As of the 2023 season, Ducati will be the sole official supplier of bikes competing in the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, the electric class of the MotoGP™ World Championship.
The battery pack is the most binding and characterizing element in terms of masses and dimensions, which on the Ducati MotoE is characterized by a shape specifically designed to follow the natural course of the middle area of the bike.
The carbon fibre case of the battery pack also acts as a stressed part of the chassis with an aluminium monocoque Front Frame for the front area weighing 3.7 kg. The rear is composed of an aluminium swingarm weighing 4.8 kg. The rear subframe, which integrates the tail and the rider seat, is made of carbon fibre.
The Ducati MotoE has a total weight of 225 kg and can count on maximum power and torque figures of 110 kW (150 hp) and 140 Nm.
These values allowed in a circuit like Mugello to reach a speed of 275 km/h. The Ducati MotoE has a total weight of 225 kg and can count on maximum power and torque figures of 110 kW (150 hp) and 140 Nm respectively, which allowed it to reach a speed of 275 km/h on a circuit like Mugello.
The inverter, with a low weight of 5 kg, is a unit derived from a high-performance model used in motor racing for electric vehicles, while the motor (21 kg weight and a maximum rotation speed of 18,000 rpm) was developed by a partner following the technical specifications provided by Ducati.
The entire system is based on a voltage of 800V to maximize the output of the electric powertrain and, as a consequence, performance and range.
The prototype components are cooled by a particularly sophisticated and efficient liquid system with a double circuit designed to meet the different thermal needs of the battery pack and the motor/inverter unit.
This guarantees extreme regularity of temperatures with important benefits in terms of consistency of performance but also in charging times. In fact, it is not necessary to wait for the battery pack to cool to start the process. The Ducati MotoE can be charged as soon as it enters the garage, and it takes about 45 minutes to recharge it up to 80% of its range.