Energica Eva Ribelle RS Electric Motorcycle Dominates at Laguna Seca
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Energica Eva Ribelle RS Electric Motorcycle Dominates at Laguna Seca

Photo of Energica beats outright electric lap record at Laguna Seca by Stefano Mesa aboard an Eva Ribelle RS motorcycle.
  • Energica’s Eva Ribelle RS excelled in the Super Hooligan series, showcasing the practicality and excitement of electric bikes.
  • Stefano Mesa set a new electric lap record at Laguna Seca with an impressive 1:31.272secs, beating the previous record by 0.1secs.
  • Energica’s achievement proves the potential of electric motorcycles, even on the challenging Laguna Seca track.

Laguna Seca witnessed history in the making as Stefano Mesa, the Colombian daredevil, dominated the circuit on his electrifying ride. Aboard Tytlers Cycle Racing’s #137 Energica Eva Ribelle RS, Mesa shattered the outright electric lap record, leaving onlookers awestruck.


Photo of Energica beats outright electric lap record at Laguna Seca by Stefano Mesa aboard an Eva Ribelle RS motorcycle.

Energica’s Mesa Shatters 12-Year Lap Record at Laguna Seca

“Records are meant to be broken, visions are meant to become reality,” declared Liva Cevolini, the CEO of Energica Motor Company, S.p.A. This feat marks another remarkable achievement for Energica, which has long been at the forefront of electric motorcycling.

The 1:31.272secs lap-time set by Mesa surpassed the previous record by a tantalizing 0.1secs. That record had stood firm for a whopping twelve years, even with numerous attempts to beat it. Energica’s triumph proves the enduring power of innovation and passion in the world of motorcycles.


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Making this accomplishment even more impressive is the fact that the Laguna Seca track had recently been resurfaced, slowing down the competitors during the race weekend. But Mesa was undeterred, defying the odds and pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycling.

Back in 2011, Steve Rapp set the previous record on the Mission R prototype race bike, a memory etched in the annals of electric racing. The Mission R’s 1’31.376secs during qualifying was untouchable, but Mesa managed to outdo it with his blazing 1’31.272secs lap-time.


Photo of Energica beats outright electric lap record at Laguna Seca by Stefano Mesa aboard an Eva Ribelle RS motorcycle.

The Energica Eva Ribelle RS – A True Showstopper On and Off the Track

Moreover, the Energica Eva Ribelle RS garnered further acclaim with its captivating design and aerodynamics. The bike’s sleek aesthetics, not only delivers heart-pounding performance but also boasts an eye-catching appearance that’s sure to turn heads wherever it goes. The combination of cutting-edge technology and striking design makes the Eva Ribelle RS a true showstopper on and off the track.


Photo of Energica beats outright electric lap record at Laguna Seca by Stefano Mesa aboard an Eva Ribelle RS motorcycle.

Pushing the Boundaries of Electric Motorcycles

“This is an incredible achievement!” exclaimed Giampiero Testoni, the CTO of Energica Motor Company. The Energica Eva Ribelle RS had undergone little change, yet it achieved an astounding record. It’s a testament to the relentless work of the company in creating motorcycles that exude both speed and excitement.


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Energica’s impact goes beyond record-breaking feats. The Super Hooligan series, where the Eva Ribelle RS showcased its prowess, is based on readily available road bikes. Energica has succeeded in demonstrating the potential of electric motorcycles in everyday life, without compromising on range, torque, power, or charging speed.

Now, as Energica comes full circle, the excitement continues with more Super Hooligan action. Join Tytlers Cycle Racing and Energica for the grand finale on September 8-10 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

“You wouldn’t want to miss this electrifying event!” With the Petronas iona Energica Eva Ribelle RS, Stefano Mesa promises to ignite the tracks once again. Get ready to experience the future of motorcycling firsthand!

This record-breaking masterpiece has set a new standard in the world of electric motorcycling, and it’s just the beginning.


Watch Video Now! An exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Energica at the 2023 National Hooligan Championship.

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AUTHOR: 

RANDI BENTIA

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