The 2023 Ducati V21L electrical motorbike prototype debuted at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli with Michele Pirro on board. It is the primary journey of the spec bike that may make up the 2023 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup schedule. The all-new Ducati V21L is a joint venture of Ducati R&D engineers and the Ducati Corse group.
“Testing the MotoE prototype on the observe has been an important thrill because it marks the beginning of an essential chapter in Ducati historical past,” mentioned Pirro, who has been testing Ducati highway bikes since 2013. “The bike is mild and already has stability. Moreover, the throttle connection within the first opening stage and the ergonomics are similar to these of a MotoGP motorbike. With out the silence and the truth that on this check we determined to restrict the ability to simply 70 p.c of the efficiency, I may have simply imagined I used to be on my bike.”
Roberto Canè, Director of eMobility at Ducati, has led the R&D engineers within the venture and is understandably excited in regards to the 2023 Ducati V21L: “We’re experiencing a very extraordinary second. I discover it arduous to imagine it is actuality and nonetheless not a dream! The primary electrical Ducati on the observe is phenomenal not just for its uniqueness, but in addition for the kind of enterprise – difficult each for its efficiency targets and for its extraordinarily brief timeframes. Exactly because of this, the work of the complete group devoted to the venture has been unbelievable, and immediately’s end result rewards us for the efforts of the previous few months. We’re undoubtedly not finished but. We do know that the highway forward continues to be very lengthy, however within the meantime we have now laid the primary essential ‘brick’.”
As is all the time the case with bikes powered by electrical energy, the most important obstacles are the battery pack. Most efforts are made to scale back the scale and weight of the batteries and improve the vary. “Ducati’s aim is to make high-performance electrical bikes characterised by their lightness accessible to all FIM Enel MotoE World Cup members,” mentioned an organization assertion.
The 2023 Ducati V21L is the corporate’s most important step towards producing a client road motorbike. “The goal is to create, as quickly as expertise permits, a Ducati on-road electrical car that’s sporty, mild, thrilling and capable of fulfill all fanatics,” Ducati mentioned in an announcement.
2023 Ducati Electrical Bike V21L Photograph Gallery
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