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2023 Energica Experia – Quick Ride

Energica’s latest release into the Australian market is the Experia, the first all electric motorcycle that is aimed squarely at the sports touring market segment. Named in the spirit of exploration, we were recently afforded the opportunity to climb aboard and test the Experia in suburbia during a demo event held in Sydney at Zen motorcycles.

Having ridden the Ego+ RS and EsseEsse9+, we were keen to see what the Experia had to offer. It’s essentially the EV version of say a road focused Ducati Multistrada or a BMW S 1000 XR, and features a nice upright and relaxed seating position.

The handlebars are within easy reach, with a nice fairing and touring screen out front. It feels comfortable and very natural to ride, although shorter riders may find the taller seat height of 867mm a little intimidating.

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2023 Energica Experia
2023 Energica Experia

Being electric, weight can sometimes represent the elephant in the room in terms of how heavy the bike might be, and its balance. The Experia tips the scales at 260kg, which is not horrendous for a full size touring machine.

The dash is a 5.0-inch TFT unit, which is clear and easy to navigate. We selected Sport mode for our quick testing period, however there are other riding modes available. Each one directly influences range and power characteristics of the electric powerplant.

Sounding far less like the jet fighter that is the Ego+ RS, the Experia offers plenty of practicality, with a claimed 246km range when touring, and 420km in urban settings, from a single charge.

2023 Energica Experia
2023 Energica Experia

Power delivery is impressive, and with no gears to click through, the torque produced by the electric motor is effortless. With a claimed top speed of 180km/h, the Experia is definitely potent, but again, with practicality at the heart of its touring capabilities.

There’s no earth shattering acceleration here though, and that’s the result of the newly designed motor, battery and chassis that feature on the Energica. It boasts much milder engine mapping to increase range.

The powerful 22.5kWh battery is lighter than other models, and gives the Experia the largest battery capacity of any electric motorbike. It can charge to 80 per cent in just 40 minutes on a Level 3 DC fast charger (at a rate of 24kW).

2023 Energica Experia
2023 Energica Experia

Braking is provided by Brembo, with 330mm floating discs with four-piston radial callipers up front, featuring eABS, and delivering good bite at the pull of the lever. On the rear is a 240mm single disc with two-piston calliper and eABS.

It is worth noting that to gain the addition of extra range, Energica has designed an all new motor, battery and chassis for the Experia with a much milder mapping of acceleration to increase range.

A new powerful 22.5kWh (maximum) battery is lighter than other Energica batteries and gives the the Experia the largest battery capacity of any electric motorbike.  Charging from a Level 3 DC Fast charger at a rate of 24kW is just 40 minutes to charge from 0-80%.

2023 Energica Experia
2023 Energica Experia

Premium componenetry is not limited to the powerplant though. Braking is provided by quality Brembo equipment. Up front 330mm floating discs with four-piston radial callipers featuring eABS can be found which provide good bite at the pull of the lever and stop the Experia with a minimum of fuss.

On the rear a 240mm single disc is housed with two-piston calliper and eABS which work well combined with the front as a package on the bike. Front suspension duties are carried out by 43mmm ZF Sachs which allow adjustment for preload and rebound.

Rear suspension utilises a ZF Sachs shock also with adjustable preload and rebound. The suspension works well in suburbia offering the rider a nice soft comfortable ride, unfortunately as yet we haven’t been able to unleash the Experia in the twisty stuff to see how it performs outside of the city.

2023 Energica Experia
2023 Energica Experia

Our initial first impressions of the Energica Experia left us wanting more. Put simply this is probably the most comfortable and practical electric motorcycle that has been produced to date.

It’s comfortable, the ergonomics of the bike work, and the claimed increase in range can only be a good thing. The 2023 Energica Experia is priced from $53,696 plus on-road costs. It’s backed by a 3-year 50,000km warranty.

Our test bike was supplied by Zen Motorcycles. To find out more about the 2023 Energica Experia, contact your local Energica dealer.

2023 Energica Experia
2023 Energica Experia
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkinhttp://twowheeladdicts.com.au
Andrew Jenkin is the founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, a contributor to BikeReview and Drivetribe as well as being a panel judge of Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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