Ducati to go green with its new electric bike

Italian sports motorbike manufacturer Ducati has collaborated with European electric bike manufacturer Thok e-bikes to produce an electric mountain bike- the Ducati MIG-RR.

The design of the new Ducati’s new electric bike has been created in collaboration with the celebrated Italian designer Aldo Drudi with aid from the Ducati Style Centre.

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The electric mountain bike space is growing quite rapidly around the world. Ducati’s attempt at making its way into that space sees the the MIG-RR being powered by a Shimano Steps E8000 engine. It sports Renthal carbon fibre handlebar, four-piston Shimano Saint brake calipers, Mavic wheels and 11-speed gears which are from Shimano as well.

There is a 504 Wh battery that is located under the lower tube to have a low centre of gravity and to improve stability and riding precision. The Ducati MIG-RR also has FOX Factory Karishma suspension, with 29-inch front wheel and 27.5-inch wheel.

The new electric bike MIG-RR enables its rider to tackle slopes that would otherwise be difficult without the help of the electric engine, while imparting an off-road experience on a relatively lightweight mountain bike.

The Ducati MIG- RR will be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan in early November this year with sales in Europe beginning in early 2019. Interested customers can order the MIG-RR from Ducati’s official website from January 2019.

The launch of the Ducati MIG-RR in India is still an unsure bet. India, which the world’s largest two-wheeler market, has seen as a a decent amount of growing interest in cycling and mountain biking, but the electric mountain bike space is still relatively unheard of in India.

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