Energica Experia: An Electric Powered Adventure-Tourer
The Experia is the world’s first fully electric-powered adventurer-tourer motorcycle from the Italian firm
Italian motorcycle manufacturer Energica has unveiled their all-new electric adventure-tourer motorcycle named Experia. As per the company’s website, their all-new motorcycle is Europe’s first electric Green Tourer. However, according to several major media houses, the Energica is also the world’s first fully electric-powered adventure-tourer motorcycle.
What is the importance of this article?
The unveiling of Energica Experia is an important piece of news because Energica has smartly tapped the two markets (electric vehicles and adventure-tourer motorcycles) that are presently in a flourishing mode. Therefore, this article is a must-read for those who are genuinely interested in the mentioned markets.
No range anxiety, biggest battery pack and new engine
The Energica Experia is powered by a brand-new Energica Marvel Co-Engineering Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor that is 10 kilograms lighter than Energica’s previous motors. Not to forget, the motorcycle features the largest battery pack in the world (according to the firm) that is lighter and has a low centre of gravity.
The new battery pack of 22.5kWh generates a continuous power of 60kW and a peak power of 75kW, with a claimed torque of 115Nm at the rear. In urban areas or using the city mode, the motorcycle can cover a distance of over 400 kilometres. Therefore, for an Experia owner, range anxiety will never be an issue; not even on the deserted highways.
While one can charge the motorcycle at conventional Level Two (240V) and Level One (120V) charging points that increase the charging time by a significant margin, Energica has launched a 24kW DC fast charger (Level Three) that can charge the motorcycle from 0 to 80 per cent in merely 40 minutes.
The Experia is an adventure-tourer motorcycle and therefore; it features a 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. Interestingly, both the setups are from Sachs with 150mm of travel, which should be enough for occasional off-road activities.
The braking duties of the motorcycle are handled by dual 330mm discs upfront whereas the rear features a single disc setup coupled with Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2 slicks on 17-inch cast alloy rims. In short, the motorcycle will be happier on the tarmac than on dunes and slushy terrains.
Last but not the least, Energica has equipped the Experia with several electronic aids such as a six-level traction control system, seven ride modes, a four-mode regenerative braking system, cruise control, two USB ports and a large TFT instrument cluster.