Ducati announces new $4.2k electric Scrambler

FlatSix911

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Nice styling, but not a great value at $4,280... more of an urban commuter bike than a mountain bike.

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Ducati is no stranger to electric bikes, having produced a number of them over the last few years as part of a partnership with electric bicycle company Thok. Previously Ducati has focused on high-performance electric mountain bikes, but now the company’s new Ducati e-Scrambler puts it squarely in urban territory. The e-Scrambler is an urban trekking bike with a Shimano electric bicycle system at its core. That means it features the Shimano Steps E7000 motor, which puts out a nominal 250 watts and an actual 60 Nm of torque, all from a pint-sized 2.8 kg (6 lb) mid-drive setup. Energy comes from a 504 Wh Shimano battery that gets mounted underslung-style to the downtube, a favorite mounting position for Ducati….. err, Thok.

There’s no word on the estimated range of the e-bike, but on a similar Shimano setup I can get around 75 miles of extrapolated range with a medium amount of pedaling effort. A Suntour XCR fork with 100 mm travel offers a bit of suspension relief up front, something the hydroformed 6061 aluminum alloy frame doesn’t. Brakes come in the form of a pair of 4-piston Sram Guide T units clamping down on some giant 203 mm rotors. Sram also provides the transmission, a NX 11-speed in the rear. Both are good components, though not at the top end of Sram’s parts hierarchy by any stretch of the imagination.

The Ducati e-Scrambler gets Thok’s e-plus wheels sporting Pirelli Cycl-e GT 27.5″x2.35″ tires.The bike even boasts a dropper seat post, integrated lights, and a rear rack rated for 25 kg (55 lb) loads — all in a bike weighing just 22.5 kg (49.6 lb) without the pedals. “Why without the pedals?” you may ask. Presumably because once you screw them on, you’ll have to say 50 lbs, which sounds a lot heavier to the marketing folks than 49.6 lb. For pricing, the Ducati e-Scrambler will run you €3,699 ($4,280). It’s available directly from Ducati as well as through their dealer network.
 
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Ebiker01

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It's very nicely made, the Shimano motor can go 32-33mph in delimit mode. Battery lasts a looooong time.
Price is very good. A Stromer clunker that breaks down every other ride is 7k, A Specialized Turbo SL that has a minuscule 320wh battery is 4k, A Bulls 28mph ebike is 5-6k.
 

FlatSix911

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It's very nicely made, the Shimano motor can go 32-33mph in delimit mode. Battery lasts a looooong time.

Price is very good. A Stromer clunker that breaks down every other ride is 7k, A Specialized Turbo SL that has a minuscule 320wh battery is 4k, A Bulls 28mph ebike is 5-6k.

Good point... compared to the other overpriced brands, the Ducati is a relative bargain. ;)

I really like the strong Shimano E7000 drive system combined with the large battery for a longer range.

The integrated battery design on the underside of the downtube looks good, but only works on-road... off-road would be a disaster in an Endo.
 
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fooferdoggie

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It's very nicely made, the Shimano motor can go 32-33mph in delimit mode. Battery lasts a looooong time.
Price is very good. A Stromer clunker that breaks down every other ride is 7k, A Specialized Turbo SL that has a minuscule 320wh battery is 4k, A Bulls 28mph ebike is 5-6k.
my bulls was 3600 3300 on sale but the price is not bad really.