The first tests of Ego Corsa, motorbike designed using 3D printing
CRP Group and Energica Motor Company have worked together to present an improved version of the MotoE prototype which has been unveiled to the public for testing during the French MotoGP™.
Carried out by both Loris Capirossi and the Energica official test rider Alessandro Brannetti, the two experts were pretty positive about this experience.
All the solutions have been developed with CRP Group’s support. Specialized in the field of laser sintering and Windform® composite materials, the company manufactures aerodynamic parts in professional 3D printing with Windform® materials. CRP Meccanica (partner of F1 teams for the production of hi-tech mechanical components) is working on the development of the braking and suspension system. The two companies are working on the development of the new battery.
All these elements have improved the general performance of the superbike, bringing it closer to the preset targets.
The next stop on the road to the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup will be at CRP and Energica’s home GP in Mugello, with a very special rider for the demo lap: the four-time World Champion Max Biaggi.
However, Randy de Puniet, former MotoGP rider and 250cc race winner shares his feelings about the demo lap: “The connection with the throttle and the power delivery are very smooth”, he said. “The bike reaches high speed in a very short amount of time, and that’s a good thing. Another good point of the bike is that the rear is very stable when opening the throttle. It’s a very easy bike to get to grips with, so it would be fun to be racing the Energica Ego Corsa against twenty or more riders on identical machinery. I am really pleased with this experience and grateful for the opportunity; I hope my feedback will help Energica continue in the right direction.”
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