Lest you think electric bikes are sole-
ly the domain of commuters and the
occasional mountain biker, the folks at
CRP Racing would ask that you think
again. Their Energetica Superbike was
born in Modena, Italy, from a car-rac-
ing background, and the preproduction
sample shown in Milan was based off a
CRP race bike first built in 2010.
Thanks to the oil-cooled, permanent
magnet AC motor and 11. 7 k Wh battery,
Energetica claims that the Superbike’s
top speed will hit 150 mph with a
cruising range of 120 miles per charge.
As you would expect to find on any
“superbike,” the Energetica is spec’d
with an array of high-end racing parts
like Marchesini wheels, Ohlins (rear)
and Marzocchi (front) suspension, and
Brembo disc brakes.