The new addition in the electric bicycle market is the “e-Scrambler” from Ducati, whereas the name arouses the interest of motorcycle enthusiasts. It is a true fact that the electric bike segment is in a boom as hordes and millions are now looking as an alternative way of fitness, transport and public conveyance.
The Italian brand has joined forces with e-bike manufacturer Thok E-bikes to create this trekking bike with high-end components inspired by the Ducati Scrambler world. The new Ducati e-Scrambler is equipped with a 250-W Shimano Steps E7000 mid-drive motor (60 Nm of torque) and a 504 Wh Shimano battery pack. Ducati does not provide an estimate of autonomy, but if one refers to the performance of other electric bikes equipped with the same engine and battery, the real autonomy could go up to 120 km (75 miles) in the eco mode.
Other notable components are the Suntour XCR34 forks or the 27.5-inch Thok e-plus wheels (mounted on Pirelli Cycle e rims). Driving pleasure and ease of use are guaranteed by the Sram NX transmission with 11 speed (11-42), Sram 4-piston brakes. A wealth of accessories essential for everyday use such as aluminium mudguards, luggage rack designed to carry side bags, a kickstand, and a telescopic seat is on offer for enhancing comfort and with all these, the final weight of the e-Scrambler is 22.5 kilograms, which is absolutely the ideal average for an e-bike.
The low center of gravity and the geometry of the 6061 and alloy frame allow the e-Scrambler to offer the same driving sensations as a traditional bike, making it, in fact, the ideal companion in the city or to enjoy the country roads.
This is not Ducati’s first collaboration with Thok, the MIG-RR electric-assist mountain bike made its debut at the Milan Motorcycle Show in 2018. The new Ducati ride is available in four frame sizes, with yellow/black being your only color option, and is priced at €3,699 (about US$4,285). A high budget no doubt but certainly can be justified for users seeking electric bicycle versatile for the daily commute.
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