A year ago, Access Plus Philippines announced the arrival of the Ducati pedal-assisted electric bicycles within the next few months. Three models were initially supposed to land: the top-of-the-line mountain bikes MIG-RR and MIG-S, and the retro-style commuter e-Scrambler.
As we’ve learned over the 15 months, nothing escapes the effects of COVID-19. Months of waiting eventually became a year, and the delivery of stocks was delayed. Recently, though, news about the arrival of the Ducati MIG-S—minus the two other e-bikes—came from the dealership.
As they say, good things come to those who wait, with the MIG-S now priced at P435,000 (from last year's P438,000). The bike is finally arriving this October, and Access Plus is already accepting reservations.
The model is a joint project between Ducati and Thok, a company that specializes in pedal-assisted e-bikes. It’s powered by a Shimano Steps E8000 250W motor, which is capable of speeds of up to 35kph. Weighing only 25kg, the E8000 is considered one of the lightest and most compact motors for e-mountain bikes.
Meanwhile, the power that alternately comes from the electric motor and pedal pushing is transmitted to a 12-speed Sram SX transmission 11-50, which allows the rider to tackle steep uphill conditions.
The 630wH Shimano battery positioned below the downtube makes the bike fit for long-distance travel. Designed for serious off-roading, the MIG-S is fitted with 29-inch front and 27.5-inch rear wheels.
Suspension needs are handled by a Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork and Fox Float TPS rear shock, while stopping power is provided by a pair of four-caliper Sram Guide T-brakes.
Are you ready for a supercharged off-roading session using a Ducati e-bike?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.
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