Featured New Ducati Mig-rr E-mtb Now Available For Test Rides At Ducati Dealerships

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    • The new Ducati MIG-RR is now available for test rides at 136 Ducati dealerships across Europe
    • The dedicated website lists the dealerships where you can see the new Ducati E-MTB and put it through its paces
    • The result of close collaboration between Ducati and Thok Ebikes, the Ducati MIG-RR is a high-tech E-MTB that meets the needs of even the most expert riders
    Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 2 May 2019 – The new Ducati MIG-RR, the E-MTB presented by the Bologna-based bike manufacturer at EICMA2018, is now available at 136 Ducati dealerships throughout Europe.

    Now, right on schedule, the first Ducati MIG-RR bikes are available at Ducati dealerships where customers can take a test ride. Designed to provide full-on off-road fun and freedom, the MIG-RR incorporates all the style and technology that Ducati and its products are famed for.

    Test-rides are open to everyone. To book, just go to the dedicated website, identify the nearest Ducati dealership and contact them directly by phone or email.

    The Ducati MIG-RR is available at 136 dealerships in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Greece, Finland, Denmark, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Hungary.

    The MIG-RR is an enduro E-MTB with 170 mm of wheel travel at the front and 160 mm at the rear. It mounts top-drawer components such as the Shimano Steps E8000 motor with 504 Wh battery, FOX Factory Kashima suspension, 4-caliper Shimano Saint brakes, Mavic wheels (29” front, 27,5” rear), carbon fibre Renthal handlebars and a livery specially developed by D-Perf, owned by Aldo Drudi.

    The MIG-RR can be ordered on the dedicated website or via the Europe-wide Ducati dealership network. Deliveries of the new Ducati pedal-assist mountain bike to official Ducati dealerships and final customers' homes have already begun.
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  1. I'm more of a video/movie man.
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  2. Is this classed as a motorcycle, and needs registration etc.?
  3. No, I followed an electric mountain bike on the road near Harrogate the other day funnily enough whilst transporting an electric road bike in the van from Bournemouth I kid you not this thing was flying up a steep hill 25mph ish lad was just steady peddling, saw one in action in Benidorm the other week some kid with his mates looking effortless while his mates were struggling up hill in the old town, they make a lot of sense I see a lot of them, the one I moved was nice £1100 only done 40 miles £1800 new.
  4. I have found the rules. What a shame:-

    Rules in England, Scotland and Wales
    You can ride an electric bike in England, Scotland and Wales if you’re 14 or over, as long as it meets certain requirements.

    These electric bikes are known as ‘electrically assisted pedal cycles’ (EAPCs). You do not need a licence to ride one and it does not need to be registered, taxed or insured.

    There are different rules in Northern Ireland.

    What counts as an EAPC
    An EAPC must have pedals that can be used to propel it.

    It must show either:

    • the power output
    • the manufacturer of the motor
    It must also show either:

    • the battery’s voltage
    • the maximum speed of the bike
    Its electric motor:

    • must have a maximum power output of 250 watts
    • should not be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph
    An EAPC can have more than 2 wheels (for example, a tricycle).

    Where you can ride
    If a bike meets the EAPC requirements it’s classed as a normal pedal bike. This means you can ride it on cycle paths and anywhere else pedal bikes are allowed.

    Other kinds of electric bike
    Any electric bike that does not meet the EAPC rules is classed as a motorcycle or moped and needs to be registered and taxed. You’ll need a driving licence to ride one and you must wear a crash helmet.

    The bike must also be type approved if either:

    • it does not meet the EAPC rules
    • it can be propelled without pedalling (a ‘twist and go’ EAPC)
    This should have been done by the manufacturer or importer before you bought it. If it’s been type approved, it will have a plate showing its type approval number.

    What does Ducati say?

  5. It looks great, Britain has the same power and speed laws as the rest of Europe (250watts) (15.5) I've got a electric assist commuter bike, it's great and helping keep me fit, better than a gym. Fat men don't fit on Ducati's.
  6. Asked several dealers when they were announced how they were going to support/maintain them and warranty etc.

    I'm still waiting 6 months later for any response...

    I can't see a dealer servicing fork and shock, let alone drivetrain, BB, dropper post, and electric motor??