Ducati to launch production electric motorcycle

The Italian manufacturer's electric future was confirmed by CEO Claudio Domenicali at an event in Spain

Ducati Zero

DUCATI is ‘not far’ off launching its own electric motorcycle, the Italian manufacturer’s CEO has revealed.

Rumour of an electric Ducati have been afoot since 2017, when Managing Director of Ducati Western Europe Edouard Lotthé revealed plans for both an electric motorcycle and scooter by 2021.

And now CEO Claudio Domenicali has confirmed Ducati’s commitment to its electric future while speaking at a Motostudent event in Spain.

“The future is electric, we’re not far from starting series production,” he commented.

Ducati has previously played a hand in designing electric bicycles, and even worked with the Milan Polytechnic School of Design to develop an electric Ducati concept, the Ducati Zero. Domenicali has even been spotted riding a Hypermotard with a Zero FX powertrain.

However, this will be the first production electric Ducati, and if the manufacturer’s conventionally-powered models are anything to go by, it will be an absolute work of art and a worthy competitor to Harley-Davidson’s Livewire.

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