Longer Warranty For 2017 Energica Electric Motorcycles
Energica has earned Euro 4 status for its 2017 line of electric motorcycles. Leading the way in 2017 for the Italian brand is the Energica Ego superbike, which produces 145 horsepower.The big change to make the Energica electric motorcycles Euro 4 rated is the addition of standardized diagnostic software that allows mechanics to access info from the ECU via a universal diagnostic tool.
The Energica Ego, in addition to its 145 horsepower output, gets serious about torque. It now produces a staggering 148 ft/lbs of torque, the same as the huge Triumph Rocket III.The other bike in the lineup is the naked Energica Eva sport bike. It has been bumped up to 108 horses for 2017, and the maximum torque is now 133 ft/lbs, more than a BWM K 1600 GT.Maximum constant power consumption (and performance) on the Eva is 80 kW, with the Ego going through 107 kW at its peak; this happens at 6000 rpm in both cases.Energica offers a three-year/30,000-mile standard warranty on the batteries, though buyers before July 1 will get that upgrade for five years and 60,000 miles.Ultimate Motorcycling has tested both the Energica Ego and the Energica Eva.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!