The Energica Experia Green Tourer is an electric motorcycle from Italy. It is Europe's first electric Green Tourer bike. It was specifically manufactured to preserve the environment since it cannot emit waste gasses into the atmosphere. The adventure-tourer has a beaked front-end design that accommodates the dual LED headlight. It is constructed with a tubular steel trellis frame with aluminum side plates and a cast aluminum swing-arm.
Compared to Energica's previous electric motorcycles, it is not as fast since its top speed is 112mph. However, this speed is still high, and you would likely get a speeding ticket if you drive at that speed. Since the motorcycle is for long-distance riders, it may be best to ride close to those speeds away from city centers. Below we explore the technical details of the Energica Experia.
Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor
The motorcycle is powered by a water-cooled EMCE Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor. In their previous models, the system was heavy, but thankfully, it is 22 pounds lighter in this motorcycle, so the motorbike is not as heavy. The motor is paired with the internal Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS), which quickens charging. According to HiConsumption, it achieves a 0-80% recharge within 40 minutes. Besides increasing charging speed, the EMCE unit also delivers impressive power in this motorbike. For instance, it offers 80hp of sustained power, 102hp of peak power, and 85 lb-ft of torque.
Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS)
Since the RESS is a system of components that store energy, it is rather bulky due to its numerous parts. As a result, it makes the motorcycle a bit heavy. However, the system delivers impressive ranges. It is powered with a 22.5 kWh lithium-polymer pack which delivers a city range of 261 miles, combined range of 160 miles, WMTC range of 138 miles, and extra-urban range of 130 miles. Since RESS is already heavy, it is powered with a small motor to avoid making this motorcycle heavier. RESS can be charged at different levels: level 1, level 2, and level 3. Level 3 is the fastest charging speed, while level 1 is the slowest. For instance, a level 3 charger is what achieves a 0-80% recharge within 40 minutes.
For maximum comfort on the road, this motorcycle has seven modes. The modes include rain, urban, eco, sport, and three customizable modes. You get to decide which ride settings favor you for the three customizable modes. However, most people do not know how to customize the settings, so they would rather go with the other four that we will discuss briefly. Rain mode is best used when the road is wet or rainy.
This mode decreases throttle response which consequently gives you more control and traction. Urban mode delivers controlled movement by optimizing the anti-lock braking system (ABS) for a quick response. Sport mode is ideal for cases when quick action is required. It hastens the throttle response, which leads to fast acceleration. Lastly, the eco mode consumes less power though it is the least powerful.
This motorcycle has four modes of regenerative braking: high, medium, low, and off. Regenerative braking uses stored energy to brake instead of using energy from the battery. Under normal circumstances, the stored energy would be emitted into the atmosphere as waste. You can use the high mode as much as you can because it extends the motorbike's range and reduces wear and tear on its regular braking system.
Even the most experienced motorcyclists have trouble parking from time to time. According to Motorbike Writer, angle-parking is one thing many motorcyclists get wrong. For instance, some motorcyclists unintentionally leave huge gaps between motorbikes while others park too close to other motorcycles. Thankfully, you can solve your parking challenges with this motorcycle's park assistant feature.
Park assist uses sensors that help you determine how far or close a car or motorcycle is from you. As a result, you will avoid parking too far or close to other vehicles. So, to get the most out of this feature, you should ride slowly. If you ride too fast, the technology may not notice a gap where you would have parked. Since it alerts you how close or far another vehicle is, some motorcyclists become good at parking without even looking at their side mirrors. Though it detects cars near you, it is still advisable to use your side mirrors to be sure of the car's vicinity.
This feature is often available in cars, so very few motorcycles have this feature. So, if you need a motorcycle with cruise control, this is one of the few motorcycles with the technology. This feature is ideal for motorcyclists who love to maintain a constant speed, especially on the highway. Constantly changing the motorcycle's speed is exhausting since riders have to continually engage their legs.
However, even as they try to maintain a certain speed, certain factors hinder them. For instance, wind or changes in road gradient can cause you not to maintain a certain speed. However, with cruise control, you can maintain a certain speed regardless of any hindrance that may cause you to ride at inconsistent speeds. For the technology to work, it would be best to maintain speeds between 50km/h to 60km/h. However, you can change the speed with the touch of a button.
If you are a motorcyclist who loves to travel long distances, it is time you purchased the Energica Experia Green Tourer bike. Since it is electrical, you will not have to worry about constantly fueling your motorbike. After all, oil prices have continued to increase, and you can cut down costs.
Additionally, you also save the environment since it cannot emit gases into the atmosphere, which can cause the greenhouse effect. Additionally, this motorcycle reduces your fatigue by making your riding experience easier. Fatigue can cause you to lose focus on the road and cause accidents. Fortunately, if you are tired, cruise control can take over from you as you rest while on the move.
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