Ducati is following proper behind fellow bike producer Harley-Davidson in rolling out new electrical bicycles for the 2021 season.
Whereas last week’s announcement from Harley-Davidson noticed new urban-oriented e-bikes from the legacy bike producer, Ducati’s e-bikes are designed for the filth.
The most recent electrical mountain bike to earn the Ducati badge is the brand new TK-01RR electrical enduro bike.
The TK-01RR options the recently released Shimano EP-08 mid-drive motor, which weighs a mere 2.6 kg (5.7 lb) but outputs a formidable 85 Nm of torque.
It additionally provides as much as 400% help in its highest pedal help mode — the equal of getting three pals serving to you pedal up a steep mountain path.
The TK-01RR body makes use of a extra vertically oriented downtube that additionally helps an underslung 630 Wh Shimano battery.
Similar to the Harley-Davidson powered e-bikes from Serial 1, Ducati has seen the knowledge in positioning the battery beneath the downtube with a view to centralize the mass as a lot as doable and scale back the middle of gravity. It’s to not the identical diploma that Serial 1 achieved, however Ducati can be restricted by not designing their very own frames. As an alternative, they associate with the Italian electrical bicycle firm Thok.
The geometry seen within the TK-01RR is befitting of extra excessive electrical enduro using, with a head tube angle of 64.5 levels and a seat tube angle of 75.5 levels.
The TK-01RR sports activities Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes and a 12-speed transmission. It additionally exhibits off a 180 mm Öhlins RXF 38 fork and 170mm Öhlins TTX rear shock. Rounding out the spec sheet are a pair of the newest Pirelli Scorpion e-MTB S tires.
Priced at €6,999, this isn’t an e-bike for the faint of coronary heart or mild of pockets.
Ducati additionally up to date its present electrical mountain bike lineup.
The present MIG-S that we saw last year acquired the newest Shimano battery and is powered by the Shimano STEPS E8000 mid-drive motor. Ducati additionally up to date the body by stretching the highest tube and rising the seat publish angle to 74.7 levels.
The MIG-S is priced at a barely extra achievable €4,890.
Duacti doesn’t solely supply devoted electrical mountain bikes, but additionally not too long ago launched a trekking line as effectively. The Ducati e-Scrambler rocks the Shimano E7000 sequence mid-drive motor and a smaller 504 Wh battery.
Whereas the battery is smaller than the brand new TK-01RR, the dearth of a throttle on these European pedal-assist e-bikes implies that the bikes are nonetheless more likely to obtain lengthy ranges throughout regular utilization.
There’s nonetheless no phrase but on a possible Ducati electrical bike, regardless of Ducati’s CEO teasing a new electric direction for the company early last year.
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