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Energica Experia Green Touring Bike - Adventure Tour Motorcycle
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New Energica Experia Reinvents Adventure Touring

For when you really, really want to set the electric motorcycle Cannonball record.

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Energica established itself in the motorcycle world with a bevy of top-shelf sport bikes with speed and handling that could challenge even the most talented riders, and that— oh, yeah!— just happened to be electric. As a follow-up act, the company is expanding into the red-hot Adventure Tour segment currently populated with bikes like the Honda Africa Twin and Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, and their just-revealed Experia “green tourer” is expected to make a big splash!

The new bike pairs the longest standard range of any electric motorcycle— 261 miles— with DC fast charging capability to ensure that its 22.5 kWh battery fills up fast. That, along with a comfortable, upright riding position should make long-haul days easy enough to handle.

Or, at least, significantly easier to handle than the Zero SR/F that Scott Harkness used to take on the electric motorcycle cannonball last year, eventually setting a time of 112.5 hours. Even more impressive was the fact that Harkness’ run was made using only Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging. (!)

Image by Scott Harkness.


“12 kilowatts of AC charging was more than enough to get the job done,” Harkless told an online commenter, before expressing that he is, “kinda anxious to try again and see if [he] can knock 10-15 hours off the trip by planning better routes/stops based on what [he] learned from this experience.”

Scott’s Zero— while incredibly capable— simply doesn’t have the range that the new Experia does. Or the same levels of DC fast charging (it’s a 2020 model). Or the upright riding position that should make the trip much less of a physical pain on the Italian brand’s green tourer.

That upright riding position, by the way, is made possible by an all-new frame and suspension. That’s because the Experia is a clean-sheet design for Energica, as opposed to an adventure-y rebody of an existing street bike chassis like you’ll find elsewhere in this space. And, while that means this new bike’s not as fast or nimble as the Ego sport bike, the ability to stretch your legs a bit on your way to an electronically-governed top speed of 112 mph should be a happy enough tradeoff for most touring riders.

Energica opened the order books on its new green tourer last week, with deliveries slated to begin later this year. You can check out a few more pictures of the bike, below, then let us know what you think of this Italian highway warrior in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

Energica Experia Electric Touring Bike

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