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Author Topic: Energica EGO in the Illinois area  (Read 628 times)

mousejstr

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Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:42:45 AM »

Hello everybody,

My Energica Ego should hopefully be arriving in the Chicago area by the end of October.  I am thrilled.  I will be posting as I work my way through the joys of owning a bike that almost nobody else has
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NEW2elec

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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 06:32:13 PM »

Congratulations those look like awesome bikes feel free to post any time.
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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 11:39:13 AM »

The last news I read somewhere is that Energica was still awaiting licensing to sell bikes in the US. I guess they are legal now?

I have been really tempted to look into getting an Eva purely because of the CCS option. It would allow me to ride around DC and Maryland with no problems.
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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 10:58:55 PM »

As far as I can tell, it will be the first one officially sold in the US into private hands...  I am not sure if that is a good thing.  :)

I have been given a ETA of about two weeks.  They are making some modifications to the bike (at my request) and then will ship it to my local dealership. Here it is in San Francisco

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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 01:03:05 PM »

what mods did you have made? heard your first bike was damaged en route? did you get a replacement?
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mousejstr

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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 09:02:30 PM »

yeah, first bike was totaled by the shipping company in route.  The shipping company dropped the box off the truck and still refuses to admit it.  Luckily,  I had a separate policy in case of something like this. The replacement bike is effectively the one below. 

Any thoughts of modifications will happen in the spring, to be honest.  the first focus is some kind of tail tidy and security system.  Also need to properly set up the suspension. 




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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 09:58:42 PM »

That color scheme is beautiful! Heads will turn for sure, the one question I have is how do you go about getting insurance on such an exotic bike, when I called to insure my ZERO I was greeted with the standard "huh"! Then the CC question with another"huh" , maybe it will work in your favor to have a bike with no CC's, I hear they are slow ;)
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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 10:12:28 PM »

I gave state farm the CC Equiv (600), the VIN, and the cost and they seemed to just deal with it.

I have not made a claim yet so we will see how that all works out.  :)    It is cheaper to insure than my R1 which surprised me
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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »

As far as I can tell, it will be the first one officially sold in the US into private hands...  I am not sure if that is a good thing.  :)

I have been given a ETA of about two weeks.  They are making some modifications to the bike (at my request) and then will ship it to my local dealership. Here it is in San Francisco

Hi @mousejstr,
Well, how's it going with the Evo? I'm especially interested in highway mileage and what you think of the DC Fast Charging!
Best,
Dan
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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 09:09:17 PM »

As far as I can tell, it will be the first one officially sold in the US into private hands...  I am not sure if that is a good thing.  :)

I have been given a ETA of about two weeks.  They are making some modifications to the bike (at my request) and then will ship it to my local dealership. Here it is in San Francisco

Hi @mousejstr,
Well, how's it going with the Evo? I'm especially interested in highway mileage and what you think of the DC Fast Charging!
Best,
Dan

I love the bike..   might be easier to chat on the phone to tell you all about it

Message me if your interested
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Re: Energica EGO in the Illinois area
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 02:15:06 PM »

As far as I can tell, it will be the first one officially sold in the US into private hands...  I am not sure if that is a good thing.  :)

I have been given a ETA of about two weeks.  They are making some modifications to the bike (at my request) and then will ship it to my local dealership. Here it is in San Francisco

Hi @mousejstr,
Well, how's it going with the Evo? I'm especially interested in highway mileage and what you think of the DC Fast Charging!
Best,
Dan

I love the bike..   might be easier to chat on the phone to tell you all about it

Message me if your interested

It'd be nice to hear more about the bike from owners here.
I know for one, I'm toying with the idea of getting one.
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