Ducati MotoE: Alex De Angelis rides Ducati's electric bike on track

Ducati MotoE: Alex De Angelis rides Ducati's electric bike on track
Ducati MotoE
Ducati MotoE on track in Vallelunga (Photo: Ducati)

Ducati MotoE - The development path of the Ducati MotoE project proceeds at a fast pace with continuous progress shown during the tests which in this first phase are touching the main Italian circuits. Former MotoGP rider Alex De Angelis has joined the Ducati project MotoE with the role of tester for the “V21L” prototype.

From the first track test, carried out at the Misano World Circuit in December 2021, the development of the Ducati MotoE, Ducati's first electric motorcycle, proceeds constantly through the analysis of the data collected, technical developments and numerous tests carried out internally and at important motorcycle circuits.

Roberto Cane (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 viceo of the Ducati MotoE in action at the Vallelunga circuit (Source: Ducati)

In the video, shot on the Vallelunga track, the Ducati MotoE is led by former MotoGP rider Alex De Angelis, who took part in the first two editions of the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup, in 2019 and 2020. The San Marino rider has therefore officially joined the development team, which among the test riders can also count on the experience of Michele Pirro, the first to get on the prototype.
The path that will lead the Borgo Panigale motorcycle manufacturer to the role of sole supplier of motorbikes for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup (the electric class of the MotoGP ™ World Championship) starting from the 2023 season, proceeds at a fast pace both on the track and in Borgo Panigale, thanks to the teamwork that is involving numerous areas of the Italian company.

The "V21L" prototype comes about from the close cooperation 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 project MotoE it is undoubtedly an important step in Ducati's history as it represents the beginning of Ducati's electric era. Over the next few months, the Borgo Panigale manufacturer will share further information on the technical evolutions of the bike and on the subsequent steps concerning this fascinating and ambitious project. 
Photos: Ducati

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