Bologna-based manufacturer, Ducati, made it clear that they are not yet ready to jump on the electric motorcycle bandwagon. However, when they finally do, Italdesign will be ready with a proposal for them.
Italdesign is a design and engineering company and brand based in Moncalieri, Italy founded by legendary car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro. It designed cars like the 1972 Lotus Esprit, 1974 Volkswagen Golf, 1981 DMC DeLorean, and 2004 Maserati MC12.
For its electric motorcycle concpet, Italdesign took a look at the 1974 Ducati 860 and reimagined it as an electric motorcycle.
Dubbed as the Ducati 860-E Concept, it keeps some of the iconic lines of the original Ducati 860 GT, which was originally manufactured between 1974 and 1979.
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Italdesign maintains that Ducati did not commission their services for the 860-E Concept, and that, “it was only an exercise.” Still, they were kind enough to share this vision with the public.
As a backgrounder, Italdesign is now owned by Lamborghini, sister company of Ducati, under the Volkswagen Group. As such, it's not surprising Italdesign took the liberty to design an electric motorcycle, despite what Ducati thinks.
Being just a design study, Italdesign did not go into details like what will power it, what battery it will use, or even its range or charging time.
While just a render, the video above shows the 860-E Concept rocking Brembo brakes, LED lights with scrolling turn signals, and an impressive suspension package, possibly from Öhlins.
With permission or not, this electric motorcycle is definitely a must-have if it sees production.