In India, when we say ‘bicycle’, we mean it’s a motorcycle. So when Ducati announced they are releasing two new e-bikes, and both foldable, we were a little perplexed. A folding motorcycle? That really sounds amazing.
Well, it turns out the e-bikes in the Ducati ad are all about e-bikes, as it’s not uncommon to refer to a bicycle as a bicycle in many countries. They are also called pedelecs or EPAC (Electronic Power Assisted Cycles).
Ducati has added two new e-bikes to its urban micromobility range, the SCR-X and SCR-E GT. The folding bikes come with a 48V motor, with a top speed of 25 km/h. Both bikes offer around 80km of range. The SCR-X is designed for city riding, while the SCR-E GT, with built-in shock absorber, is intended for rougher terrain.
The SCR-X and SCR-E GT: features and price
The two new Scrambler Ducati folding e-bikes developed by Platum with the support of Centro Stile Ducati. Platum is an Italian R&D, engineering and distribution center and has created a separate platform for ‘E-Mobility Urban’.
The SCR-X folding e-bike is equipped with 20” x 4.0” urban wheels, suspension fork and integrated rear rack that supports a load of up to 25kg. The battery is 499Wh and offers a range of up to 80 km on a full charge, at a maximum speed of 25 km/h.
The SCR-E GT has off-road wheels, also measuring 20” x 4.0”, and comes with a front suspension fork and center shock. It is designed to face different terrains and is powered by a 614 Wh battery which, when fully charged, also allows you to travel up to 80 km.
The SCR-X and SCR-E GT both feature an aluminum frame that can be easily folded in a few simple movements, with the batteries well protected and integrated into the frame. Both models are equipped with a 7-speed Shimano Tourney gearbox and state-of-the-art control unit. The waterproof LCD display allows you to conveniently manage key functions such as e-bike ignition, lights activation and selection between the various levels of assistance.
Both versions are powered by an upgraded 48V Bafang rear motor capable of delivering 60Nm of transmission torque. Both are equipped with fat wheels and have front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.
The SCR-X and SCR-E GT will be available from mid-July at Ducati dealerships. The prices of the motorcycles have not yet been revealed by the company.