Ducati Electric Bicycle by Italwin Revealed

The first product born from the partnership between Ducati Motor Holding and the Italwin Group has been unveiled at Eurobike, a bicycle exhibition recently held in Germany. The new Ducati electric bike has been named City Pearl and is expected to go on sale from January 2010 in the European market. City Pearl features a hydro-formed frame, available in a choice of brilliant colors and in both men’s and women’s versions. The Panasonic lithium battery, positioned on the rear luggage rack, also houses the electronics, giving the bike the appearance of a traditional bicycle. “The bike has been named City Pearl, describing its intended area of use and perceived value for customers. It aims to satisfy a demanding and knowledgeable target, with the express intention of revolutionizing the entire electric bicycle market,” Ducati says in a statement. “City Pearl combines great design with technology, eco-sustainability and innovation, making it ideal for those who want to enjoy a stylish, speedy, stress-free form of transport, even in zones with restricted vehicle access.” Technical sheet for both men’s and women’s version:
  • Maximum speed: 24 km/h
  • Engine: brushless 250W
  • Removable battery: Li-ion Panasonic 36V, 9Ah
  • Charging time: 6 h
  • Battery weight: kg 3,5
  • Frame: aluminum 6061
  • Speed gear: Shimano Nexus 7-speed
  • Wheels: 26" x 1,5" - 28" x 1,5"
  • Total weight: 24 kg
  • Lock: AXA
  • Lights: Basta
  • Length: 177 cm
  • Handlebar width: 63 cm
  • Minimum handlebar height: 102 cm
  • Max handlebar height: 106 cm
  • Minimum seat height: 85 cm
  • Centre of chain wheel-end of frame: 43 cm
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