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Ducati e-Scrambler: This might be Ducati’s cheapest bike, and it isn’t even a motorcycle

e-Scrambler

Every little boy fantasises about riding a motorcycle one day. The freedom of the road, the incredible speeds, and the x-factor of riding a bike—it all plays into the dream. And of course, something along the lines of a Ducati bike is what most of these dreams are made of. They are expensive, however—so why not have a look at the comparatively affordable Ducati e-Scrambler?

PS: It’s not a motorcycle.

e-Scrambler

Ducati’s latest “bike” is an electric-powered trekking bike that’s designed for urban areas, and the company says that components are both high-end and inspired by the “Ducati Scrambler world”. At the heart of the e-Scrambler sits the Shimano Steps E7000 motor, which has an output of 250W and 60Nm of torque.

Shimano also provides a 504Wh battery which is mounted under the downtube of the bike, and all of that electric goodness is paired to a Sram NX – 11 speed transmission. There’s also a Lever Dropper Seatpost—a feature that’s usually reserved for mountain bikes—so that riders can adjust the height of their seats on the go (or rather, at traffic lights).

e-Scrambler

The Ducati influence goes beyond simply stickers, however—but only just. You get Ducati’s ergonomic grips, and a “Ducati Comfort Plus” saddle. At 22.5kg (without pedals), it’s certainly hefty; that’s to be expected, given the electric components mounted onto the bike frame.

There’s also a Suntour XCR fork to provide front-wheel suspension, along with Sram Guide caliper brakes to provide stopping power (courtesy of 203mm rotor disks). 27.5″ wheels are provided by e-bike specialists Thor, with Pirelli tyres to boot. In line with the “urban” branding of the e-Scrambler, you’ll also be able to load up the rear rack with up to 25kg of baggage.

We haven’t had a go on the e-Scrambler yet, although Overdrive says that the low centre of gravity and the design of the alloy frame helps to replicate the feeling of riding a traditional bicycle. Ducati doesn’t officially state the range of a single charge, but the folks over at Electrek predict that a “medium amount” of pedalling should be able to get you around 120km—which is pretty impressive.

The Ducati e-Scrambler won’t come cheap, unless you’re comparing it to Ducati’s actual scrambler motorcycles. In European markets, the e-Scrambler is priced at EUR3,699 (~RM18.4K), while the Ducati Store UK lists the e-bike at GBP3,835 (~RM20.9K). Orders are now open in select markets.

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