Ducati’s vary of electrical bicycles has been large information in Europe during the last couple of years since the company’s big e-bike debut. However right this moment Ducati is asserting that the motorbike model will lastly convey its e-bikes to the US.
The primary fashions to turn into accessible within the US at Ducati’s motorbike dealerships would be the Ducati E-Scrambler and MIG-S fashions.
Each fashions will probably be accessible later this month.
The Ducati E-Scrambler is an city trekking electrical bike that was announced back in July of this year and is powered by a Shimano STEPS E7000 motor.
That motor places out a nominal 250 watts (although actual world energy output is larger) and an precise 60 Nm of torque, all from the light-weight 2.8 kg (6 lb) mid-drive unit.
The motor is powered by a 504 Wh Shimano battery that will get mounted under the downtube to decrease the bike’s heart of gravity.
The E-Scrambler hasn’t been low-cost, priced at round US$4,200 in Europe – although the US worth will probably be decrease at US$3,999.
The MIG-S, however, is built purely for off-road riding. This electrical mountain bike makes use of the Shimano STEPS E8000 motor. The geometry of the body has additionally been up to date, with the body barely stretched compared to the previous model and a brand new seat tube angle.
The MIG-S will carry an MSRP of $5,295, thanks largely to a extra sturdy suite of elements.
Ducati’s most recently unveiled TK-01RR electric mountain bike model received’t be arriving within the US till February.
The TK-01RR options the recently released Shimano EP-08 mid-drive motor, weighing simply 2.6 kg (5.7 lb) whereas producing a formidable 85 Nm of torque. The e-bike offers as much as 400% help in its highest pedal help mode.
The TK-01RR body makes use of a extra vertically oriented downtube that additionally helps an underslung 630 Wh Shimano battery.
Ducati had previously announced plans to enter the US earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, however like many e-bike firms planning in an unsure market, they didn’t fairly pan out on the corporate’s authentic timeframe.
Electrical bicycles would be the first electrical two-wheelers to enter Ducati’s dealerships, however they might not be the final. Ducati’s CEO has previously confirmed that Ducati will produce an electric motorcycle, although we’ve seen no proof of progress on an electrical motorbike from the model.
Ducati isn’t the one motorbike firm hoping to leverage its motorbike dealerships to promote electrical bicycles.
Serial 1 Cycle Company was recently founded as an off-shoot of Harley-Davidson’s electric bicycle program. The bar-and-shield motorbike firm developed the e-bikes in-house after which determined to create a separate firm focusing purely on the e-bikes.
Whereas Serial 1 additionally sells direct-to-consumers by way of their web site, they’re leveraging the Harley-Davidson supplier community to promote bikes straight in collaborating dealerships.
Try our test ride video on the Serial 1 e-bikes under.
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