EsseEsse 9 is an electric scrambler based on the Energica Eva
The 2017 EICMA extravaganza also had some futuristic displays from many new and less known brands. This time, an Italian brand called Energica showcased something wonderful by exploiting the seamless possibilities of Electric power. One of the specialties of Energica is that all their models look pretty close to modern day petrol motorcycle with the same charm and aggressive styling. This time, its time for Eva EsseEsse 9, which is a scrambler model based on the naked electric street bike Eva.
The EsseEsse 9 gets all essential elements of a retro motorcycle. Upfront, the round LED headlamp with DRLs and USD front forks evenly matches with some of the current retroes in the market. The exposed steel trellis frame, cafe racer saddle with stitches, unique paint scheme and 17-inch alloy wheels are some of the fine additions to this scrambler. Visually the bike looks stunning. But, does it have enough firepower of a real scrambler? The answer is a big yes. It carries the same hardware of Eva, which is an oil cooled 11.7 kW Lithium-Polymer battery churning out 109 Bhp and 180 Nm of torque. Moreover, the top speed of this electric machine has been limited to 200 kmph. The battery promises 150 km of range on a full charge which is pretty decent for a such a performing bike.
To make this bike even more interesting, here comes a slew of mouthwatering features like four riding modes, aluminium swingarm, suspension duties from the exotic Marzocchi 43 mm fully adjustable front fork and Bitubo rear monoshock, brakes by Brembo featuring 330 mm dual disc upfront and 240 mm single disc at the rear with an extra shelter from dual channel ABS and also gets Pirelli Rosso III tyres for added safety and grip. Moreover, it is the first electric bike in the world which gets front and back park assist, which is normally found in premium cars.