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benswing

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Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« on: August 24, 2016, 08:22:45 PM »

Here is video of my test ride on the Energica Eva on July 14, 2016.  Davide took me on a tour slicing through traffic all the way down to Alice's Restaurant.  He definitely did not abide by the guidelines of lane splitting that I am familiar with (below 50mph and within 15mph of surrounding traffic), but I got the bike up to 115mph and got a good feel for it in the canyons near Alice's.



For a few more details of this epic 6-hour test ride (and the full story that people on this forum will be interested in) check out this video at the 9:45 mark.

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Re: Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 12:52:10 PM »

nice, thanks for your videos! This are really great bikes. Heavier, kind of bigger, looks really nice and a little stronger, exactly my taste. If the price difference to the SR wouldn't been as big, i would have definetly considered to buy an eva. But for now I am happy with the SR.

With how much kw can your charge this bikes with level3?
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Re: Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 02:43:50 PM »

I'm jealous of all your test rides. It's hard enough to try out a Zero over here in the UK!
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Re: Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 08:20:15 PM »

They took some time to set up & it helps that I write for GreenCarReports.com.  Couldn't get on a Lightning or a Lito Sora because our schedules didn't work out.  But riding both the Redshift and Eva on the same day was awesome!


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Re: Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 09:10:06 PM »

And then we have this fun video.  But it is kind of hard to see who wins the drag races.   ???

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2016/08/22/electric/energica-drag-races-superbike-supercar/
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Re: Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 09:26:20 AM »

So, I watched the videos but I never heard any comparisons with your Zero. Are both the Eva and the Ego quicker than the SR? They are more powerful but heavier. I know they are both faster but how about mid-range (say 30-70 mph) roll-on? How do they stack up?
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Re: Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 12:34:36 PM »

So, I watched the videos but I never heard any comparisons with your Zero. Are both the Eva and the Ego quicker than the SR? They are more powerful but heavier. I know they are both faster but how about mid-range (say 30-70 mph) roll-on? How do they stack up?

One is 16,000 dollars, the other 34,000...... do you really need any more of a comparison? The only things the Eva has going for it (in my opinion) are aesthetics and CCS quick charging. Totally not worth an extra 18,000 dollars. Oh, and the Eva has a chain too, so you get the lovely joy of chain maintenance that everyone loves.
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Re: Energica Eva test ride (July 2016)
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 01:55:08 AM »

One is 16,000 dollars, the other 34,000...... do you really need any more of a comparison?

Uh, yes. The question is about relative acceleration, not price or value.
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