Energica Debuts New 2020 Eva Ribelle At EICMA

Electric manufacturer also shows new power unit for Ego and Eva EsseEsse9.

Energica, the Italian electric motorcycle maker and supplier for the new FIM Enel MotoE World Cup MotoGP series, rolls out its new models for the 2020 model year at EICMA. A new power unit and the new Eva Ribelle also make their debut.

2020 Energica Range, Ribelle Model, And Power Unit
Energica charges into 2020 with the new Ribelle model, which showcases the manufacturer’s new, larger lithium-polymer battery.Marcello Mannoni for Energica

Energica has had its head down all year in the R&D department, and now we're beginning to see the fruits of the company's dogged work from the MotoE World Cup electric racing series, for which it is the single manufacturer and bike supplier. The Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer had several surprises in store for this year's EICMA show, most notably the introduction of a new power unit that powers the brand-new Eva Ribelle as well the upgraded Ego+ and Eva EsseEsse9+ models. New tech on several of the bikes made news as well.

Ten bikes will be on display at Energica’s EICMA stand, including the Ego Corsa, the racing bike that has been the star attraction in the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup—the all-electric series heading into its first season finale on November 17 at Valencia.

2020 Eva Ribelle
The 2020 Eva Ribelle gets an aggressive look and carries the bigger 21.5 kWh battery pack. Here it is in the Rosso Corsa colorway.Courtesy Energica

Eva Ribelle

"Ribelle" means "rebellious," so the new Energica Eva Ribelle electric streetfighter brings a more aggressive take on the naked category with the specs to match, anchored by a new 21.5 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack and an oil-cooled synchronous motor with permanent magnets, for which Energica claims a 107 kW power (around 145 hp) rating with a 215Nm (158 pound-feet) torque rating. The riding position looks more upright than the sportier Ego but less relaxed than the other end of the range, the Eva EsseEsse9. We can see a spare trellis frame and what looks like up-spec suspension components, but Energica hasn't released any other details. The Italians claim a riding range of up to 249 miles and a maximum speed of 125 mph for the bike, and like every other Energica, the Eva Ribelle can be recharged using DC fast-charging stations to yield 249 miles of range (city) in about one hour (42 minutes for an 80 percent SOC). Level 2 charging is slower, and you'll get 41.5 miles of range for every hour of charging, according to Energica. The Eva Ribelle will be shown at EICMA in Stealth Gray and Rosso Corsa (Racing Red).

2020 Ego+
For 2020, you can get the Ego with the existing 13.4 kWh battery or with the bigger 21.5 kWh unit in the Ego+ model. This is the Ego+ in Asteroid Gray.Marco Mannoni for Energica

Meanwhile Energica's Ego sportbike and the classic-flavored Eva EsseEsse9 models make their return at EICMA with a fresh look and more power as an option. For this model year both are available in two versions: one with the new 21.5 kWh power unit (which carries the + designation) rated for 158 pound-feet of torque for the Ego+ and 148 pound-feet for the EsseEsse9+, with both bikes claiming a whopping range of up to 249 miles; or the standard Ego and EsseEsse9 bikes with the 13.4 kWh battery, which brings a more sober 148 pound-feet of torque for the Ego and 133 pound-feet for the EsseEsse9.

There are new colors for 2020 as well, naturally. The Ego gets Rosso Corsa and Asteroid Gray, while the more relaxed Eva EsseEsse9 brings a brand-new Modena Yellow scheme to join the Shocking Blue and Metal Black versions for 2020.

Eva EsseEsse9+
More power, but less sporty: The Eva EsseEsse9+ also comes with the bigger 21.5 kWh battery, or you can opt for the standard EsseEsse9 carrying the 13.4 kWh pack. Modena Yellow color is new for 2020.Courtesy Energica

All the MY2020 Energica models will come standard with fast charging, a 4.3-inch TFT color display, four riding modes and four regenerative maps (Low, Medium, High, Off), Traction Control, Cruise Control, long-range connectivity, Energica Connected Ride, and Park Assistant as standard features. A USB port is standard on the Eva Ribelle and Eva EsseEsse9, but optional on the Energica Ego for some reason. You can also upgrade to a Keyless Ignition System for additional cost.

Energica’s 21.5 kWh lithium-polymer battery
Energica’s 21.5 kWh lithium-polymer battery claims to have the biggest capacity and cranks out the most power seen on a production electric motorcycle. It’s said to be lighter and extends range dramatically.Marcello Mannoni for Energica
2020 Energica onboard electronics
New tech for the 2020 bikes also includes a big upgrade to the onboard electronics, with real-time monitoring of bike systems, movement, and location sharing.Marcello Mannoni for Energica

You might have noticed an underlying theme here, and that new 21.5 kWh lithium-polymer battery is the star of the 2020 lineup, appearing on all 2020 models (alongside the existing versions of the Ego and Eva EsseEsse9 with smaller packs). The new pack has “the biggest capacity and power ever installed on a production electric motorcycle,” Energica’s CTO Giampiero Testoni said. “Thanks to the new power unit we were able to work on weights and riding range, without forgetting about performance,” Testoni continued. The numbers seem to back him up, with the 2020 model year bikes claiming a 5 percent reduction in weight and having a 60 percent higher riding range. Energica cites the following range numbers for “real-world conditions on actual road surfaces”:

MY2020 Ego+, Eva Ribelle, Eva EsseEsse9+

  • City: 400 km (249 miles)

  • Mixed: 230 km (143 miles)

  • Motorway: 180 km (112 miles)

Energica also unveiled new long-range connectivity tech for all its electric models at EICMA, developed with Octo Telematics, a leading global provider of telematics solutions and data analysis. The new tech extends existing info on Energica motorcycles with an onboard telematic device that allows for real-time motorcycle performance monitoring via an app, transmitting bike status as well as intelligent alerts notifying the rider of recharge status or unexpected bike movement (as in theft). It also allows immediate location and sharing of riding routes and data between riders. All 2020 Energica motorcycles will come equipped with the remote connectivity as a standard feature.

2020 Energica bikes come with fast charging, a 4.3-inch TFT color display, riding modes, Traction Control, Cruise Control, and long-range connectivity.
All 2020 Energica bikes come with fast charging, a 4.3-inch TFT color display, riding modes, Traction Control, Cruise Control, and long-range connectivity.Marcello Mannoni for Energica

There was also a new development in the collaboration Energica already has with Dell’Orto SpA, the electronic fuel injection producer. The two companies are now working on an integrated system solution for electric powertrains on smaller-capacity EVs, specifically the small (power range 8–11 kW) and medium size (power up to 30 kW) EV segment, which is expected to grow significantly in the upcoming years.

MotoE Ego Corsa racebike
You’ll see the Ego Sport Black—a race-styled bike inspired by the livery of the MotoE Ego Corsa racebike—on display at EICMA as well.Courtesy Marcello Mannoni for Energica

“During the last year, Energica has seen an important ramp-up, thanks to close involvement in the MotoE project,” said Livia Cevolini, CEO Energica Motor Company.

The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup all-electric series
The FIM Enel MotoE World Cup all-electric series will have its season finale on November 17 at Valencia, with the 168 mph Ego Corsa racebike on full display.Courtesy Energica

“Energica is the only company in the world to have an exclusive testing ground—with the best riders in the world. This support proved to be [productive]…for our R&D, both the racing and the production sides. Because of this…we can now unveil the technological innovations achieved in…racing that has transferred onto our road models.”

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