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A year after Ducati Test Rider Michele Pirro put it through its paces for the first time at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, production of the stunning Italian marque bikes that will compete in the 2023 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship is well underway.
Having begun in December 2022, by mid-February every bike – the brand-new V21L – that will be competing in the 2023 World Championship will be completed. Each of the prototypes is assembled by expert technicians in Ducati’s MotoE™ Racing Department with the same process, precision and attention to detail typical of the high craftsmanship used to build a MotoGP™ bike.
V21L is the MotoGP™ of electric motorbikes, combining the electronic technologies and chassis dimensions developed by Ducati Corse with the design process and project management typical of a road bike like the Panigale V4.
Claudio Domenicali, CEO Ducati: “The start of production of the Ducati MotoE is a historic moment for our company, which with this project is thoroughly studying the technologies of the future for the world of motorcycling. It is an important area of experimentation, in which we are investing to build know-how, so that we will be ready when battery technology should allow the creation of an exciting electric road bike with the weight, performance and range that enthusiasts expect from a Ducati. We are therefore embarking on this new adventure with the aim of developing the people and skills within the company to shape what the character of a future Ducati electric road bike might be.
“The MotoE project represents a decisive step for Ducati to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions on the product side, alongside research into synthetic fuels (eFuel) that can reduce the total CO2 emissions of internal combustion engines to zero. Environmental sustainability is something that all individuals and all companies must consider a priority if the delicate balance of the planet is to be preserved. Ducati is committed to this also at industrial level, and the construction of the new Finitura e Delibera Estetica area classified as Nearly Zero Energy Building is just the latest example.”