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PERFORMANCE. A GREEN HEART
The green heart of Energica motorcycles is a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets. The excitement of riding an electric motorcycle is more than just power! With no transmission gears, clutch, or shifting, the process of searching for the “right gear” and RPM is eliminated, allowing for full concentration on acceleration, full throttle control, cornering and braking.
The technology is more intuitive and gives the feeling of torque to the motor instantly. Energica is taking electric performance to the next level!
RIDE BY WIRE SYSTEM
The ride-by-wire system is the direct interface between the rider and the vehicle. Knowing its importance, Energica has paid special attention to the development and refinement of this device.
The throttle control is composed of a rotary potentiometer and a safety microswitch.
The potentiometer detects the rotation of the throttle and is activated every time the accelerator is engaged or released.
The VCU manages both the potentiometer and the switch signal to fine-tune the torque demand to the engine based on the mapping selected, while the microswitch is used as a safety feature in case of malfunction of the throttle control. (What is a VCU?)
The driving experience corresponds to four different motor mappings, which correspond to different values of maximum torque and different throttle responses. In addition, there are three different settings of regenerative braking that can be manually turned off by the driver.
POWER BATTERY PACK
Energica motorcycles use a high-energy lithium polymer (Li-NMC) battery.
Contained in sealed housing holding battery cells, the Battery Management System (BMS) has all the necessary provisions to ensure the safety of the vehicle. The battery keeps all high-voltage components encapsulated, making it unlikely to accidentally be exposed to risk.
The battery pack is an intelligent device with its own electrical brain, comprising dozens of sensors and electromechanical devices that constitute a closed subsystem to ensure maximum vehicle performance and rider safety in all environmental conditions.
Energica has designed a cooling system for the battery pack that is superior thanks to its specific ventilation paths that limit the stress of the batteries. This provides considerable benefits to both performance of the vehicle and the life of the battery.
Energica is the only company in the world that has designed, patented and adopted this type of technology on its own bikes.
For years technicians believed that aluminum-framed road race motorcycles provided more “drive” than their steel counterparts.
However, research has discovered that the steel frames actually act similarly to a spring, absorbing some energy as they flex and releasing it again when they snap back to their original form.