The Ducati Futa is a performing e-road “for those who want to train, have fun and pedal to their maximum even over long distances and when covering the most demanding climbs,” said the firm.
It is a light e-bike that has a carbon fibre monocoque frame, featuring a sport endurance geometry. The lowered seat-stays and compact rear triangle make it comfortable while also generating less aerodynamic drag.
The engine is the FSA System HM 1.0 with 250W and 42Nm of torque. It is among the lightest in its category at 3.98kg. Overall, the e-bike weighs 12.4kg in size Medium.
There are five assistance levels that can be selected via the Garmin control on the handlebar.
In the FSA app, users can view statistics, system status, remaining battery life and charge status.
The standard FSA K-Force WE group set features a smooth and fast 2×12-speed wireless electronic shifting, 160mm disc brakes with adjustable UD carbon interchangeable levers and crankset with pedal arms in carbon.
Ducati has said that a limited number of 50 Futa units will be available that have more standard equipment and are lighter at 12.2kg.
Ducati’s e-bike range is also updated with an evolution of the MIG-S and the presentation of the TK-01RR limited edition.
The Ducati MIG-S is an All-Mountain bike suitable for any trail.
Aesthetically, it has a refreshed sporty livery design, and from a technical point of view, the MIG-S has a new high-performance Shimano EP8 drive unit.
The light engine can deliver up to 85Nm of torque and has a maximum servo assistance ratio of 400%.
Other updated components include new adjustable suspensions and 4-piston SRAM Guide T brakes with 203mm discs.
In 2022, the new Ducati TK-01RR limited edition is an even more exclusive version of the Ducati e-enduro designed for off-road challenges.
For difficult downhill sections, the bike features the Öhlins DH38 dual-plate motorcycle-style air fork (180 mm travel) and the Öhlins TTX spring shock absorber (170 mm travel) for more control.
The 11-speed Shimano Di2 XT rear electronic shifter provides fast and precise shifting, while the Magura MT7 brakes with 220 mm discs at the front, and 203 mm at the rear, are also of motorcycle derivation and are among the most powerful on the market, according to Ducati.
“The Ducati E-Bikes project was born in 2019 and immediately set itself the goal of offering pedal-assist bicycles with which to live unique and memorable experiences,” said Giorgio Favaretto, head of Ducati’s e-bikes business.
“The updates to existing models and the presentation of the new Ducati Futa give a further push in this direction, making up an even more complete and higher-performance range of e-bikes for 2022. In particular, the inclusion of the Futa allows us to welcome new enthusiasts of this world into our family.”