ENERGICA EVA RIBELLE INTRODUCED
Rory Jackson explores how this e-bike combines the efficiency for urban commuting with the performance for recreational use.
Rebel with two causes
Since its founding in 2014, the Energica Motor Company has sought to combine cuttingedge electrical engineering with designs that capture the ergonomics and aesthetics needed to thrive in the world of luxury motorbikes.
Based in Modena, in Italy’s Motor Valley, the company is a subsidiary of manufacturing services multinational CRP Group, which specialises in additive manufacturing and precision machining for motorsport and other sectors. That has given Energica access to expertise in materials science and racing technology, both of which have been leveraged across Energica’s many motorbike models.
But although high-power, aerodynamically designed motorbikes are typically associated with racing, Energica knows only too well that commuters and urban riders (in the consumer as well as commercial markets) stand to gain the most financially from switching away from IC engines to all-electric powertrains.
The knowledge and engineering expertise at its disposal have culminated in the Energica Eva Ribelle (meaning ‘Rebel’).
The Energica EVA Ribelle has the same linear 215 Nm (159 lb-ft) torque as the EGO+, the same 21.5 kWh long-range lithium-ion battery with up to 420 km (261 miles) of City range, the same suspension and performance options, and all the technological amenities. Not enough? You can opt for the “RS Version” for even more off-the-line, liter-bike beating velocity.
To convince even the most dubious IC skeptics, we’ve now introduced a new EMCE motor and inverter – reducing weight further still while upping to peak 126 kW (169 Hp), with up to 198 km (123 miles) in Highway range, plus of course, DC Fast Charging. EMCE is standard for both versions of the EVA Ribelle.