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CRP Racing Unveil Energica E-Superbike at Italian Motorbike Show

by , 11/11/11
filed under: Green Transportation

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Electric superbikes enable bikers to travel the roads knowing they are both cool and environmentally friendly. While prototypes have been developed to break speed records, there still isn’t a commercial version available for the average consumer. However CRP Racing have unveiled a prototype e-superbike at the EICMA motorcycle show in Italy that could be hitting the roads in the near future.

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The Energica combines an all-electric powertrain with 100kW of power with a classic Italian-style two wheeler motorbike. All of this results in a e-superbike capable of speeds up to 220 km/h, 16kgm of torque, and 150km of range on a single charge.

CRP Racing have also pushed the boat out on the Energica’s design with OZ forged aluminum braking discs and a power train efficiency around 95 percent. The superbike also features front double caliper radial mounts, a single rear fixed caliper, digital multifunction LCD dashboard and LED headlights.

To quote the CRP Racing website: “With Energica the electric motorbike is no longer just an example of alternative sustainable mobility, but has become a true model of high technology and design on two wheels, capable of giving you the same unique sensations as the traditional models.”

The superbike has been priced at around US$20,000, with a $2,042 deposit required.

Click here to see the Energica Superbike in action.

+ CPR Racing

Via Engadget

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1 Comment

  1. Green Joy November 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    That’s an awesome design and it can quite possibly be the poster child for green technology providing the same power and feel without the environmental impact. And talk about that price. Wow!

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)

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