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Ducati launch new electric mountain bike ahead of EICMA 2018

Published: 31 October 2018

Ducati have revealed the details of a new electric mountain bike, set to be unveiled on Sunday 4 November at the EICMA show in Milan. 

Produced in collaboration with Thok Ebikes, the Ducati MIG-RR e-mtb is set to arrive in European dealers next spring and taps into a growing segment of the market, designed to allow adventurous cyclists to explore previously unreachable climes on tough off-road terrains.

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Thok Ebikes are experts in both Down Hill mountain biking and BMX and worked in conjunction with Ducati’s Design Centre and Aldo Drudi’s D-Perf on the project (Drudi is the man behind Valentino Rossi’s iconic crash helmet designs).

To help the bike conquer the rough stuff, the bike 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, it uses 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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