CRP Racing Unveils Electric Motorcycle

CRP Racing debuted tits new electric motorcycle, the eCRP 1.4, at the Bobino Club in Mulan recently. It is said to be the first electric motorbike made in Italy.

The light-weight bike is only roughly 350 pounds, and is equipped with a 7.4 kWh lithium-polymer battery module and dual DC motors. The electric motorcycle has a top speed of about 136 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

image via CRP Racing

The motorcycle is also fitted with a datalogger system that can record information from the front and rear suspensions and throttle, measure volts into and out of the controller, and monitor the temperature levels of the motors. The data will be integrated into the GPS to note speed and acceleration in real-time, giving the team the ability to create better racing strategies.

The bike is currently only available to rent for racing purposes, the base cost of which starts at just over $7,200 per standard three-day race.

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