Missed out on the November Newsletter? Here’s all the latest from inside the Australian Electric Motor Co. for this month.
They say good things come to those who wait…after our good news last month – we got confirmation from the Department of Infrastructure that the Energica Experia model is now Full Volume Approved in Australia – completing the Energica 2022/2023 line up!
The timing is pretty perfect with the new version of the Experia being released & now available to order online. Our first 7 Experia Launch Edition bikes are set to leave Italy this month (5 customer bikes & 2 demonstrators). The Experia Launch Edition is no longer available to order – but you can add the touring pack to the new version to match the Launch Edition package.
The Energica Experia just pipped the Zero DSR-X to the title as the first electric adventure tourer to hit the global market. It touts the biggest battery pack in Energica’s line up, as well as a smaller, lighter motor to maximise efficiency. The combination of more capacity & more efficiency means the Experia boasts a real world range of 260km combined. You could get significantly more range than that if travelling slowly in urban environments or off-road on trails. We saw a comfortable 200km of highway range when we tested the bike in the UK.
In more great news – despite the Euro strengthening against the AUD this year – we’re able to offer the new Experia Base Model for over $1,300 less than the Launch Edition. The Experia Base Model starts from $48,164 before registration fees.
After last month’s announcement of the VTAs for the other 3 models – we were finally able to get our first 6 customer bikes through customs, PDI registered and sent out to their patient owners – and boy were they worth the wait.
Get ready to start seeing these beasts flying around a winding road near you or charging next to a Tesla at a DC fast-charging station. A huge thank you to Robin, Mike, Bruce, Shaun and Silvie for their incredible patience in waiting for these amazing bikes to reach them.
November was also an incredible month for Motorcycle fans internationally, with the 2022 EICMA wrapping up in Milan, Italy. All the big names showed up for Europe’s largest Motorcycle show, with several new model releases and design updates. What was very noticable was that nearly all the major motorcycle manufactures had an electric motorcycle on display – whether it was a production bike or a concept – the future is here!
The Energica Experia was at the front of the Energica display, boasting the new colours – Metal Black and Flame White in addition to the current Bromo Ice. The Experia also now offers three different packages in addition to the base model.
Sports Pack: Sleek carbon front mudguard, cast aluminium rims with red details, slow smoked windscreen kit, bar ends and Ergal bolts kit – black.
City Pack: Keyless, top case with Energica rack kit, Central st, bar ends, ergal bolts kit black and GPS/Smartphone bracket.
Touring Pack: Hand guards, top and side cases with Energica rack kit, splash guard, GPS/Smartphone bracket and heated hand grips.
The new Experia Police model was also on display, demonstrating the future of EVs in the government vehicle space. The result of an ongoing demand from police forces, eager to go green with their new fleet – the Experia is the perfect model for them with incredible acceleration, the longest range of any production electric motorcycle, lower maintenance costs than petrol bikes and DC fast-charging as standard. We have one of these bikes coming to Australia in February – so if any of you know a Motorcycle policeman – please send them our way!
We were also excited to learn that due to improvements in battery and software technology, the 2023 Ego, Eva Ribelle & EsseEsse9 models have up to a 5% improvement in range and power. The three models now have a combined (highway & city) range of 240kms according to Energica. These change also increase the rear wheel torque by 35 Nm (24.5 ft-lbs)
Energica weren’t the only electric moto company to launch big news at the EICMA, as there were several big names debuting new production and concept electric motorcycles. There are far too many to capture in this newsletter, but here are a few of the highlights:
Vmoto launches “Stash“, which will be the company’s move into a higher end model to compete with companies like ZERO in the European market.
Ottobike looks to solidify themselves in the street bike market with 3 new concept models.
Damon’s “Hyper Drive” makes its first EICMA appearance and it does not disappoint.
Not sure what to get for the Motorcycle rider that has EVERYTHING for Christmas? Well Energica is helping Santa out with end of year incentives!
In addition to the new colours/variants of the Experia & increased efficiency of the Ego, Eva Ribelle & EsseEsse9, Energica is now offering the option to purchase an extended warranty, pushing your battery from 3 years to 5 years. For any new orders this year, Energica will include the extended warranty in your order at no extra charge!
Plus, with the global increase in supply, materials and shipping costs, Energica are setting a 1.5% increase to prices in 2023, but you can avoid the price increase by ordering before December 31st 2022. Jump onto the Energica Configurator and build the ultimate Christmas gift! Once you’ve built your dream motorcycle, download and email us a copy of it. We’ll help make this THE MOST memorable Christmas yet!