EMN has been contacted by Alessandro Lupo who has asked us to publish one of his projects. We all heard the rumours about Ducati going electric. We all have seen the designs from various concepts at social media. But this guy was curious and imagined how the new Ducati could be like …
“Having recognized the stylistic features of the Borgo Panigale house, I chose the most iconic model: Monster. The difficulty lays in reporting those aspects that characterized Ducati, which only built motorcycles with an endothermic engine, on an electric vehicle (capable of differentiating itself).
Mixing the vintage style of the Cafe Racer, the beauty of the Ducati brand and the architecture of an electric motorcycle, I designed the Ducati Monster Electric Concept.
Aesthetically appealing; to give the sensation of speed, most of the volumes fall on the front. This means that the tank is very low and almost invades the front wheel and the rear has no tail, so as to give greater optical lightness and make the tire appear even larger.
This presents the typical trellis frame fixed no longer to the engine but to the battery which, placed inside a carbon cover, becomes structural. The tank, of considerable size, no longer has the traditional fuel reserve function. This becomes a convenient trunk to store the helmet and various objects. In addition, the “fake” tank is composed of two easily interchangeable side covers to update the style.
The bike, with the combination of materials such as ABS, brushed aluminum and carbon, creates distinct “zones” that at the same time form part of the same assembly.
The meticulous research of the details (like the components milled from full with angles of 45 ° and brushed) must give the perception of “premium”. A luxury that is now present in cars but not in motorcycles.
The cycling odds are more like a sport bike than a naked one, to make the most of a powertrain with lots of torque.”