Ducati has released a video with the first images of its electric motorcycle for MotoE in action. Available on YouTube (see below) and on Ducati’s social media profiles, the video shows the bike in action on the Vallelunga track, ridden by former World Champion Alex De Angelis.
De Angelis participated in the 2019 edition of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup (the electric class of the MotoGP™ World Championship), and officially joined the development team, which among its test riders also counts the experienced Michele Pirro.
See the video of the bike in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWxU2uzFC70. When Ducati announced it, we were able to watch it, but at the time of publishing this article, the video was made private, so maybe you won’t be able to. In any case, we put the images here, so you can enjoy this new bike.
Roberto Canè, Ducati eMobility Director:“Ever since we took the Ducati MotoE prototype to the track for the first time, development work on the project has never stopped, not even for a moment. The hard work of the whole team is paying off for the efforts made through continuous progress, which is giving us great satisfaction. In just four months, our prototype has already tackled the curves of some of the main Italian circuits, providing positive responses. There is still a lot of work to do, but the direction is certainly the right one”.
The path that will take the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer to the role of sole supplier of motorcycles for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup starting from the 2023 season, is proceeding with great enthusiasm both on the track and in Borgo Panigale, thanks to the teamwork that is involving numerous company areas.
The “V21L” prototype comes about from the close collaboration and constant exchange of know-how between Ducati Corse and product R&D to create a motorcycle that is both highly performing and with a lightweight benchmark target for an electric motorcycle.
The MotoE project is undoubtedly an important step in the history of the company as it represents the start of the Ducati electric era. Over the next few months, the Borgo Panigale manufacturer will share further information on the technical evolution of the bike and on the subsequent steps concerning this fascinating and ambitious project.
Anyway, the company has already entered the electric world, with the launch of electric bicycles.
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