Unveiled the MotoE 2023 of Ducati

Unveiled the MotoE 2023 of Ducati
The MotoE by Ducati (Source Ducati)

Ducati presents the V21L, the electric prototype with which the riders of the MotoE World Cup will run for four years, starting from 2023. Unfortunately, no official technical data, but it is already possible to understand some of Ducati's technical choices from the photos.

Last October, in a joint conference with Dorna Sport, Ducati announced that it would become the new supplier of the MotoE for four years, from 2023 to 2026 inclusive. Today the Borgo Panigale manufacturer has unveiled its prototype, currently called "V21L".
The Ducati MotoE is the result of the joint work of the Ducati Corse team and the Ducati R&D designers, led by Roberto Canè eMobility Director Ducati, and was brought to the track by Michele Pirro, Ducati test rider since 2013, who tested the technical characteristics and the potential of the first Ducati electric motorcycle.

The most critical challenges in developing an electric racing motorcycle are related to the batteries' size, weight, and range. The declared target of Ducati is to make available to all participants of the MotoE World Cup electric motorcycles that are high performing and are characterized by lightweight. The stated focuses of the project, in addition to performance, are weight containment and constant power delivered over the race, also achieved thanks to the attention to the development of a cooling system fit for the purpose.

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Roberto Canè, Ducati eMobility Director
“We are experiencing a truly extraordinary moment. I find it hard to believe it is reality and still not a dream! The first electric Ducati on the track is exceptional not only for its uniqueness but also for the type of undertaking: challenging both for its performance objectives and for its extremely short timescales. Precisely for this reason, the work of the whole team dedicated to the project has been incredible and today's result repays us for the efforts made in recent months. We are certainly not finished yet; indeed, we know that the road ahead is still very long, but in the meantime, we have laid a first important 'brick'."

Michele Pirro with Ducati MotoE on the track in Misano

Michele Pirro, Ducati test rider
“Testing the MotoE prototype on the circuit was a great thrill, because it marks the beginning of an important chapter in Ducati history. The bike is light and already has a good balance. Furthermore, the throttle connection in the first opening phase and the ergonomics are very similar to those of a MotoGP bike. If it weren't for the silence and for the fact that in this test, we decided to limit the power output to just 70% of performance, I could easily have imagined that I was riding my bike.”

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