Official: Energica Eva EsseEsse 9 revealed | EICMA 2017

John Milbank, BikeSocial Consumer Editor
By John Milbank
BikingMilbank BikeSocial Consumer Editor, John owns a KTM 1050 Adventure. He's as happy tinkering in the workshop as he is on twisty, bumpy backroads, and loves every bike ever built (except one). He's bought three CBR600s, two Ducati Monsters, several winter hacks, three off-roaders, a supermoto pit bike, a Honda Vision 50 and built his own custom XSR700. 

 

Costing from 22,050 Euros, the EsseEsse 9 has a top speed limited to 125mph, but produces a claimed 132.7lb-ft (180Nm) of torque – that’s 41.2lb-ft more than Ducati’s new Panigale V4, and being electric, it’s all there from the first revolution of the motor. Peak power is 107bhp (80kW) @ 6000rpm.

Named after the Via Emilia – or Strada Statale 9 – Energica’s new Eva EsseEsse 9 is described by the Italian manufacturer as being ‘the first old-school electric motorcycle’.

Energica’s Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) is a multi-map system that manages the power and battery (even when the bike’s turned off), and is said to deliver a maximum range in ‘Eco’ mode of 125miles. The 11.7kWh lithium polymer battery can be charged in as little as 30 minutes to 85% using the DC fast charging mode, or 3.5 hours to get to 100% with the built-in 3kW, 110-220V charger. When the bike’s not being used for a long time, the battery’s cells are automatically self-balanced (bought to the same voltages), to improve performance and prolong life.

Demonstrating the potential of the technology, a 50kW Fast Charge station has been installed in the Dolomites – in partnership with renewable energy company Alperia – and is free to use for Energica customers.

 

 

The motorcycle has a three year warranty, while the battery is guaranteed for 31,000 miles, and has a life span of 1200 charge cycles before it drops below 80% of capacity.

The oil-cooled AC motor is carried in a tubular steel trellis frame, with a cast aluminium swing-arm hung from a Bitubo shock, adjustable for preload and rebound. The forks are fully-adjustable 43mm upside-down Marzocchis, with a pair of four-piston radially-mounted Brembo calipers biting 330mm discs.

The Eva EsseEsse9 will also be available as a ‘Special’ from 23,690 Euro, with spoked Marchesini wheels and Öhlins suspension.

 

SPECIFICATION

COLOURS

Lunar White – Shocking Blue – Metal Black

MOTOR

Permanent Magnet AC, Oil Cooled

POWER kW/Hp

80/109

MAX SPEED

Limited at 200 km/h – 125 mph

TORQUE

180 Nm

RIDING MODES

4 Riding Modes: Urban, Eco, Rain, Sport / 4 Regenerative Maps: Low, Medium, High, Off

PARK ASSISTANT

Back and Forth (2.8 km/h - 1.74 mph Max Speed)

BATTERY

Capacity 11.7 kWh – lithium polymer – Life 1200 Cycles @ 80% Capacity (100% DOD)

RECHARGE

30 min (0-85% SOC) Fast Charge DC Mode 4 / 3,5 h (0-100% SOC) Charge Mode 2 or 3

BATTERY CHARGER

Onboard, [110-220]V [50-60]Hz, 3 kW. Conforms to Standards SAE J1772 and IEC 62196-2 with pilot signal for charging station interface

LPR FUNCTION

Long Period Rest: allows the maintenance and automatic balancing of the batteries during long period of non-use

DASHBOARD

4.3” WQYGA 480×272 TFT Color Display with internal memory for datalogging, integrated GPS receiver and Bluetooth communication 16.7 million colors; 9 Warning Lights; 6 + 6 Current Consumption Lights; Ambient Light Sensor; Real Time Clock; GPS 10Hz. Possibility to view the closest charging stations when connected to MYEnergica App.

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Low Energy

VEHICLE CONTROL UNIT

A Vehicle Control Unit implementing a multi-map adaptive energy and power management algorithm manages the vehicle. It constantly monitors batteries, even in key off position

FRONT & REAR WHEEL

Cast Alluminium: front 3.5” x 17” / rear 5.5” x 17”

TYRE

Pirelli Diablo Rosso II – front 120/70 ZR17 / rear 180/55 ZR17

FRAME

Steel Tubular Trellis

SWINGARM

Cast alluminium

FRONT SUSPENSION

Marzocchi Ø43 mm, Adjustable Rebound and Compression Damping, Spring Preload

REAR SUSPENSION

Bitubo Rear Mono Shock Adjustable Rebound, Spring Preload

CHAIN

(16/44) 525 O-Ring Chain

FRONT BRAKE

Brembo, Double Floating Discs, Ø330 mm, 4 Pistons Radial Caliper

REAR BRAKE

Brembo, Single Disc, Ø240 mm, 2 Pistons Caliper

ABS

Bosch Switchable

MATERIALS

Carbon Fiber/ABS

SEAT HEIGHT

795 mm/31,3”

WHEELBASE

1465mm/58,9”

LENGTH

2140 mm/84,2”

HEIGHT

1220 mm/48”

WIDTH

870 mm/34,3”

WARRANTY

3 years on vehicle. 50,000 km / 31,000 miles on battery

 

The Energica Ego is the Italian company’s sports electric bike

 

Along with the VCU, Energica has also announced two other new patents at the EICMA show: the Supply Unit, which houses the battery, has been designed to dissipate heat more effectively by using an aluminium cooling plate with holes in, while eABS limits the amount of regenerative torque applied in slippery conditions – this will reduce the amount of charge put back into the battery during braking, but should help prevent the wheels locking on greasy roads.

Energica is proud of the complexity of its software, stating that it has 1.1 million lines of code, which it says is 700,000 more than were used in the space shuttle. Facebook has over 60 million lines of code, while the average top-spec car has up to 100 million.

Energica has also added new colours to its 148lb0ft (200Nm) Ego sports bike, which tops out at 150mph, and equally the specified Eva 107 street machine, which is limited to 125mph. Both of these machines have the same battery as the EsseEsse9, with a claimed range of up to 125miles in Eco mode.

 

2018 Energica EsseEsse9 electric bike

THE EVA 107 makes the same torque as the Ego, in a street-bike style chassis.

2018 Energica EsseEsse9 electric bike
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