Ducati’s new e-bike is feather-light, Garmin-equipped, and frankly gorgeous

Veteran motorcycle builder Ducati has revealed its first road e-bike, and it’s seriously impressive. At first glance, the Ducati Futa looks like a conventional high-end carbon road bike, but tear your eyes off its sleek carbon monocoque frame and you’ll notice a 250W rear hub motor – the maximum permitted for a road-legal e-bike in the company’s native Italy.

That motor has five power assistance levels (most e-bikes only offer three) and is controlled by a Garmin computer operated from the handlebar. You get a 250Wh integrated battery, with an optional 250Wh range extender, though Ducati hasn’t given an estimate for its maximum range.

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