Ducati, known for the sport motorcycle range, is open to bringing its pedal-assisted e-bikes to India when the market is up for it.
Speaking to HT Auto, Bipul Chandra, MD, Ducati India, has said that Ducati would be happy to bring their electric bike collection in India if the market is there but now, the company is concentrating in Europe where they say they have a good demand. Currently Ducati has a limited production capacity for the e-bicycles and this is also the reason that they are not able to supply, though we don’t see the headquarters rejecting orders from subsidiaries if they can convince it of sustained demand.
Ducati has a wide range of electric bicycles ranging from 3,699 euros (Rs 3.01 lakh) for the e-Scrambler to 8,890 euros (Rs 7.25 lakh) for its most exclusive model, the Ducati MIG-RR Limited Edition of which only 50 units are made. The MIG-RR Limited Edition features special Ducati Corse artwork by D-Perf and Aldo Drudi, personalized with customers’ names. The limited-edition features exclusive components like Ohlins suspension, DT Swiss HXC1200 carbon rims, 12-speed electronic Sram X01 transmission, 4-calipers Shimano Saint brakes with 203mm Freeze Ice Tec rotor disks and Maxxis Assegai EXO + TR 3C tyres. Differentiating from other Ducati e-bikes, the MIG-RR Limited Edition comes with a second 504Wh Shimano battery and an Evoc E-Ride backpack with space to carry it.
Ducati also worked with electric two-wheeler brand Super Soco to launch a special CUx Ducati Edition electric scooter last year. Through this agreement, Super Soco will use Ducati’s iconic red livery in the scooter.