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

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

Post by jonescg » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 13:40

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

Post by Richo » 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?!?
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Post by jonescg » Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 12:47

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

Post by antiscab » Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 23:01

Vectrix has no 12v battery.

Actually, no road ev bike has, aside from perhaps conversions
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Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Post by brendon_m » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 07:00

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?

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

Post by antiscab » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 08:41

Vectrix is 125v nominal, though it is customary to put in 140v nominal.

The ego is 300v

Zero is 102v nominal
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Post by brendon_m » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 10:39

Well scratch that one then.
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Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Post by mikedufty » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 12:48

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.

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

Post by Richo » Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 13:25

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...
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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