The prototype Ducati V21L MotoE is at a more advanced stage of development than we might have expected as a working prototype has already been successfully tested at the Misano Circuit.
At the moment we are looking at the first version of the prototype, which is planned to be used in the MotoE World Championship from 2023. And although the news of a supplier change in MotoE surfaced a couple of months ago, Ducati appears to have been working on the project for a long time. The design of the prototype is not identical to Ducati superbikes, but the silhouette can be traced. The motorcycle is equipped with a double-sided swingarm and a link rear suspension.
The body kit of the Ducati V21L is made of carbon fiber to apparently reduce the weight of the motorcycle. The cantilever tail is also made of carbon fiber. At the bottom of the front, you can see a small oil cooler, which probably serves to cool the batteries. Among other things, the prototype Ducati V21L MotoE is equipped with Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and Marchesini wheels.
In Misano, the prototype was tested by Michele Pirro, and he was lucky to work on both dry and wet asphalt.