Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer CRP unveiled a near-production prototype of its new Energica sportbike. Due to appear at next week’s EICMA show in Milan, the Energica will enter production in 2014 for the U.S. and European markets.
The first electric motorcycle to be entirely developed and produced in Italy, the Energica is the product of CRP’s experience in TTXGP racing. Racer Alessandro Branetti won the 2010 TTXGP European Championship on the Energica’s predecessor, the eCRP 1.2 and finished second in the World Championship that same year.
According to CRP, the Energica is equipped with an 11.7 kWh battery, a significant jump from the 7.4 kWh battery equipped on the eCRP 1.4, the latest iteration of the eCRP. By comparison, the battery on the Brammo Empulse has a capacity of 10.2 kWh while the Zero S has a maximum capacity of 9.0 kWh. Continue Reading »