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EICMA 2012: CRP Energica Takes the Stage in Milan
Italian electric motorcycle company CRP unveiled the new Energica in a live streaming presentation last week, but the electric sportbike has now made its “real life” public debut, appearing at the 2012 EICMA Show in Milan.
The CRP Energica is the first production motorcycle to be produced in Italy, and it carries some impressive specs. CRP claims an output of 134 hp out of the Energica’s permanent magnet AC motor. That’s not close to being as powerful as the Lightning Motorcycle’s upcoming which claims 167 hp, but significantly higher than the Brammo Empulse R‘s claim of 54 hp.
CRP also claims a range of 93.2 miles from its 11.7 kWh battery. Other features include LED lightning, Brembo monobloc calipers, Marchesini wheels, a fully-adjustable Marzocchi fork and a fully-adjustable Sachs monoshock.
CRP is now taking orders for the Energica with a target date for delivery of 2014 for customers in the U.S. and Europe for a price of 18,000 euros (US$22,975).
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