Ducati has turned the Scrambler into an electric bicycle

The Italian superbike manufacturer calls this thing the e-Scrambler
by Leandre Grecia | Jul 24, 2020
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It’s clear that Ducati wants in on all that alternative mobility hype. Back in May, the Italian superbike manufacturer revealed two new electric kick scooters in the Pro II and the Scrambler Cross-E, visualized by the Ducati Design Center itself. Now, Ducati has taken its popular Scrambler nameplate once again to develop yet another transport alternative but this time in the form of a different two-wheeler: an electric bicycle.

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The e-Scrambler as it is called is an “urban-ready” electric bicycle built by the Borgo Panigale manufacturer along with Thok. The e-bike features an aluminum frame and is equipped with a Shimano Steps E7000, a 250W motor that generates 60Nm of torque. Power is provided by a 504Wh Shimano battery that allows the bike to cover long distances.

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The electric bicycle sits on 27.5-inch Thok e-plus wheels shod in 27.5-inch Pirelli Cycl-e GT tires. It also sports a Sram NX 11-speed gearbox and Sram Guide T-4 caliper brakes, as well as other accessories such as a headlamp, tail and signal lights, luggage racks, mudguards, and a functional stand.

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The telescopic seat also comes as standard for more comfort and safety. The handlebar fitted here is from Thok, while the grips and the saddle are all Ducati. In total, the bicycle weights around 22.5kg, which isn’t too shabby for a bicycle with an electric motor and a battery.

The e-Scrambler is sold in Italy for €3,699, or around P210,000. What do you think? Seeing how alternative modes of transportation like these have gained popularity lately, do you reckon an electric bicycle such as Ducati’s would be a viable option here in the Philippines? Let us know in the comments.

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