World debut. The Milan show has given Energica the opportunity to present the definitive version of its electric bike that, as of the 2019 Jerez GP, will officially lift the curtain on the new MotoE championship. With respect to the Ego seen on demo laps in the hands of riders such as Loris Capirossi, Max Biaggi, Colin Edwards, Sebastian Porto and Mick Doohan, the Energica Ego Corsa presented at EICMA represents the official bike that will take the racetracks next season.
The differences between this and the "demo lap" version have to do with fairing, updated in design and now with more effective aerodynamics at the front and a more slender tail section. The engine is accredited with a maximum power of 120 kW (compared to 96 with the road version), with 200 Nm of torque and a weight of 260 Kg in this case. It is likely that an even lighter lithium ion battery, offered greater autonomy, will be used during the first tests. The MotoE format will see races of around 10 laps, depending on the length of the track. As for the performance of the electric bike, we are talking about 0 to 100 Km/h in less than 3 seconds a top speed of circa 270 Km/h.
With the exception of Loris Capirossi and Alessandro Brannetti who were involved in initial development for the races, the bike, with this new aerodynamic configuration, has not yet made its debut. It will do so in the upcoming tsts at Jerez, on 28-29 November, where teams and riders will begin to get to grips with the new MotoE.
The 2019 race calendar for the new MotoE category reads as follows:
5 May - Jerez
19 May - Le Mans
7 July - Sachsenring
11 August - Austria
15 September - Misano