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    Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    on: June 10, 2022, 04:00:43 pm
    June 10, 2022, 04:00:43 pm
    The new Energica Experia is getting close ....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOOIh3pLQ2c


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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #1 on: June 10, 2022, 05:15:42 pm
    June 10, 2022, 05:15:42 pm
    yes interesting for sure, but range is still an issue ad very expensive still.
    The looks are getting there but still nope.
    After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #2 on: June 10, 2022, 07:20:17 pm
    June 10, 2022, 07:20:17 pm
    Stick me on the interested list, the Triumph that appeared in the comic this week looked interesting as well, start of covid got me/us introduced to electric mountain bikes so need little convincing with the electric thing both price and range will come when serious production gets going.

    To be honest i’m More interesting in places to charge them and the speed they do it.

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #3 on: June 27, 2022, 01:13:57 pm
    June 27, 2022, 01:13:57 pm
    I got to ride an Energica Reibelle at the ABR Festival. Not my style of bike, but ...

    It was fast. The engine just pulls with one gear! It brakes and handles like a normal bike.

    I wasn't expecting the sound from the engine. Sounds like a jet engine.

    Found it hard to ride without a clutch  :001:

    They didn't have an Experia at the show, which was a shame as I am sure it will have a lot of interest and a genuine 150 mile range (but still more expensive than a Ducati V4 Pikes Peak).

    It's still the price and recharge time that worries me. They still need a step change for it to become viable.

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #4 on: June 27, 2022, 02:03:31 pm
    June 27, 2022, 02:03:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by Belco100 [+]
    I got to ride an Energica Reibelle at the ABR Festival. Not my style of bike, but ...

    It was fast. The engine just pulls with one gear! It brakes and handles like a normal bike.

    I wasn't expecting the sound from the engine. Sounds like a jet engine.

    Found it hard to ride without a clutch  :001:

    They didn't have an Experia at the show, which was a shame as I am sure it will have a lot of interest and a genuine 150 mile range (but still more expensive than a Ducati V4 Pikes Peak).

    It's still the price and recharge time that worries me. They still need a step change for it to become viable.

    Had to google the Reibelle, and god damn... They couldn't make an uglier face if the tried hahahaha, and I thought the new MT10 was bad...

    Interesting thoughts though. My regular day out is 150 miles at least, and i drive from London to Yorkshire every few weeks, even the XR is barely enough range and that I can at least fill up with petrol, but it only makes the 200 mile journey on one tank if I baby it and sit below 85 the whole way. And that's with the XR being a decent upgrade in range over my ER6 which would only manage 160-170 miles to the tank at the very best. Maybe I should get a 125 again with petrol prices being what they are... Rode my mate's CB125R even pinned they get like 100mpg...

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #5 on: June 27, 2022, 05:34:25 pm
    June 27, 2022, 05:34:25 pm
    I still have a lot to do with the trade....trying to convince punters to buy a lithium battery is bad enough and they are a quantum leap in front of stone lead acid, electric motorcycles no matter how quick the charge and how long the range is going to take a major effort to convince you average Luddite biker.

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 12:57:51 am
    June 28, 2022, 12:57:51 am
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    I still have a lot to do with the trade....trying to convince punters to buy a lithium battery is bad enough and they are a quantum leap in front of stone lead acid, electric motorcycles no matter how quick the charge and how long the range is going to take a major effort to convince you average Luddite biker.

    Went to my "not so local" Energica Motorcycle sales shop on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia..... and the bikes are actually not too bad to look at in person, nicely finished, well outfitted with your choice of Marzocchi or Ohlins suspension.... paintwork and instrumentation is very good...I was initially interested in the EsseEsse 9 as it was more "XR like. Now the Experia has surfaced and it looks to be ok too...but as mentioned by others, charge time and range are the main drawbacks with them. They're silly expensive though, a top of the range EsseEsse 9 will set me back close to $60k AUD. :187:

    The do "go like the clappers" though, they've got enough torque to turn the world, from zero rpm and handle surprisingly well for a ~260kg machine. I think it would actually put the XR to shame in the drag race, they get off the line line nothing else I've ridden. Turbine smooth too.

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #7 on: July 19, 2022, 02:43:13 pm
    July 19, 2022, 02:43:13 pm
    Energica are doing a tour of the UK at the moment showing of this new bike. I am booked on for a test ride in Braintree on the 6th. Will see what the Experia is actually like.

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #8 on: July 19, 2022, 07:29:23 pm
    July 19, 2022, 07:29:23 pm
    Will be interested to hear what you make of it, quite a fan of the Eva.

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    Re: Not Quite An Electric XR But Getting There
    Reply #9 on: July 19, 2022, 08:27:53 pm
    July 19, 2022, 08:27:53 pm
    *Originally Posted by Belco100 [+]
    Energica are doing a tour of the UK at the moment showing of this new bike. I am booked on for a test ride in Braintree on the 6th. Will see what the Experia is actually like.

    Will be interesting indeed to hear what you think..

    Have had a shortish pedal on a new Rebelle a few months back...geezus they pull hard and handle nicely considering their ~260kg weight, 215nm of torque!! From zero rpm.. :033: But their price, range and re-charge times are a bit hard to swallow. The Experia does look inviting though for us XR type people....Experia doesn't quite have the arm pulling 215nm of torque of the others but still worth a look at least. If the charge times were something useful and range is half decent...I'd seriously look at one. My main issue is lack of charging stations in my area... :027:

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