In case you missed out, Energica Motorcycles has signed a new commercial agreement with Hudson Valley Motorcycles in New York State and the Northeast Region of the US. With this, the bike enthusiasts in the east coast would be able to enjoy retail presence of the brand.
According to the firm, New York has the fifth largest number of motorcyclists in the nation, with over 392,771 registered street bikes in 2017 and accounted for over 4% of all motorcycles sold in the country that year. The state is also the second largest market for EV vehicles.
Governor Cuomo has already set sights to add over 10,000 additional charging stations and expand the New York EV units in operation to 800,000.
“We know that riders have precisely the same concerns as drivers do about the range of EV and the frequency of charging stations. Like cars, this is the #1 barrier to purchase by consumers. Our bikes will travel for over 100 miles on a single charge, so the challenge is the number of places to charge up, especially DC Fast Chargers that Energica alone of all electric motorcycles is able to use,” Stated Stefano Benatti, CEO, Energica Motor Company Inc. “The massive build-out of charging stations planned for New York makes that state a rival for California as a market for electric motorcycles.”
“The attraction of electric for avid riders isn’t just ecological. It’s the immediate acceleration and absolutely linear torque,” says Richie Alexander, General Manager for Hudson Valley Motorcycles.
“We have a deep experience in sportbikes and racing, but also in electric; and this makes Energica a perfect fit for us. Energica’s high-performance bikes will be a great option for those of our customers who want something truly different and unique.”
“We saw enormous interest at the New York IMS show about Energica and that made us very excited to sign up with them. And we are already getting a ton of phone calls from riders wanting to test ride the most powerful electric motorcycles you can buy for street use.”