Ducati Futa 2022 Electric Bike | High Consumption
A few years ago, Ducati Motor Holding teamed up with fellow Italian company THOK E-Bikes to develop what would become the prestigious motorcycle brand’s first electric mountain bike with the MIG-RR. Since then, the company has expanded its THOK e-bike lineup to include trekking, all-mountain and enduro bike models, and for 2022 it has now rolled out its first-ever pedal-assisted road bike known as the Ducati Futa.
Weighing just 27.3 lbs, the Futa is built around a unidirectional carbon fiber monocoque frame which has been mated to Vision AGX30 wheels with carbon rims and Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tyres, FSA disc brakes from 160mm, Trimax Carbon Aero handlebars, all cables routed internally, carbon crankset with carbon pedal arms and an FSA K-Force WE groupset backed by a 2×12 wireless electronic shifting setup. Mounted in the rear hub is an FSA System HM 1.0 motor that weighs just 8.8lbs, generates 250 watts and 31ft-lbs of torque, and draws a 250Wh FSA battery that is integrated into the bike’s downtube and can be supplemented with an optional 250 Wh range extender. As well as offering connectivity to a dedicated smartphone app, the Futa also features a handlebar-mounted Garmin controller that allows riders to choose between the model’s five levels of assistance and review metrics such as system status and remaining battery life.
Along with a new line of cycling apparel and accessories, Ducati is also offering a special run of 50 limited-edition Futa models equipped with a numbered plate, adorned with a special livery and packed with upgraded components, including the Campagnolo Super Record disc. brakes, Vision Metron 40 SL wheels with carbon rims and handlebars, the Garmin Edge Explorer GPS bike computer integrated into a custom handlebar mount and the 250 Wh range extender – all standard. Also for 2022, the Italian brand has introduced an updated version of its All-Mountain MIG-S electric mountain bike as well as an ultra-high-end limited edition of the Bologna brand’s TK-01RR enduro bike which, like the Futa Limited Edition, features a component suite comprised of some of the best parts money can buy.
Slated to hit dealerships starting in the fourth quarter of this year, the 2022 Ducati Futa electric road bike and Futa Limited electric road bike are priced around $8,500 and $13,250, respectively, while the MIG-S starts at $5,850 and the TK-01RR Limited Edition carries an MSRP of $12,045 – all of which are available in multiple frame sizes.