Ricardo Motorcycle Conference: Riding Future Technologies 8.0


06 November 2023



Light mobility vehicles


€750 (all prices exclude 22% VAT)


08:30 (Europe, Berlin)


Milan, Italy

During the one-day conference, we discuss the challenges, directions, and trends of alternative fuels for the motorcycle industry including hydrogen, EV motorcycles and last mile delivery, the implications of industrial design and software for the industry amongst other timely topics. The conference also gives participants the opportunity to develop their personal and professional networks in small and more intimate surroundings, prior to EICMA. 



Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed speakers will be from the following companies, more to be confirmed shortly.

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Ducati Supplier Logo
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Ricardo RMC
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Zero Motorcycles
Motori Minarelli

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We're pleased to announce an impressive line up of speakers for this year's Ricardo Motorcycle Conference.


Tea and coffee

Presented by Paul Etheridge, Director, Business Development, Ricardo

ACEM (European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers)

Presented by Antonio Perlot, Secretary General, ACEM

EV Motorcycles vs. EV Automotive: The Same, but Different

Zero will be exploring the relationship between electric motorcycles and automotive EVs, highlighting their shared characteristics while emphasising key differences driven by their markets and consumers.

  • Consider the distinct component and supply base requirements for EV motorcycles compared to Automotive EVs.
  • Zero has maintained its 100Vdc powertrain voltage where the automotive industry and competitors have been pushing to higher and higher voltages, we look at implications and consequences of these divergent approaches.
  • Look at how harnessing consumer insights and analysis provides valuable guidance in optimising electric motorcycle designs for specific use cases, customer needs, and vehicle efficiency.

Presented by Brian Wismann, VP of Product Development, Zero Motorcycles

The transportation industry is moving rapidly to more sustainable energy sources. The EU will officially ban the sale of new passenger cars and vans using internal combustion engines from 2035. This is driving a shift to electrification. Emissions rules for bikes are rapidly aligning with those for cars so potentially the same ban on internal combustion engines for motorcycles could be considered.

Moderated by Scott St.Clair, Global Vice President Operations & Supply Chain, Ricardo.


See-Bin Saw, Strategy & Business Planning, Vitesco Technologies 

Giampiero Testoni, Chief Technical Officer, Energica 

Matteo Achiluzzi, E-Powertrain Design Manager, Motori Minarelli Spa 

Stefano Patisso, Chief Technical Officer, MEC Srl

Hydrogen Small Engine & Mobility as the Multi-Passway

In order to realise a hydrogen-based society, it is necessary to produce, transport, store, and use hydrogen simultaneously. This paper discusses efforts related to large-capacity marine transportation demonstration tests, which encompass the demonstration activities for production, transportation, and storage. These activities are promoted by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and others.

Additionally, it delves into the topic of hydrogen small engines, which fall under the category of “usage.” Kawasaki Motors is also involved in this aspect.

Presented by Yoshimoto Matsuda, Executive Officer, Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Potential Motorcycle Euro 6 Emissions Legislation: Content, Challenges and Solutions

Historical trends may suggest convergence between passenger car (PC) and motorcycle (MC) requirements. Like Euro 7 for PC, Euro 6 may bring a paradigm shift in the regulatory approach. Potentially, we may see the focus of testing transition from controlled laboratory conditions to real-world, on-road scenarios, including certification processes. By drawing from recent PC developments, this presentation considers Euro 7 and then suggests a possible future for motorcycles’ emissions regulations.

Presented by Jon Andersson, Global Technical Expert Emissions, Ricardo

Refreshments and lunch provided

Trajectory Forecasting for Powered Two Wheelers by Roll Angle
Prediction with an LSTM Network

Active safety systems for powered two wheelers (PTWs) are considered a key pillar to further reduce the number of accidents and injuries to riders. Enhanced awareness for the current riding situation is required to improve the performance of current systems as well as to enable new ones; this includes the detection of the rider’s intention – the action that is planned by the rider for the short-term future. The prediction of a continuous trajectory for the upcoming seconds of the ride is one way to express rider intention. 

Presented by Karl Ludwig Stolle, Corporate Sector Research and Advanced Engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH.

There are about 50 to 100 ECUs in modern passenger cars with 100s of millions of lines of source codes. On the other hand, motorcycles normally have less than a dozen ECUs. They generally have more basic infotainment systems or instrument clusters compared to cars. Considering the technical limitations, what does Software defined vehicle mean to the motorcycle industry?

Moderated by Ty Kim, Head of Software & Digital, Ricardo.


Geoff Liersch, President, Two-Wheeler & Powersports, Bosch Corporation

Simone Di Piazza, Head of Innovation and R&D Services, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer, Zero Motorcycles

Guiseppe Corcione, Chief Technical Officer, Reinova

Revving up Sustainability: The Role of Industrial Design in Leveraging Sustainable Materials to Improve Product Appeal

Industrial design is essential in developing sustainable products that cater to consumers’ needs while reducing environmental damage. Tim C. McAloone notes that 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined during the design phase. Thus, industrial design plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable product strategies and achieving long-term business sustainability goals. Designers can create products using recycled materials, thereby reducing waste and attracting customers, which are more and more environmentally conscious, with a unique selling point.

Presented by Maurizio Tancredi, Head of Industrial Design, Ricardo.

Refreshments provided

Reproducing the Motorcycle Equation of Motion with Lumped Stiffness on Multi-Body Dynamics Model

This paper presents a novel simulation model for motorcycle motion. This model reproduces the equation of motion known as the 10 degrees of freedom (10-DoF) motorcycle model using multi-body dynamics. There are compelling reasons for employing multi-body dynamics to redevelop the equation model, thanks to advancements in computer technology that have provided versatile tools for model expansion.

Presented by Mr Motohito Ueki, CAE engineer, Yamaha

The Ducati MotoE Experience: Leveraging Electric Motorcycle Racing for Sustainable Mobility and Technological Advancement

The Ducati MotoE Experience paper provides a comprehensive exploration of Ducati’s ground-breaking involvement in the MotoE World Cup, an all-electric motorcycle racing championship. This session presents an in-depth analysis of Ducati’s journey in transitioning from traditional combustion engines to cutting-edge electric powertrains. It examines the motivations behind Ducati’s decision to enter the MotoE World Cup, highlighting their commitment to environmentally friendly mobility solutions and the promotion of renewable energy sources.

Presented by Roberto Canè, e-Mobility Director, Ducati

Presented by Paul Etheridge, Director, Business Development, Ricardo

Dinner and Drinks

Officina Milano
Via Giovenale, 7
20136 Milan

Conference Topics

We'll be discussing a number of topics throughout the conference including:

  • Hydrogen small engines and mobility
  • The benefits and challenges of electrified motorcycles
  • A new simulation model for motorcycle motion
  • Advanced rider assistance systems
  • Software and it’s future role in the motorcycle industry
  • Industrial design and it’s future role in leveraging sustainable materials
  • Future emissions legislation for motorcycles
  • Motorcycle racing – MotoE experience

Conference highlights

  • 1 day, in person
  • 8 hours live content
  • In-person networking


Industry experts

  • Panel discussions
  • Paper presentations


Strategic insights

  • Actionable direction
  • Technical roadmaps
  • Path to what next


Evening networking event

  • Ricardo hosted evening reception at exclusive location


Our panelists will be joined by Ricardo moderators.


We're excited to welcome an impressive line up of participants for our panel sessions.

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All attendees benefit from full access to all sessions and papers.

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All attendees will gain insights into industry leading developments.

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Industry Experts

Content delivered through panels discussions and paper presentations.

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Hospitality Included

All refreshments and lunch during the day are included. With dinner and drinks after the conference at an external venue.

About the Venues

The annual Ricardo Motorcycle Conference will take place at two locations in Milan.

The Ricardo Motorcycle Conference: Riding Future Technologies 8.0 will be held at the Museo Nazionale Scienza E Technologia Leonardo Da Vinci

Museo Nazionale Scienza E Technologia Leonardo Da Vinci
Via San Vittore, 21
Milano MI

Our post-conference hospitality will take place at Officina Milano!

Via Giovenale, 7, 20136 Milano MI, Italy

Located in Giovenale 7, a few minutes from the Navigli and Porta Ticinese. A location chosen for its historicity and that, despite having been modernized and redeveloped, refers to the Milan of the 50s, to the world of motorcycles and vintage cars.

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