Ducati has shared many more; details of the electric motorcycle that is developing for the MotoE championship. After having briefly seen it in action on the track through a series of videos that the manufacturer has shared in the past, we can finally find out much more; about this project.
The electric motorcycle, codenamed V21L , for the Borgo Panigale company & egrave; very important as it will be able to experiment with technological solutions in the world of competitions and work to ensure that all of this & ograve; which is developed in this area can then land on the production models. As we know, motorsport is; always a & quot; laboratory & quot; perfect where you can experiment with new technologies.
MOTOR AND BATTERY
To create the new electric motorcycle for the MotoE championship, the company created a team that brought together the designers of Ducati and by Ducati Corse. The creation of the bike followed the procedure that is usually adopted on production bikes. Ducati highlights that the division of tasks and the continuous dialogue between the people who made up the team were fundamental throughout the development of the bike.
But let's get to the details of the new electric Ducati. The weight of the bike is; of 225 kg , that is; 15 kg less than the minimum requirements imposed by Dorna and FIM. The electric motor has a power of 110 kW (150 hp) with 140 Nm of torque. Speaking of performance, & egrave; it has been reported that on the Mugello straight the bike is; arrived to touch 275 km/h .
The battery pack that & egrave; the most important element binding for mass and size, & egrave; it has been designed to have a shape designed to follow the natural course of the central area of the bike. It weighs 110 kg and has a capacity; of 18 kWh . The cells are of type 2170 (1,152 in total). The socket is located in the codon. The accumulator can be refueled at a maximum power of 20 kW (45 minutes to reach 80% of the battery capacity).
The engine weighs 21 kg and can get to 18,000 revolutions per minute. The unit & egrave; was developed by a partner following the specifications required by Ducati. The inverter (99% efficiency) weighs only 5 kg and comes from a model used in motor racing. Ducati's electric motorcycle uses an & # 39; 800 V architecture .
Ducati has paid close attention to the development of the cooling system . The components, says the company, 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. The technical solution adopted made it possible to guarantee stable temperatures to the benefit of constant performance.
TOWARDS THE DEBUT IN MOTOE
The company is went even further in telling the secrets of his electric motorcycle and added that the battery pack casing is made of carbon fiber and also acts as a stressed part of the chassis, similarly to what happens for the Ducati Panigale V4 engine.
We then have a monocoque frame Front Frame in aluminum for the front area weighing 3.7 kg. The rear end is; composed of an aluminum swingarm weighing 4.8 kg with geometry very similar to that of the Ducati Desmosedici engaged in MotoGP. The rear subframe, which integrates tail and rider seat, & egrave; made of carbon fiber.
Speaking of chassis, it stands out at the front a pressurized fork & Ouml; hlins NPX 25/30 with upside-down stems with a diameter of 43 mm derived from the component used on the Superleggera V4, while at the rear it is; There is a fully adjustable & Ouml; hlins TTX36 shock absorber. The steering damper & egrave; a & rsquo; unit & agrave; & Ouml; hlins adjustable.
And as regards the braking system, we find a solution developed by Brembo . In front & egrave; present a double 338.5 mm diameter steel disc with fins on the internal diameter in order to increase the heat exchange surface and improve cooling during heavy use on the track. The front double disc & egrave; combined with two GP4RR M4 32/36 calipers with PR19/18 radial pump.
Behind, however, we find a single 220 mm diameter and 5 mm thick disc with caliper P34 and PS13 pump. The riders Michele Pirro, Alex De Angelis and Chaz Davies also contributed to the development of the bike. Through the work on electronics we & egrave; aimed at obtaining an accelerator response similar to that of a & rsquo; unit & agrave; endothermic. The work plan of the Ducati MotoE project is; already reached an advanced stage of development and is proceeding at a rapid pace towards the debut of the bike in the next MotoE season.
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