Look and listen as we get our first video of the Ducati racing electric motorcycle doing hot laps

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When we archetypal learned that Ducati would beryllium taking implicit Energica’s role arsenic the sole supplier of racing electrical motorcycles for the FIM MotoE electrical motorcycle racing series, the quality came arsenic a spot of a shock. At the time, Ducati didn’t adjacent person immoderate electrical motorcycles – astatine slightest not that they were showing off. Now we’re getting our archetypal look – and perceive – to the company’s upcoming electrical racing models.

The recently released video from Ducati follows 4 agelong months aft the institution archetypal showed america images of the Ducati V21L prototype.

That is the moving sanction of Ducati’s archetypal electrical motorcycle – though not its first electrical two-wheeler.

Back successful December of past year, the electrical motorcycle prototype performed a fig of laps connected the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli way without immoderate of america getting an up adjacent look.

That changes present acknowledgment to a caller promotional video that gives our archetypal bully look astatine the motorcycle performing immoderate blistery laps with a highly trained rider atop and showing disconnected Ducati’s ain unsocial centrifugal and concatenation dependable for the electrical motorcycle.

You tin cheque retired the video below.

[UPDATE: aaaand it’s gone. Ducati turned the video to “private” connected its authoritative YouTube transmission soon aft this nonfiction was written. We’ll re-update if they springiness america the video back. Or you tin cheque here to spot if it’s back.]

[UPDATE 1: aaaand it’s back, astatine slightest via idiosyncratic who downloaded the original…]

Perhaps astir interestingly, the V21L won’t conscionable beryllium Ducati’s archetypal racing electrical motorcycle, but the institution has already noted that it volition straight pb to Ducati’s archetypal user electrical motorcycle.

That was confirmed earlier this year by Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock.

We don’t person immoderate hard specs yet connected however the Ducati V21L whitethorn perform, but we person a bully thought of what the company’s benchmark is.

The motorcycle that Ducati volition effort to regenerate was the Energica Ego Corsa, which was known to deed speeds of up to 160 mph (257 km/h) during races.

Energica outfitted the motorcycle with a 110 kW (147 hp) liquid-cooled electrical centrifugal helping laic down 220 Nm of torque. So Ducati surely knowns the numbers to beat.

Ducati’s fully-faired V21L electrical racing motorcycle doesn’t supply galore glimpses of the exertion underneath the panels. We are capable to spot a single-speed setup with a concatenation thrust moving successful enactment with the swingarm pivot, helping to springiness a fewer clues astir the drivetrain. But the larger powertrain remains a enigma arsenic the artillery battalion is hidden distant from view.

The artillery pack has been cited by Ducati before as the main crushed they were antecedently incapable to physique electrical motorcycles, contempt companies similar Energica seemingly having figured it retired years earlier.

It present appears that Ducati has recovered the solution (and for its part, Energica has indicated that Ducati reverse engineered immoderate tech from Energica’s bikes), with the impervious being successful the pudding arsenic Ducati’s motorcycle flies connected the track.

We’ll beryllium backmost with much info arsenic soon arsenic Ducati is acceptable to spill the beans connected precisely what is going connected nether the panels of its archetypal electrical motorcycle.

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