Ducati Powerstage RR Debuts at Italian Bike Festival
The Ducati Powerstage RR is the Italian brand’s flagship e-bike
The Italian Bike Festival was chosen as the venue to launch the Ducati Powerstage RR Limited Edition e-MTB. What makes it a Limited Edition? There will only be 230 of these carbon-fibre enduro bikes made in a numbered run. The special livery is designed by Aldo Drudi in collaboration with the Centro Stile Ducati, and inspired by the team’s Desmosedici GP23.
Ducati Powerstage RR
The Ducati Powerstage RR gets its name – Powerstage – from the hiller stages of enduro racing. These were added to show off the e-bike’s versatility. The Powerstage RR features the brand-new Shimano EP81 motor with 85Nm of torque. Front and rear suspension (180 mm front travel and 170 rear) is by Öhlins. The 29” front and 27.5”rear wheels use Crankbrothers carbon rims shod with Pirelli Scorpion tyres. Drive-train is SRAM’s electronic 12-speed gruppo, GX Eagle AXS.
Ducati also had the rest of its e-bike range on show, which is made up of the Futa, MIG S and TK01 RR. The Futa is a carbon-fibre road bike named after the Apennine pass, where Ducati tests all its motorcycle models. The hub-mounted motor is a FSA System engine with 42Nm of torque. The motor will provide assistance up to 25Kph, after which it’s up to you. Brakes and drivetrain are SRAM’s Rival eTAP AXS and it weighs in at 12.4kg. According to reports, there was a long queue waiting to try out the Futa on the motor-circuit. However if the Futa isn’t enough for you, there is a limited edition version, of which only 50 will be made!
Ducati TK01 RR
The TK01-RR is an aluminium e-enduro bike, which uses a Shimano EP8 motor. The motor can be customised with Shimano’s E-Tube app for how you ride. An aluminium frame houses the 630W battery and the geometry is “geared towards more extreme e-enduro use”. Drivetrain is Shimano’s XT 12-speed, with four piston callipers and 203mm rotors. Up front is a 180mm Öhlins RXF 38 fork, while a fully adjustable 170mm Öhlins TTX shock absorber sits at the rear. Tyres are Pirelli’s Scorpion E-MTB “S”, 29×2.6 front and 27.5×2.6 rear.
Ducati MIG S
The Ducati MIG S is described as an “agile, performing and fun e-MTB”. The hydroformed aluminium frames uses a Shimano Steps E-8 motor with a 630W semi-integrated battery. Front suspension is a custom tuned RockShox 35 RC Air with 150mm of travel. The rear suspension unit is a RockShox Deluxe Select R air, custom tuned with 140mm of travel. Brakes are SRAM Guide T, with four-piston callipers and 203mm rotors.
Giorgio Favaretto, head of the Ducati e-bike business department, said of the festival: “We are very happy that we participated with a Ducati stand in such an important event for the e-bike world. The excitement shown towards the brand and its products is proof that we are doing a good job. We will certainly be back in Misano in 2024.” If you want to see the Ducati Powerstage RR head to their stand at EICMA in Milan from 8th to 12th November. The e-bike line will be displayed along with the newest products of the motorcycle world and can be tested in the dedicated area.