First Italian electric street motorcycle, the Energica, will make its New York debut in September 2013.
The most surprising aspect of this motorcycle is, much of the body of the first working model was sculpted by a 3D printer that sprayed layer upon layer of high-performance Windform material from digital designs.
And, the superbike drives like a dream, reaching a top speed of 220 km per hour. It has a range of 150 km and lasts 11 hours, though at a more moderate everyday pace of 70 km per hour. The batteries can be recharged within three hours with a normal socket or in less than 30 minutes to 80% capacity with direct current.
A workshop on creativity and technology of the Energica given by its maker, the CRP Group of Modena will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.
CRP Group will reveal the secrets behind the electric superbike's unique design and how 3D Printing, laser sintering materials have been used. This workshop, entitled "Energica, the first made-in-Italy electric motorcycle, and high performance 3D Printing materials. The Italian experience outrunning imagination" is part of the year-long programme of events called, "Italy in the US: Year of Italian Culture in the United States".
The lecture is scheduled on September 10th at 6.00 pm.
The Energica is priced from €18.000, excluding VAT. Reservations are open on the website here.
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alvaro wrote at 7/12/2013 3:58:33 AM:
Amazing!. the imagination is the limit.