- Ducati will be the sole motorcycle supplier in 2023 MotoE racing
- The testing of the electric race bike is completed
- 23 units will be ready by mid-February
Ducati is venturing into new territory in 2023 as it will be the sole supplier of motorcycles for FIM Enel MotoE World Championship racing starting this year. The company has been working on an electric motorcycle for the same which has undergone rigorous testing for more than a year now. Now, after putting it through its paces at the Misano World Circuit Marco, Ducati has finally begun the production of this electric race bike
Christened the V21L, the production of these race motorcycles commenced in December 2022 and a total of 23 units are said to be ready by mid-February. While 18 of these will be ridden on the track, five units are being prepared as a backup. These motorcycles are being developed concertedly by Ducati’s R&D engineers and Ducati Corse team. The ‘V21L’ is said to be as efficient as the brand’s MotoGP motorcycles with its design process and project management being similar to its road-going sportbikes like the Panigale V4.
Ducati’s CEO, Claudio Domenicali said in his recent statement that the production of the Ducati MotoE bike is historic for them. With this project, the company is studying and experimenting with technologies that will be utilised for its future road-going electric motorcycles. This assignment will help the brand deliver the kind of weight, performance, and range that people expect from Ducati bikes. Also, this will be an important step towards environmental sustainability and Ducati’s contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions.