2015 Energica Ego

This is the 2015 Energica Ego, an Italian-made electric superbike.

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2015 Energica Ego

We recently had the opportunity to test one on the twisty, and sometimes sup-bar roads in Upstate NY.

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2015 Energica Ego

Its nose is somewhat polarizing...

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2015 Energica Ego

...but the overall look of a compact sport bike is quite modern and compelling.

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2015 Energica Ego

The Energica logo on the "tank."

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2015 Energica Ego

This is one of the Ego 45 limited edition models, with carbon fiber bodywork.

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2015 Energica Ego

Brembo brakes and Ohlins forks up front. Nothing but the best.

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2015 Energica Ego

Custom rearsets next to the electric motor.

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2015 Energica Ego

The bike has a traditional swingarm and chain-driven drivetrain.

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2015 Energica Ego

Another look at the motor, which is tucked in just ahead of the swingarm.

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2015 Energica Ego

Custom machined components. The copper piece is 3D-printed from one of CRP Group's manufacturing proccesses.

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2015 Energica Ego

The mode indicator, which toggles throttle modes and more.

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2015 Energica Ego

The TFT LCD is a bit hard to see in bright sunlight, but has plenty of information.

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2015 Energica Ego

The most polarizing part of the Ego's looks. Hawk? Yamaha R1?

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