Energica surges ahead with new RS models

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Energica continues to blaze a trail in the electric bike market with three stunning new RS models.

Each of the firm’s three machines; the Ego+ (below), Eva Ribelle (in main image above) and Eva EsseEsse9 get the RS treatment which sees new engine mapping modes. This helps the bikes clock a 0-60mph time of 2.6 seconds; a 0.2 second improvement over the standard models.

Energica EGO+ RS Credit: Lorenzo-Concari

Livia Cevolini, Energica’s CEO, said: "We’re extremely happy with the results obtained in recent months, that confirm our leadership in the industry Covid-19 forced us to stop production for about a month, but that did not stop our growth.

"We have increased capacity by delivering over 78% of the order book. In addition, the sales network now has more than 70 dealers worldwide and has grown by 72% in the last 12 months."

As well as the improved performance, the RS models all get a stronger 525 Regina O-ring chain to cope with the imporved acceleration. ‘RS’ graphics mark them out from their lesser siblings, and the RS versions of the Eva Ribelle (pictured below) and Eva EsseEsse9+ are also given a standard USB port to charge a smartphone or sat-nav, with the same offered as an option on the Ego+ RS.

Eva EsseEsse9+ RS Credit: Marcello Mannoni

RS stands for Reparto Sportivo - Sport Department - and the firm, who also supply bikes for the MotoE championship that runs alongside MotoGP, say orders can be taken now.

Although no prices have yet been confirmed expect to pay around £19,000 Eva EsseEsse9 RS, £20,000 for the Eva Ribelle RS and close to £22,000 for the Ego+ RS.

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Andy Calton

By Andy Calton

Content director, motorcycling, and Suzuki Katana rider