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Ducati electric mountain bike arrives in dealers

Published: 28 January 2019

Ducati's MIG-RR e-mtb is now available to order from European dealers, as well as through www.ducati.com, for €6250 (around £5412).

Tapping into a growing segment of the market, designed to allow adventurous cyclists to explore previously unreachable climes on tough off-road terrains, details of the machine were first revealed to the public at Eicma 2018.

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The MIG-RR is produced by Thok Ebikes, who are experts in both Down Hill mountain biking and BMX. Also involved in the project are Ducati’s Design Centre and Aldo Drudi’s D-Perf (Drudi is the man behind Valentino Rossi’s iconic crash helmet designs).

To help the bike conquer the rough stuff, it uses FOX Factory Kashima suspension with varying degrees of travel at the front and rear. Weighing just 22.5kg in a size M with no pedals, there's also a trick set of carbon fibre Renthal handlebars, Mavic wheels, four-caliper Shimano Saint brakes and an 11-speed Shimano XT gear set.

Powering the MIG-RR is a 250 Watt Shimano Steps E8000 motor weighing just 2.8kg – making it one of the lightest lumps in this market. Producing a staggering 51.6ftlb of torque (that’s more than a Yamaha R6) it’s powered by a 504 Watt-hour battery positioned underneath the down tube of the frame.

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