greeks for the unspoiled lands beyond the Western horizon of the then-known world. That spirit of exploration can now be indulged by any rider who wishes to travel to the ends of our now-known world in an environmentally-friendly way.
EXPERIA denotes the deep expertise Energica has acquired during a decade of racing, design and manufacturing in the field of electric technology.
Energica Green Tourer Platform
Energica Experia is the first model release as part of a new second generation “Energica Green Tourer” technological platform.
Innovations include a reengineered EMCE electric motor, revised battery chemistry, and new frame and chassis design, all intended to reduce weight and vastly improve balance and rideability. The result in the Energica Experia is an electric green tourer bike integrally designed and built for that purpose from the ground up.
The motorcycle delivers on the essential promise of comfort and endurance yet is the nimblest and most maneuverable machine Energica has ever made.
“It is the Company’s intention to spread these technological innovations across a family of other electric motorcycles”, says Giampiero Testoni, Energica Motor Company CTO, “and additionally incorporate elements of these in Energica Inside, the recently launched business unit of Energica Motor Company S.p.A. dedicated to the development and production of powertrains, batteries and technology across numerous disciplines and applications.”
PURPOSE-DRIVEN PERFORMANCE: a new High-Tech platform.
The Experia motor and battery are both brand new. Battery capacity has increased, yet has a lower weight, plus a centralized, lower center of gravity allows for better low-speed rideability. Experia enjoys the largest battery capacity of any electric motorcycle at 22.5 kWh maximum (19.6 kWh nominal) that can be charged from 0-80% in just 40 minutes at a Level 3 / DC Fast Charger at a top rate of 24 kW. You can also use Level 2 (240V) and Level 1 (120V) charging at the office or for longer stops, or overnight at home for substantial savings over the cost of petrol. Energica is the only manufacturer to offer riders all three levels of charging.
The completely new designed PMASynRM motor EMCE (Synchronous Reluctance assisted by permanent magnets) is also lighter, with less mass, and is positioned lower than in our other models.
Peak power is 75 kW (101 HP), torque is 115 Nm (85 lb. ft.) and then the top speed for the Energica Experia is 180 km/h (112 mph) – perfect for everyday freeway riding.
Electric means no shifting or pulling in a clutch, no noise from exhaust, no heat and vibration by the reciprocating mass of an IC engine.
Energica Experia is intended for wholly immersive riding experience, allowing rider and passenger to fulfill the needs of long-distance, putting them in touch with nature on a sensory level.
Satisfy your long-distance wanderlust
This translates into the longest range of any electric motorcycle, regardless of speed: from 246 km (153 miles) combined to 420 km (261 miles) in urban areas. The engine counter-rotating, reduce total inertia of the motorcycle.
The Energica Experia fairing provides excellent weather and wind protection while remaining stylish and unobtrusive. New voluminous hard side panniers and top case with a total capacity of 112 liters will be included in the Launch Edition, designed for long-distance travel. The Launch Edition will also include bar ends and bolts in black ergal, heated handgrips and aluminum rims with red details.
Experia is equipped with two USB ports on the dash and two more in a waterproof large and lockable storage compartment. The accessories list will gradually grow and will cover all the needs of all customers who love green touring.
The bike can be ordered from the 1st of June 2022 at all Energica stores worldwide and will be available starting in autumn 2022. Pricing available on www.energicamotor.com