In 2023 the participants of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, where electric motorcycles compete, will switch to new equipment. Instead of the 160-horsepower Energica Ego Corsa electric bikes, the series will switch to the same Ducati MotoE electric superbike for all riders, which is currently undergoing riding tests. This is the first electric motorcycle in the history of the Italian manufacturer – before the appearance of the model, Ducati produced only motorcycles with a gasoline engine.
The first tests of the new electric bike began in December 2021 at the Italian race track Misano World Circuit, and in 2022 the tests moved to the Spanish Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.
Ducati factory rider Michele Pirro and his Italian compatriot Alex de Angelis, who has experience in MotoGP and WSBK, as well as in the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, became test drivers of the electric motorcycle.
Specifications of the new electric motorcycle Ducati MotoE have not yet been disclosed.
The V21L test prototype is being worked on by both the Ducati Corse factory division and the Italian brand’s research and development department to create a lightweight and powerful electric motorcycle for racing.