Another great ride to the Little Dragon. Traffic was pretty clear and the roads were clean. We enjoyed a quick bite at the Priest Grade Cafe before heading back down the the hill. Another great day with good friends and meeting a few along the way.
Had to opportunity to check out this beauty in person last night. To be honest, I haven’t been on board with the whole electric bike movement, well at least until now.
Energica’s Ego is quite simply a functional work of art. True engineering is present just about everywhere you look. 3D printed sub-frame and seat pan, side mounted rear spring, the gorgeous android based control console, and the incredible response from the electronically controlled throttle.
This thing would fit in to any group ride or bike night, with the looks of an exotic Italian sportbike. Then it hits you… Hey, where’s the exhaust pipe?
Though even the entry level Ego is well out of my price range, I can’t help but wonder what fun I would have on a bike with so much power and torque, that runs so whisper quite you won’t wake up the neighbors when you leave in the morning.
Whew, what a ride! Left at 5:30, back home at 10:30 with a total of 537 miles of bliss. Had a great time with the crew and enjoyed many great roads and a pretty light flow of traffic up the coast. This was probably the coldest coast ride yet, but I planned accordingly and it wasn’t too uncomfortable. Most of the day was filled with perfect riding temperatures and great times with the entire group. Can’t wait to do it again!