Ducati showcase MotoE prototype at Vallelunga test

Ducati have released a video showing their MotoE bike in action for the first time with new test rider Alex de Angelis at the Vallelunga circuit.

Alex de Angelis, Ducati V21L MotoE test, Vallelunga, 2022. - Ducati Media.

Ducati has released a video which showcases their MotoE motorcycle, the V21L, showing it being ridden around the Vallelunga track in Italy.

The MotoE World Cup began in 2019 as a support series to MotoGP, and since its inaugural year it has been supplied by Energica. Last year, though, Ducati signed a contract with Dorna to supply the MotoE World Cup with bikes from 2023. 

It was a curious move by Ducati, who have not yet built an electric production bike, but the project continues to develop and now Ducati have released a video showing the bike being ridden around the Vallelunga track in Italy. 

The bike will be called the V21L, and, together with the video, Ducati announced former MotoE rider and ex-MotoGP star Alex de Angelis as one of the test riders for the project, alongside Michele Pirro, who was the first person to ride the bike back when it was debuted at a test in Misano last December.

Ducati remains keen to point out that this is just the start of the electric era for the brand, and it will be interesting to see in which direction they will take their electrification in the future.

The eMobility Director for Ducati, Roberto Canè, said, “Ever since we took the Ducati MotoE prototype to the track for the first time, development work on the project has never stopped, not even for a moment.”

Canè continued, “The hard work of the whole team is paying off for the efforts made through continuous progress, which is giving us great satisfaction. In just four months, our prototype has already tackled the curves of some of the main Italian circuits, providing positive responses. There is still a lot of work to do, but the direction is certainly the right one”.