2021 Ducati TK-01RR Electric Bicycle First Look Preview

Ducati’s enduro-specific pedal-assist electric mountain bike in the TK-01RR

In late 2018, Ducati made its entry into the ebicycle world with the debut of its MIG-RR, and in 2021, it will expand its presence in the category with the new TK-01RR e-enduro. This bike, like the MIG before it, is a collaborative effort between Ducati and Thok E-bikes. This trail-ripper will price at $7,995.

The latest from a collaboration between Ducati and Thok E-bikes, the TK-01RR.
The latest from a collaboration between Ducati and Thok E-bikes, the TK-01RR.Ducati

It is equipped with a Shimano EP8 drive unit that weighs a slight 5.7 pounds and provides a remarkable 62 pound-feet of torque. It’s combined with the Shimano E-tube Project app so you can calibrate the motor’s character to suit your needs, say, if that much pull wasn’t necessary. Acceleration and assistance timing is also adjustable via the smartphone app.

The TK-01RR is built to handle the toughest terrain.
The TK-01RR is built to handle the toughest terrain.Ducati

It utilizes a new Thok 6061-T4 and -T6 aluminum frame with a vertical-ish downtube, which also holds the 630Wh Shimano battery. This setup ensures a low center of gravity and optimal handling. The geometry of the bike is aimed at extreme enduro riders, with a steep 64.5-degree head angle, elongated tube top, and 75.5-degree vertical seat tube. A 1.8-inch tapered standard headtube provides added stiffness, which will be a boon to riders facing difficult terrain at high speeds.

The Öhlins TTX Air shock is fully adjustable.
The Öhlins TTX Air shock is fully adjustable.Ducati

Additional top-end elements include 12-speed gearing and Shimano XT brakes, which utilize four-piston calipers and 203mm front and rear rotors with “Ice Technologies,” which aids in cooling during heavy brake application. An Öhlins RXF38 Air TTX 18 fork is compression and rebound adjustable while a fully adjustable Öhlins TTX Air shock handles suspension duties for the rear. Crankbrothers aluminum wheels are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion E-MTB S tires, 29 inches at the front and 27.5 inches at the rear. Quite the package for riders serious about enduro cycling.

A Shimano EP8 drive has some serious pull.
A Shimano EP8 drive has some serious pull.Ducati

2021 Ducati TK-01 RR Electric Bike Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $7,995
Motor: Shimano EP8
Battery: Shimano 630Wh w/ on/off Easy Touch
Frame: Thok 6061-T4 and -T6 aluminum, integrated battery, enclosed internal cable, fully sealed cartridge bearing, forged and CNC machined, 1.8-in. tapered headtube
Front Suspension: Öhlins RXF38 Air TTX 18, adjustable for compression and rebound damping; 7-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Öhlins TTX Air, fully adjustable, TPS Thok Progressive System; 6.7-in. travel
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT, 4-piston calipers, 203mm discs front and rear w/ Ice Technologies
Wheels: Crankbrothers aluminum alloy; 29 x 1.2-in. front/27.5 x 1.3-in. rear
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion E-MTB S; 29 x 2.6-in front/27.5 x 2.6-in rear
Handlebar: Renthal Carbon
Display: Shimano SC-E700 LCD w/ remote control
Twelve speeds to choose from.
Twelve speeds to choose from.Ducati
The bike’s geometry is calibrated for serious enduro riding.
The bike’s geometry is calibrated for serious enduro riding.Ducati
The Öhlins fork is compression and rebound adjustable.
The Öhlins fork is compression and rebound adjustable.Ducati
Provides an unforgettable ride.
Provides an unforgettable ride.Ducati
The TK-01RR will price at $7,995.
The TK-01RR will price at $7,995.Ducati
Aluminum alloy wheels and Pirelli tires are built for the challenge.
Aluminum alloy wheels and Pirelli tires are built for the challenge.Ducati
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