The world has changed as we know it and people are now opting for shared mobility for obvious reasons. As a result, there is currently strong growth in sales of bicycles and e-bikes, especially in some European countries. The new trend has forced the authorities to invest in infrastructure that supports the latest trend in mobility, and therefore to develop new cycle paths.
As for India, Ducati said it would have no problem extending its current reach to electric bikes. In an exclusive telephone interaction with HT Auto, Bipul Chandra, MD, Ducati India said the company would present its electric bikes in India when the market was ready.
“If the market is there, Ducati would be happy to offer its range of electric bikes on the Indian market. For the moment, we have a very limited capacity to produce these bikes and we already have stocks on the European market where are customers on, “Chandra told HT Auto.
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“As far as the Indian market is concerned, we are not yet able to supply due to our production, you could say. Over time, when production is ready and the Indian market is mature enough,. We can bring and sell electric bikes to India and we will be happy to do so, “added Chandra.
For the uninitiated, Ducati has several “very premium” electric bikes in its international range which were unveiled last year. The list includes the limited edition MIG-RR, MIG-S and the e-Scrambler. Ducati has teamed up with “Thok e-bikes” to manufacture these high-end electric bikes.
The high-end “MIG-RR ” is limited to only 50 units worldwide and is delivered with very high-end equipment. Including a 6061 T4-T6 aluminum frame, a Shimano battery – 504 Wh (Eco assistance , Trail, Boost and Power-Walk)) and Shimano XT – 11-speed transmission. Its suspension kit includes the Kashima Factory series: FOX 36 floating fork (front) with 170 mm travel and FOX DPX2 shock absorber (rear) with 160 mm travel.
As for prices, it costs € 8,890, which translates to ₹ 7,266,215.18. While other electric bikes on the list such as MIG-S and e-Scrambler cost respectively € 4,699 (₹ 388,385.60) and € 3,699 (₹ 306,216.60).