VIDEO: Watch Ducati’s All-electric Race Bike Sets The Race Track On Fire

Having nailed gas-powered race bikes, Ducati now has its eyes set on the EV space with the V21L

In a surprise move last year, Ducati announced that it’d be taking over from Energica to become the sole supplier for the MotoE World Championship.

Following up on this, the Borgo Panigale factory has released an official video of its electric race bike, dubbed the V21L, in action under the trusted hands of former MotoGP rider Alex De Angelis.

Ducati V21L Electric Race Bike Action Video

VIDEO: Watch Ducati's All-electric Race Bike Sets The Race Track On Fire
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The video, though just under one minute long, is packed with action and shows the ex-MotoGP rider setting the Vallelunga circuit on fire. Now, unlike the Panigales, there isn’t a loud growl that you can enjoy, but if you hear closely enough, there is a sort of whirring noise the V21L makes, which isn’t too bad. Let us know if you like it in the comments below.

VIDEO: Watch Ducati's All-electric Race Bike Sets The Race Track On Fire
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The video shows the rider getting through some crazy lean angles with the electric bike, suggesting that this is just as capable as Ducati’s gas-powered offerings

Judging from the video, Ducati’s all-electric prototype looks just as capable, fast, and radical as its gas-powered siblings like the Panigale V4 R, if not better. Not to mention, the V21L proudly dons race-only bodywork wrapped in a striking black and red livery.

The only thing missing from the video is a few sliding shots and a couple of wheelies, something we’re sure is coming in the future

Meanwhile, as you’d expect from a Ducati race bike, the V21L is replete with top-shelf components like forged alloy wheels, Öhlins suspension at both ends, and a race-ready dashboard, and race-only Brembo brakes.

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An all-electric Panigale sounds like something else, doesn’t it? Swipe up to know what else could come our way in the future.

In an official statement, Roberto Canè (Ducati eMobility Director) has said that ever since the bike’s first test run in December 2021, the testing hasn’t stopped even for a moment to get the bike ready for its late 2022 debut, just when the MotoE season ends.

All-electric Ducati Road Bikes In The Making

VIDEO: Watch Ducati's All-electric Race Bike Sets The Race Track On Fire
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The bike was being ridden at the Vallelunga circuit in the trusted hands of ex-MotoGP rider Alex Di Angelis

What’s interesting here for people like you and me, though, is that Ducati claims this represents the start of the company’s electric era, subtly hinting that an electric road-going Panigale is in the works, based on the V21L prototype.

Once that happens, we can then, of course, expect a whole lineup of electric motorcycles, including everything from nakeds to sportbikes to ADVs, just like Ducati’s current crop of gas-powered bikes.

Now that you know all this, check out the full video below:

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