Here’s How Ducati’s First Electric Motorcycle May Look
CEO Claudio Domenicali has confirmed Ducati’s commitment to its electric motorbike future ventures while speaking at a Motostudent event in Spain.
“The future is electric, we’re not far from starting series production,” he commented.
Ducati enthusiastic are sitting on the edge of their seats, motorbike seats. There is a buzz amongst motorbike fans to get a bird’s eye view of the Ducati ‘Elettrico’ that will be direct competition for the Harley-Davidson’s Livewire. Although only rumored, the Ducati ‘Elettrico’ may graze us with its presence by as early as 2021.
This will not be the first time that Ducati is involved with the design of electric driven vehicles. They previously teamed up with the Milan Polytechnic School of Design to develop an electric Ducati concept, the Ducati Zero. The CEO was even spotted riding a Hypermotard electric motorbike with a Zero FX powertrain.
CEO Claudio Domenicali presented the famed designer Aritra Das concept showing what their e-model could possible look like.
While we can only speculate on the technical details of its power, the typically red exterior is defined with a clean and smoothly sculpted bodywork that features few distinguishable lines, most notably on the front. The design’s prominent mid-mounted motor leads to a sharp, cantilevered seat and rear tail. Besides the odd fake tank, which is necessary for knee grip and balance, it is a feast for the eyes. The fully faired Elettrico features a single-sided swingarm with offset mono-shock, a mid-mounted motor, chain drive, inverted front fork, and Brembo brakes are standard on many of Ducati’s current bikes.
A feather in Ducati’s cap is that they remain true to their brand. While other brands of electrical motorbike/bicycle manufactures struggle with the balance and even change their company name like Curtiss did, the Ducati ‘Elettrico’ screams: Proudly made by Ducati.