A few weeks ago, we discussed Dorna’s decision to make Energica the sole manufacturer for its new eMotorcycle racing series. It seems like a decision made cautiously, and it may not light the fires of eMoto adopters, but the new series is still coming and we just got some more details. What will this new series look like, what will the spec motorcycle be like? Check out these details.
What Will MotoE World Cup Be Like?
Details have now been released about the spec motorcycle that will be at the center of the MotoE World Cup series—the Energica EgoGP. The new bike will have 147 hp and put out almost 148 lb/ft of torque. Top speed will be an estimated 155 miles per hour, and it will have a Vehicle Control Unit making 100 adjustments to the bike’s power per second.
This means top speed for this series could be comparable to current Moto2 speeds, but the specs for this bike seem to be just two horsepower off the street-spec model. More tweaks, and perhaps performance improvements could be on the way, since the final bike won’t be tested until February 2019.
The series itself will field 18 bikes per race, and each team will get two bikes. The roster has room for seven private teams with four team spots reserved for any Moto2 or Moto3 teams that want to take a crack at eMoto racing. The series will run on Sundays with the other MotoGP races, and will be a 10-lap sprint race. The short distance style of racing ensures that every racer will use their bike to the fullest extent, since they won’t have to worry about battery life.
What do you think about the MotoE World Cup series so far? Will it be as exciting as gas-powered motorcycle racing? What do you think organizers will do to make these events even more exciting? Keep following the attorneys who ride to find out more!