It could appear to be Could remains to be some time away, however all it takes is a blink – and increase.
You’re at Vallelunga’s circuit, ready for the tire-on-tarmac scream of 2023 MotoE with a handful of munched cuticles and the finest view the annum’s electrical races can afford.
For this yr, Ducati’s long-anticipated V21L prototypes might be equipped to a complete of 9 groups, all celebrating 5 years of MotoE motorcycling!
Naturally, the festivities are accompanied by greater than slightly nostalgia from Ducati’s CEO Claudio Domenicali; the person reminds everyone in a latest press launch not solely that the 18 proffered bikes are probably the most prototypes Ducati’s ever handled, however that electrical energy is simply that necessary to the Bologna-based model.
“The choice to take part within the MotoE World Championship as the only provider of the bikes is a cornerstone of the Ducati technique… in truth, electrification, along with the introduction of carbon impartial fuels for inner combustion engines (e-fuel), might be essential to cut back Ducati’s carbon footprint and permit us to realize our long-term sustainability objectives.”
“With the V21L, we needed to problem the bounds of the sector by aiming to create probably the most performing electrical motorbike ever made for the monitor… Having 18 riders with completely different wants and driving kinds on the monitor on the identical time represents an ideal alternative for Ducati to review what might grow to be the character of a future electrical Ducati,” finishes Domenicali.
A fast reminder that Ducati’s taken the V21L prototype and given her the total race-ready remedy. Meaning 496 lbs (~77lbs lighter than Energica’s models) will showcase 150hp and 103.3ft-lbs of torque for a high pace of 170.9mph.
The above cheddar will translate by way of top-tier Brembo brakes, Öhlins suspension, Michelin tyres, and the nifty addition of a liquid cooling system, to permit the bike to be recharged ASAP (estimations guess the bike wants round 45 minutes to succeed in 80% charging capability).
Keen to maintain up with the MotoE efforts? Ducati now has an internet site web page for that, so head over for a gander or three.
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