While we’re mainly inveterate roadies here who seldom write anything about mountain bikes, when a storied brand like Ducati announces it’s entering the e-Bike market, it’s news worth writing about.
Indeed, Ducati is set launch its first electric-assist mountain bike called the MIG-RR during this month’s Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA), which was designed alongside fellow Italian brand Thok Ebikes.
The MIG-RR is an offshoot of Thok’s MIG series, which features the usual combination of a 29-inch wheel with 170mm of travel up front, along with a 27.5-inch wheel with 160 mm of travel at the rear.
Additionally, the bike is also equipped with a FOX Factory Kashima suspension, carbon fiber Renthal handlebars, Mavic wheels, four-piston Shimano Saint brakes, an 11-speed Shimano XT drivetrain and a Shimano Steps E8000 motor powered by a 504 Wh battery.
Ducati chose to position the battery underneath the downtube, claiming that it helps produce a lower center of gravity for the 22.5 kg (49.6 lb) bike.
Although the MIG-RR is currently not being offered for sale on the US market, European buyers will be able to order it online starting in January, with distribution throughout Ducati’s European dealership network beginning next spring. Pricing will be announced when it debuts at EICMA this month.
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