Monday, August 8

Ducati debuts in the Moto E with the electric V21L | Digital Trends Spanish

The manufacturer Ducati debuted his first electric motorcycle, the V21La model specially designed to compete in Moto E races.

The V21L prototype has that classic Ducati look, but it’s wrapped in carbon fiber and has a 150 HP electric motor with an 18 kWh battery. As detailed in an announcement last year, Ducati will be the exclusive supplier of the 18 bikes used for the FIM MotoE World Cup races from 2023 to 2026.

It weighs in at 225 kilograms (496 pounds), at just under half the weight of the battery, very heavy for a racing bike (143 pounds more than the ICE models), but still 26 pounds under MotoE spec for 2023.

The V21L can be charged to 80 per cent in just 45 minutes and has enough range to complete the required seven laps of key GP tracks. It has reportedly reached speeds of up to 171 MPH at the Mugello MotoGP Circuit in Tuscany.

“Right now, the most important challenges in this field remain those related to size, weight, battery autonomy and the availability of charging networks,” said Ducati R&D Director Vincenzo De. Silva, in a statement. “Helping the company’s internal expertise grow is already essential today to be ready when the time comes to put the first electric road Ducati into production.”

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