Ducati has expanded its range of electric bikes with the launch of the Futa, marking the storied Italian brand’s first-ever road model that blurs the lines between a traditional road bike and a pedal-assisted eBike.
The Futa, which gets its name from the Futa Pass between Bologna and Florence, features a carbon fiber monocoque frame designed to optimize speed and aerodynamic efficiency.
It comes equipped with a 250W FSA System HM1.0 rear hub motor with an integrated FSA battery, delivering five levels of assistance that’s selectable via a handlebar mounted Garmin controller. Moreover, the system is designed to integrate with the FSA app, providing rider’s with valuable information such as remaining battery life, charge status, ride data and system stats.
The Standard Futa comes with a K-Force WE 12-speed electronic drivetrain and FSA hydraulic brakes, while the Limited edition model is equipped with a Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic groupset.
Additionally, the Limited edition features a Vision Metron Carbon 5D ACR integrated handlebar and stem, along with Vision Metron 40 SL wheels. There’s also the option of a 250Wh range extender battery and a Garmin Edge Explorer GPS computer, complete with a custom handlebar mount.
As for the Standard, the bike is fitted with a Vision HB Trimax Carbon Aero bar and Vision AGX 30 wheels, while both models come shod with Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tires.
Four sizes of each version of the Futa will be available, with a size medium in the Standard edition weighing in at a respectable 27.3 pounds, while the Limited edition tips the scales at a more svelte 26.9 pounds.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but Ducati says the bikes will be available in the USA during the fourth quarter of 2022.
Also, Ducati will offer a special livery for the Limited edition model that’s inspired by the Ducati Corse racing program, with only 50 numbered bikes available.
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