A few years back, Ducati Motor Holding partnered with fellow Italian firm THOK E-Bikes to develop what would become the prestigious moto marque’s inaugural electric mountain bike with the MIG-RR. Since that time, the company has furthered expanded its range of THOK-powered ebikes to include trekking, all-mountain, and enduro bicycle models, and for 2022 it’s now rolled out its very first pedal-assisted road bike known as the Ducati Futa.
Weighing just 27.3lbs, the Futa is constructed around a unidirectional carbon fiber monocoque frame that’s been paired with Vision AGX30 wheels with carbon rims and Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR tires, 160mm FSA disc brakes, Trimax Carbon Aero handlebars, all internally-routed cables, a carbon crankset with carbon pedal arms, and an FSA K-Force WE groupset backed by a 2×12-speed 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 off of a 250Wh FSA battery that’s integrated into the bike’s downtube and can be supplemented via an optional 250Wh range extender. In addition to offering connectivity to a dedicated smartphone app, the Futa also boasts a handlebar-mounted Garmin controller that allows riders to select between the model’s five assistance levels and review metrics like system status and remaining battery life.
On top of a new cycling apparel and accessories line, Ducati’s also churning out a special 50-unit run of Futa Limited Edition models that come fitted with a serialized plaque, adorned in a special livery, and brimming with upgraded components including Campagnolo Super Record disk 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 250Wh range extender — all as standard. Also for 2022, the Italian brand has introduced an updated version of its All-Mountain MIG-S electric MTB as well as an ultra-top-shelf Limited Edition-spec of the Bologna brand’s TK-01RR enduro bike that, like the Limited Edition Futa, features a suite of componentry comprised of some of the finest parts that money can buy.
Scheduled to roll into dealerships beginning in Q4 of this year, the 2022 Ducati Futa E-Road Bike and the Futa Limited E-Road Bike are priced at approximately $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.