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Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 13:40
by jonescg

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:26
by Richo
Energica wrote: Unlike many other brands, Energica doesn’t use a dedicated 12V system for the bike’s electronic systems
Well there goes safety and aus compliance out the window.
I'm guessing this is a track bike only?!?

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:47
by jonescg
Richo wrote:
Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:26
Energica wrote: Unlike many other brands, Energica doesn’t use a dedicated 12V system for the bike’s electronic systems
Well there goes safety and aus compliance out the window.
I'm guessing this is a track bike only?!?
Zero motorcycles don't use an auxiliary battery either... They got through somehow.

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 23:01
by antiscab
Vectrix has no 12v battery.

Actually, no road ev bike has, aside from perhaps conversions

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 07:00
by brendon_m
What voltage are most ev bikes? 48v? Because if so then that's low voltage anyway.
Also the 12v battery regs are for cars, bikes are a grey area on ev compliancing, so that's another loophole.
And also also what year were the bikes complied vs year the ncop14 was put in effect?

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 08:41
by antiscab
Vectrix is 125v nominal, though it is customary to put in 140v nominal.

The ego is 300v

Zero is 102v nominal

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 10:39
by brendon_m
Well scratch that one then.
So handshakes lined with cash?

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 12:48
by mikedufty
Shouldn't it look more charred?

I guess if the rationale for the 12V secondary system is to allow things like hazard lights and door locks to function when the drive battery is isolated, then it makes sense not to apply to bikes that don't have any of that stuff anyway.

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 13:25
by Richo
ADR19 6.9 re the indicators used as hazard warning.
Seems there is NO requirement for the bike to be OFF and flashing.
ie the bike can be ON to flash unlike a car.

So there is NO requirement to have a 12V battery.
Other than isolating the HV traction pack.
But hey if they want 300+ volts running around the bike 24/7 that's their choice.

So I retract my statement about aus compliance. :oops:
Not safety tho...