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Energica could launch electric performance sportsbikes in India

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Electric two-wheeler manufacturer from Italy, Energica is considering to introduce their high performance motorcycles in India. May be in 2020-21, Energica could showcase their electric bikes to our market. The brand is keen on having their products sold in the Asian markets such as India, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The brand recognizes India and China as strategic markets and 2020-21 seems like a reasonable timeline for their debut. With the EV infrastructure slowly picking up pace, this could show positive signs to many other electric car and motorcycle manufacturers globally to consider India as a growth opportunity.

Energica hasthe Eva Ribelle, Ego and Eva EsseEsse9 products on sale. Exactly which product would come to India, or if all of them would come as CBU products to Indian shores is currently unknown. However, we doubt there would be any localisation as the volumes for such products would not justify it.

The Energica Ego is a full faired electric sportsbike while the Riva Ribelle is a naked roadster. Looking at the love for modern classic designs, Energica also has the Eva EsseEsse9 which is a retro motorcycle.

The Energica Ego comes with 145 HP & 200 Nm in standard guise while the Ego+ has additional 15 Nm of torque. Top speed for both variants is capped at 240 kmph. The Eva Ribelle comes with a battery pack producing 45 HP and 215 Nm but the top whack is restricted to 200 kmph. The Eva EsseEsse9 comes with a battery pumping 109 HP and 180 Nm in standard guise while the EsseEsse9+ comes with additional 20 Nm of torque and the top speed for both variants is limited to 200 kmph.

All of these electric high-performance motorcycles come with riding modes which include Urban, Eco, Rain and Sport. There is also settings for regenerative braking including Low, Medium, High and Off. For hassle free movements, the bikes come with park assist for forward and reverse.

Oh yes, pricing will be on the super premium side, no doubt.