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  • Energica Range of EV Motorcycles Now Available In Singapore Through Local Distributor Ifyni Pte Ltd


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    "The future is EV" - This is a statement we've heard time and time over, and there are certain prevalence of this happening around us as we see mainstream brands of motorcar start introducing EV models into their range, and the latest news from our 4-wheel cousins is the arrival of Tesla setting up its direct-sales showroom here in Singapore. If that's not a testament to the market potential, we don't know what is.

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    Why EV? It's called Petrolhead and not ElectricHead, right?!

    There are several reasons why the EV market is gaining traction, few amongst which are that they are greener and thus better for the environment, which is all the hype these days. They cost lesser to run in the long-term as you do not have to pay for petrol or diesel. And lastly, the performance of EVs have surpassed that of what the traditional engine can deliver. While prices for electric vehicles (cars and motorcycles) are rather prohibitive at this point in time (we'll touch more on this later), the prices are slowly but surely dropping as technological advances make it cheaper to manufacture, and being able to sell a larger number vehicles would also drop the average pricing to consumers.

    With that introduction to electric vehicles done, let's dive into what has been making waves in the local motorcycling scene here in Singapore over the past few weeks.

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    Sneak peek of the Energica EVA EsseEsse 9+

    If you are a biker, you would have noticed several media agencies such as The New Paper (shoutout to Biker Boy!), @TRI333PLE, @SBF, and a few others posting up pictures of what looks to be a very futuristic looking, sports naked bike, albeit without an exhaust pipe. That bike, or to be clearer, that electric EV bike, would be the ENERGICA EVA EsseEsse9+.

    The Energica range of electric motorcycles, are the world's first high-performance production EV motorcycles to have hit the roads in recent years, and in Singapore more specifically, is the first full production electric motorcycle marque, focusing on the higher-end market, to be launched here. Energica is distributed in Singapore by Ifyni Pte Ltd. We speak to Mr Eugene Mah (Operations Head of Ifyni Pte Ltd) later on in this article so read to the end to find out more! P.S. For those of you who think that's a familiar name, it is because Eugene is also the Managing Director of local motorcycle powerhouse - Mah Pte Ltd.

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    What models of the Energica range are coming to Singapore and what are the prices?

    So, Energica has 3 models in its range, namely the Energica EGO, Energica EVA Ribelle, and Energica EVA EsseEsse9. The bikes listed here are in descending order of their prices as well - cool, right? All models listed above come in the standard variant, which is already very adequately equipped, or an upgraded RS/+ model with even more power and battery capacity. We will also have dedicated reviews of each of the models coming to SingaporeBikes.com in the very near future so be sure to check us out if you have a particular model in mind!

    • First up - the Energica EGO (Prices starting from S$80,800)

    https://energica.ifyni.com/energica-ego/

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    The Energica EGO first appeared on the scene at EICMA in 2013. It was then a culmination of years of electric racing competition, with numerous victories including the 2010 TTXGP European Championship and runner-up for the 2011 TTXGP World Championship. Energica has also been appointed to be single manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup until 2022. This is the sportbike variant within Energica's range.

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    It does the 0-100km/h in a whopping 2.6s so it'll be sure to give the Ducati V4 a run for its money.

    • Secondly, - the Energica EVA Ribelle (Prices starting from S$74,400)

    https://energica.ifyni.com/energica-eva-ribelle/

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    The Energica EVA Ribelle is the naked version of the Energica EGO, with the same torque, power, acceleration and range; the only key differences being riding position and top speed. If you want a true electric streetfighter, aggressive with an urban mojo, or an assertive-yet-upright riding position instead of the typical track day crouch, choose the EVA Ribelle. But like its cousin the EVA EsseEsse9, the EVA Ribelle easily transforms into a long-distance sport-touring bike with the simple addition of side panniers, windshield and tank bag.

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    The Energica EVA Ribelle has the same linear 215 Nm – 159 lb-ft torque as the EGO, the same 21.5 kWh long-range lithium-ion battery with up to 400 km – 249 miles of city range, the same suspension and performance options, and all the technological amenities. Not enough? Opt for the “RS Version” for even more off-the-line velocity.

    • Last, but definitely not the least - the Energica EVA EsseEsse (Prices starting from S$69,000)

    https://energica.ifyni.com/energica-eva-esseesse9/

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    This is the motorcycle that Ifyni first brought into Singapore and the bike that the local media was invited to test. Aside from a little stationary drop (sorry Eugene!), we loved every single bit of our first EV motorcycle experience. It is something that you have to test, ride, and push to the limits, to find out what all the hype is about. The EsseEsse is a modern take on the classic racer, and being priced the lowest among the range, would make a very good introduction to the mature rider into the world of electric superbikes.

    SingaporeBikes.com has reviewed this bike so expect a first look and review article to be published shortly!

    Interview with the "Boss Man" - Mr Eugene Mah, Operations Head - Ifyni Pte Ltd

    Although well-versed in the motorcycle trade here in Singapore and being part of the Mah Group, it is still daunting to be the first-mover in an industry that has for so long been dominated by the internal combustion engine. We speak with Eugene Mah to find out what drove him to engage and represent Energica, what he sees for the future, what can we expect with regards to Government policies, and how you can get your hands on a Energica electric motorcycle, to test and to own!

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    What is your vision for the electric motorcycle industry here in Singapore - in the near to mid future?

    EM: We hope that electric motorcycles can be given as much recognition as all ICE vehicles, (including 4 wheelers) to be a mode of transport and of course, to make it affordable and accessible to everyone. Right now the focus is on EV cars (EV charging lots are for 4 wheelers, none for 2 wheels), and it seems that guidelines always overlook the 2 wheelers. We hope that having EV bikes out earlier, we would not be forgotten when these guidelines are being drawn as we try to move towards the green movement.

    Also, the boundaries of performance has  been pushed with the introduction of performance electric vehicles. In general, when customers think of electric, they consider it a more economical mode of transport (which it is) but the Energica, after having tried it, really surpasses any performance motorcycle that is readily available.

    What is the targeted group of buyers you are looking to reach?

    EM: Understandably, the Energica is a bike that is in the higher-priced segment and appeals to the early adopters and those who are drawn by the performance and technology behind it.

    Do you see electric motorcycles as complementary to your existing business or will there be a shift in consumer consumption from gas to electric in the future?

    EM: Ifyni business is all about electric. We are a small enterprise that is fully focus on the electric business. Whether there is a shift, I think it's not an if but a when. 

     

    In terms of motorcycles, I don't think it's a one or the other, I still feel the joy of that rumble between my legs on an ICE but as a rider, that exhilaration from the punch of a performance EV is really addictive. 

    Basically, the ICE is what I hold dear, but the EV gives me that thrill.

    As the first high performance electric motorcycle distributor in Singapore, are you lobbying with LTA to similar incentives to e-motorcycles like they do EV cars?

    EM: One word - yes, definitely. (Ok that's 2 words)

    Are test rides available to the general public?

    EM: At the moment, due to the interest, we are basing it on invite only.

    Are pre orders open? And if so, when can customers expect delivery for the above models?

    EM: Yes they are! We are looking to supply from October onwards but it could be earlier base on the model booked.

    For interested buyers, how do they get their hands on one?!

    EM: Email to [email protected] Right now Energica doesn't have a showroom and will sell through the dealers.

    Are they any expansion plans for Ifnyi to expand out of Singapore at this stage?

    EM: We are always open to opportunities and the right partners should it present itself!

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    There you have it, from the Boss Man himself! This is a very exciting time indeed for the motorcycling industry in Singapore, and the use-cases for EV motorcycles can range from sportbikes like those used for the FIM Enel MotoE™ championships, to delivery riders for when petrol would not contribute such a high running cost as charging your EV motorcycle should be quite a bit cheaper!

    We have articles coming on the in-depth review of the Energica EVA EsseEsse 9+ so do stay tune for that!

    What do you think of EV motorcycles? Do they have a place in our future? Let us know in the comments section below!

    For more information, check out:

    Ifyni Pte Ltd - http://www.ifyni.com/

    Energica - https://energica.ifyni.com/

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      New for 2021, the Speed Twin comes equipped with higher specification upside down 43mm Marzocchi front forks with cartridge damping, bringing a more confidence-inspiring and comfortable ride with 120mm wheel travel. These are perfectly matched to the twin rear suspension units with adjustable spring preload, and 120mm rear wheel travel, both precisely tuned for even better handling and the perfect modern roadster ride.

      Further enhancing the new generation Speed Twin, braking performance is improved with new higher specification Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc front brake calipers and twin 320mm Brembo discs. Alongside the Nissin 2-piston floating rear caliper with 220mm disc, and ABS fitted as standard, these deliver a stronger initial braking-bite, more feel and better fade characteristics. 
      Ensuring incredible grip, precision and high-speed stability, new Metzeler Racetec RR tyres are fitted as standard for the 2021 model, along with new cast aluminium wheels, 17” on both front and rear, with a lightweight 12-spoke design.
      A beautifully balanced motorcycle, the Speed Twin brings an intuitive and confidence-inspiring ride. The ergonomics are perfectly proportioned with an accessible 809mm seat height, a slim stand over width, tapered handlebars and a comfortable roadster foot-peg position, which are 38mm further forward and 4mm lower than the Thruxton, providing the rider with a more relaxed riding position.
      Enhanced Technology
      The new generation Speed Twin is packed with rider-focused technology, including a sophisticated ride-by-wire system that ensures precise throttle control and enables three riding modes: Rain, Road and Sport. These have been enhanced for 2021, adjusting both the throttle response and traction control settings to suit the rider’s preference. The riding modes can be changed at the touch of a button while on the move, to respond to any change in riding conditions, maximising rider confidence and safety. The rider can also choose to switch the traction control off independently through the instrument menu.

      The bike is also equipped with an LED rear light and indicators, and, where market legislation permits, the signature LED Daytime Running Light (DRL) is incorporated into 
      the headlight. 
      The contemporary 3D clocks incorporate a digital menu system accessed by the scroll button mounted on the handlebar. This provides the rider will all of the key information, including gear position, two trip settings, fuel level and range-to-empty, as well an average and current fuel consumption, access to traction control settings and TPMS indicator if fitted as an accessory. 

      Other rider focused technology includes an under-seat USB charging socket, an accessory Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and an immobiliser with transponder integrated into the premium Triumph branded key.
      More Premium Style and Detailing
      In addition to the new 12 spoke cast wheels and twin upswept sporty silencers with brushed stainless-steel headers, the Speed Twin is characterised by its signature-shaped 14.5L tank with knee indents, beautiful bar end mirrors, sculpted side panels and stylish bench seat. 

      Premium details and finishes are harmonised across the bike, including brushed aluminium front and rear mudguards with new mounts, plus brushed aluminium side panel finishers and heel guards. Additional premium touches and details can be found in the new anodised headlamp mounts to compliment the painted headlamp bowl, classic Monza fuel cap and clear anodised aluminium swingarm.
      For 2021, the Speed Twin is available in three paint schemes: the new vibrant and lustrous Red Hopper scheme, the sophisticated Matt Storm Grey with subtle yellow accents, or the timeless Jet Black. 
      The Genesis of a Motorcycle Icon
      Changing the face of motorcycling, the original 1938 Triumph Speed Twin, with the world’s first successful parallel twin engine packaged into a game changing chassis, was a revelation to ride. Its smooth dynamic handling and superb responsive feel established Triumph as the number one motorcycle marque globally for performance and handling, setting the template for all that followed, and earning a global reputation for being the first real ‘riders bike’.

      For 2021, the new Speed Twin sets the benchmark all over again for its balance of torque-rich performance, agile and dynamic handling, and stunning contemporary custom motorcycle design and character.
      50+ Custom Accessories
      The 2021 Speed Twin is the perfect platform for personalisation with over 50 custom accessories that riders can add to enhance the style, practicality and security of their bike. These range from multi-function LED indicators, to quilted seats and luggage, knee pads, engine embellishers, head bolt covers, sump plates, heated grips and many more.

      All genuine Triumph accessories have been designed and developed alongside the bike itself, to the same exacting standards, to ensure perfect integration and excellent durability, and all come with the same two-year unlimited mileage warranty.  
      SPECIFICATIONS
      Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin Capacity 1200 cc Bore 97.6 mm Stroke 80 mm Compression 12.1:1 Maximum Power 100 PS / 98.6 bhp (73.6 kW) @ 7250 rpm Maximum Torque 112 Nm @ 4250 rpm Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection Exhaust Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers Final Drive O ring chain Clutch Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch Gearbox 6-speed CHASSIS Frame Tubular steel, with steel cradles Swingarm Twin sided aluminium Front Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 17” x 3.5” Rear Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 17” x 5.0” Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17 Rear Tyre 160/60 ZR17 Front Suspension Ø 43mm USD Marzocchi forks, 120mm travel Rear Suspension Twin RSUs with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel Front Brakes Twin Ø 320mm discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS Rear Brakes Single Ø 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS Instruments Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS Length 2099 mm Width (Handlebars) 778 mm Height Without Mirrors 1097 mm Seat Height 809 mm Wheelbase 1413 mm Rake 22.3° Trail 91.5 mm Wet weight 216 kg Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 litres FUEL CONSUMPTION Fuel Consumption 5.1 litres / 100 km CO2 Figures 116 g/km Standard EURO 5 CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.
    • By SBF
      For the past several years, the middleweight naked sportbike class has kept its party going at a fever pitch. Street-ready motorcycles with sporting blood in them have helped keep the motorcycle industry’s wheels turning. And ready to shake its moneymaker at this party is the all-new 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660. 
      Naked bike enthusiasts have held the Tuono moniker near and dear to their hearts for nearly two decades now. What was originally a stripped-down, sit-up version of the RSV Mille known for effortless wheelies evolved into a stripped-down, sit-up version of the RSV4, also known for effortless wheelies. The Tuono V4 delivers all the thrills and chills of a superbike in a more comfortable package and comfort certainly doesn’t diminish capability.

      The Aprilia Tuono 660 follows the same principle by taking the Aprilia RS 660 middleweight sportbike, tossing on a set of handlebars, shaving off some plastic and fiddling with geometry to make the RS 660’s sporting prowess and technological sophistication even more applicable to the street. There’s more to it, of course, but that’s the gist.
      If you have even a whiff of sport riding inclinations, a design brief like that has already piqued your interest. Now, let me hold your attention: the 659cc parallel-twin is an absolute gem, raring to go with its 270-degree firing order and a raspy exhaust note that will have Tuono V4 owners doing a double-take at bike night. 

      Packing a 100 horsepower punch at 11,500 rpm and 50 lb-ft of torque at 10,500 rpm, the final blow to the Tuono 660’s competition is its stellar 403-pound wet weight, creating an impressive power-to-weight ratio (all figures claimed). Nearly 80% of the Tuono’s torque is available at a low 4,000 rpm, perfect for darting around traffic or lunging out of canyon apexes. It pulls and pulls hard up to around 9,500 rpm, where things level off nicely. 
      Crucially, the Tuono’s powerplant doesn’t overwhelm. It excites, inspires and eggs you on as you dive into and out of corners, but it’s one that intermediate riders can handle and advanced riders can fully exploit. Although the 660 twin borrows some design features from Aprilia’s V4s, like the varied length intake funnels, electronically operated 48mm throttle bodies, a 13.5:1 compression ratio, an 81mm bore and basic cylinder head design, it is a unique animal and far more approachable. It feels tame at low rpm but revs up freely and energetically, revealing devilish charm to those who heartily twist the throttle.

      On the other hand, the Tuono’s rubber-mounted footpegs damped the vibration unlike the Aprilia RS660, and the optional up/down quickshifter is excellent — both marked improvements over the RS.
      What sets the Aprilia Tuono 660 apart from the crowd is the superbike-derived APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronic suite, which includes five throttle maps, 3-level ABS, 3-level traction control, cruise control and engine braking management. There is also an optional Continental IMU that activates cornering ABS, lean-angle-sensitive traction control and cornering headlights.
      That being said, the standard electronics worked admirably, stepping in when needed and with predicable levels of intervention. Throttle maps include Commute (mellow), Dynamic (aggressive) and Individual (tailor to your liking). And when you switch from Road to Race on the full-color TFT dash, two more throttle maps appear: Challenge (preset) and Time Attack (customizable), which replace the speedometer with a lap timer.

      Based on the RS 660 chassis, the Tuono 660’s lightweight twin-spar aluminum frame uses the engine as a stressed member, but it uses two mounting points instead of three to reduce rigidity and enhance response at a street pace. Beyond that, the triple clamp offset is updated, resulting in a slightly steeper 23.9-degree rake for more agility, and the wheelbase is marginally shorter at 54.3 inches.
      While the specs suggest a more nimble machine than the RS600, the biggest impact on handling is the upright riding position, wide handlebar and lower footpegs. Once settled into the reasonably comfortable 32.3-inch saddle, the Tuono 660 is a willing partner, ready to be chucked and hustled through every turn with little input. The same can be said at low speeds, thanks to generous lock-to-lock steering — something Tuono V4 owners will envy, for sure.

      Another notable change is to the sporty KYB suspension. Still featuring preload and rebound damping adjustment at both ends, the Tuono only allows adjustment in one fork leg, unlike the RS660. The suspenders are set up for the streets and gobble up rough roads like nobody’s business while keeping the bike in shape during spirited riding. I’d prefer more compression damping because g-outs can unsettle the otherwise rock-steady chassis, but most riders will be in good shape, and we wouldn’t shy away from a rip at the racetrack, either.
      Braking hardware is more premium than what you’ll find on most middleweight sportbikes, with a pair of Brembo 4-piston front calipers grabbing onto 320mm floating discs and a 2-piston Brembo rear caliper squeezing a 220mm disc, both offering great feel and stopping power. 

      Boiled down to its finer points, the Aprilia Tuono 660 takes up an exciting position within the jam-packed middleweight class. On one side are the more affordable, less powerful and less sophisticated Japanese offerings like the Honda CBR600R, Kawasaki Z650 and Yamaha MT-07. On the other side are other European middleweights that, while more comparable to the Tuono’s price tag and technology, are on the higher end of the middleweight spectrum, such as the Ducati Monster (937cc), KTM 890 Duke R and Triumph Street Triple 765 R, and thus offer more performance. In between sits the Tuono 660. 
      The Tuono 660 and RS660 are essential parts of Aprilia’s strategy. They attract new customers to the brand, and they serve as stepping stones to its higher-displacement models. Now Aprilia has middleweight counterparts to its popular, powerful Tuono V4 and RSV4 lineups.

      Tuono, which means “thunder” in Italian, is a name that carries serious weight in the naked segment. The new Tuono 660 lives up to the legend while adding a new dimension to the paradigm. Agile, user-friendly, wickedly fun and properly sporty, the 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 brings a lot to the party.

      To take advantage of this deal, head over to Mah Pte Ltd today to look at their range of Aprilia sports bike available and you might just find yourself riding home on a new Italian stallion!

      Mah Pte Ltd
      www.mah.com.sg
      Address: 1179 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328232
      Phone: 6295 6393
      2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 Specs:
      Base Price: To be advised Website: www.mah.com.sg Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl. Displacement: 659cc Bore x Stroke: 81.0 x 63.9mm Horsepower: 100 horsepower @ 10,500 rpm (claimed) Torque: 49.4 lb-ft @ 8,500 rpm (claimed) Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated wet slipper clutch Final Drive: O-ring chain Wheelbase: 54.3 in. Rake/Trail: 23.9 degrees/4.1 in. Seat Height: 32.3 in. Wet Weight: 403 lbs. (claimed) Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gals., last 1.0 gal. warning light on
    • By SBF
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