“The future is electric, we are not far from starting production from the series,” said Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali at a ceremony celebrating the winners of a student competition involving Ducati in collaboration with Bologna University, and not so perfectly translated by Google from Corsedimoto.com.

Given Ducati’s track record and that of the world’s oldest university, which has trained many engineers of Italian vehicles over the years, the Ducati electric probably won’t disappoint when it arrives. The when is still up in the air, but Domenicali has a record of getting things done.