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Ducati GP21 specs

Motorcycle type Sport
Years built 2021 - 2021
Origin country Italy
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Powertrain specs

Engine type V4 16 valve DOHC
Displacement 1000 cc
Transmission 6 speed sequential manual
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SpeedKing  2w ago

The Ducati GP21 bike weighs 157kg(dry weight) and has over 250hp(according to Ducati). Zarco recently said that his bike has 300bhp which would explain why he got the top speed record of 362km/h(225mph) at Qatar this year...

https://www.ducati.com/ww/en/racing/motogp/ducati-lenovo-team-bike-desmosedici-gp#:~:text=157%20kg%20(346.1%20lbs.)

 

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FastestLaps  2w ago

Yeah... good luck matching that kind of performance with electric bikes.... There would have to be some real battery tech breakthrough.

As it stands now, fuel burner engines are still best where power/weight matters most.

Unless you dont care about range at all.


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196ss  2w ago @FastestLaps

Your post made me interested in the topic of electric motorcycles (to be honest, I didn't even think about it before).
And I was kinda surprised that Harley Davidson makes EV bikes, and they are quite decent, judging by the appearance and characteristics:

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/cars/article/harley-davidson-livewire-review


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FastestLaps  2w ago @196ss

I wouldn't mind owning electric motorcycle and I am sure it would be lots of fun, but I looove engines. To me a motorcycle is an engine with some auxiliary attachments (front wheel and fork, back wheel and swingarm, seat, steering bar etc).


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SpeedKing  2w ago @FastestLaps

Yep by far the biggest problem with EV's regardless of type is longevity eg Formula E cars last 45 min and travel 80-90km before they run out of charge. The acceleration is 0-100km/h in 2.8, 0-150km/h in approx 4.7 sec so 765LT territory and top speed is 280km/h but because they race around short circuits they rarely get above 220 km/h. There would need to be a huge step forward in battery technology to catch up to F1 for example.


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dr. cosimo  2w ago @FastestLaps

'and I am sure it would be lots of fun'

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