Ducati Expands Its Brand via e-Scooters & Folding Bicycles. Seriously.

Urban travel is a particularly topical issue given many people’s reluctance to use public transport. Many are also put off riding motorcycles in the UK as the cost of CBT, insurance, finding there’s nowhere secure to park at work etc are all stumbling blocks. It’s hard to justify the expense of commuting via Ducati, although the Monster 821 model is an ideal traffic jam-busting tool. So what’s the solution? A small buzzboard of course; no tax, no insurance, just take your chances in traffic and off ya go.

But seriously, many cities are legalising e-scooters for urban use, despite the risks. And let’s not be rude here, these things are a hoot to ride. So Ducati is responding to 2020 market needs by presenting seven new products, created in partnership with MT Distribution.

The new range will consist of four electric scooters and three folding e-bikes under the Ducati, Ducati Corse and Ducati Scrambler brand. Designed for all those who want to move around the city with style and originality, the entire line will be available for purchase during 2020.

During the development of the products, special attention was paid to the design, curated by the Ducati Design Centre, which also collaborated with Italdesign for the folding e-bikes. The result is an innovative collection with an attractive design.

The scooters that come from the partnership between Ducati and MT Distribution have motors from 250W to 500W while the e-bikes are equipped with 250W motors (the maximum value stipulated by law for this type of vehicle). The first two electric scooters to be presented on the market are called Cross-E and Pro II, which will launch respectively on June 20 and July 6, 2020.

The Ducati Scrambler branded Cross-E scooter mounts so-called “fat” anti-puncture tubeless tyres (size 110/50-6.5”), which are also suitable for stretches of dirt or very uneven roads. This actually looks like a ton of fun.

Scrambler cross e ducati electric scooter

The brushless motor provides a continuous power output of 500W and guarantees excellent pick-up both at the start and on uphill sections, without undergoing any slowdown in pace. The 375 Wh battery guarantees an autonomy of up to 30-35 km, maintaining an average speed of 15 km/h. The sturdiness, also visual, of the frame gives maximum stability and riding comfort. The double front headlight allows the use of the vehicle at night with excellent visibility and the management of all the functions, including the 3 riding modes, takes place through the large 3.5” LCD display.

The Pro II, branded by Ducati, instead mounts a 350W continuous brushless motor and a 280 Wh battery, which allows you to cover 25-30 km in full comfort, thanks also to the rear suspension and the 10” puncture-proof tubeless tyres. The safety and ease of use of these vehicles are a fundamental prerogative of the Ducati product line, so the scooter has a double brake (electric front and rear disc) and a large 3.5” LCD display from which to monitor and manage all the settings.

The folding e-bikes, which will be launched on the market in the coming weeks, will have an innovative design and will be equipped with rear lights integrated in the seat post, a battery that is completely hidden in the frame and activation of the lights with twilight sensors. More information on the products will be available at the time of presentation.

Some models of scooters and e-bikes will also be available at Ducati dealers and in the Ducati Shop Online. For further information on the purchase and availability of products, please contact MT Distribution, whose contacts can be found on the website www.mtdistribution.it.

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