The Italian brand Ducati is positioned in the juicy segment of VAE with a trekking model designed for hiking but which should also be very suitable for urban use.
Ducati, this name generally arouses the interest of motorcycle enthusiasts but not really lovers of the little queen. And yet, the transalpine manufacturer has opened up to the electric bike with a MIG-RR enduro VTTAE and now a trekking VAE called e-Scrambler. An interesting frame in more than one way, both for its very versatile profile and for its level of equipment.
As with its electric mountain bike, Ducati has teamed up with the Italian e-bike manufacturer Thok to design this model which promises to be as comfortable in the city as in the forest. To do this, the manufacturer used an aluminum frame with a pronounced sloping design to make it easier to step over. The engine is entrusted to the Shimano Steps E7000 motor duo (250 W, 60 Nm of torque) and its 504 Wh battery. Ducati does not provide any estimate of range but if we refer to the performance of other electric bikes equipped with the same Shimano motor and battery, the actual range could be up to 120 km in eco mode.
The Ducati e-Scrambler is very well equipped from the outset. © Ducati
A complete and quality assembly
The Sram NX transmission develops 11 gears on an 11-42 chainring. The hydraulic disc brakes are 203mm Sram Guide T 4 pistons and the 27.5 inch wheels are fitted with Pirelli Cycl-e GT 2.35 tires specially designed for the electric bike. A very good point for the integrated lighting, the kickstand, the aluminum mudguards and the luggage rack (which can accommodate saddlebags and 25 kg of payload) as standard where many competitors offer this equipment as an option. We also appreciate the presence of a telescopic seat post, a rarity on this type of bike, which will help the cyclist to get on and off his two-wheeler, especially when it is loaded. The total weight is 22 kg, which is average for an eBike.
The Ducati e-Scrambler is offered at 3,699 euros. A high budget, certainly, but which can be justified for users who are looking for a versatile electric bike for their daily cycle and green breaks.
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