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...
Ducati GP21 specs
|Years built||2021 - 2021|
|Engine type||V4 16 valve DOHC|
|Transmission||6 speed sequential manual|
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SpeedKing 5m ago
FastestLaps 5m 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.
196ss 5m 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:
FastestLaps 5m 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).
SpeedKing 5m 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.
dr. cosimo 5m ago @FastestLaps
'and I am sure it would be lots of fun'