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ebike Ducati Powerstage RR Limited Edition 2024 price technical sheet review


The e-MTB range for 2024 expands with the introduction of the Powerstage RR Limited Edition, Ducati's most exclusive e-enduro model developed to tackle the most extreme off-road conditions. The name Powerstage, in fact, recalls a new type of special stage recently introduced in the e-enduro circuits which consists in tackling, in addition to the classic downhill stages, also a technical uphill route, testing both the skills of the athletes in race than the performance level of the vehicle.


Powerstage RR Limited Edition is a concentration of technology and advanced components, defined by eliminating compromises with the aim of offering maximum performance.


The "full carbon" frame has been tested for a long time on the hardest routes with a single goal: to guarantee maximum performance in the enduro field. The choices on the arrangement of the carbon layers and on the types of intertwining of the fibers are the result of the FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis which allows to identify which are the points subject to greater stress, which therefore require greater strength. Greater attention to stiffness has been given to the steering area, the rear stay and the engine area reinforced by two ribs (T-Ribs).


On the frame there are many other valuable functional details, such as the passage of the internal cables, protected by a steering stop system (T-Stopper), the bearings on the joints, in direct contact with the carbon without the use of bushings and the asymmetrical rear, which in addition to the captivating design offers better reactivity and uphill traction.


The geometric solutions adopted make the Powerstage RR extremely fast and stable on the roughest routes. The verticalized 78° seat tube angle allows the rider to assume an optimal position in the saddle on technical uphill sections, and the slack 64° head angle helps to overcome any obstacle at top speeds.


The new Shimano EP801 drive unit represents a reference for the category and maintains the native characteristics of the EP8: 250 Watts of nominal power and 85 Nm of torque, always delivered with the utmost fluidity and naturalness over a wider cadence range than ever before. The new system features two preconfigured assistance profiles: "long ride", to favor autonomy on long laps and "fast ride", to enjoy maximum performance on shorter laps. Through the "Fine Tune" mode present on the Shimano "E-Tube Project" app, it is still possible to create your own profiles thanks to the extensive possibilities for customizing the electric assistance. The removable 630Wh Shimano battery is positioned inside the "verticalized" downtube in order to lower the center of gravity, improving the balance of the bike.


The Öhlins RXF38 m.2 air fork (180 mm travel) and the Öhlins m.2 spring shock absorber with TTX technology (170 mm travel) are fully adjustable in both rebound and compression, at high and low speeds, guaranteeing precision drive and stability.


The SRAM GX AXS 12-speed wireless rear electronic shifting provides immediate and precise shifting at all times. The Braking First brakes with customized Ducati Corse levers and 203 mm thick 3 mm discs are among the most powerful currently on the market.


The Crankbrothers Syntesis wheels with differentiated format (29” front, 27.5” rear) with variable thickness carbon rims help to further improve steering precision, guaranteeing an excellent weight/strength ratio. The tires are Pirelli Scorpion Enduro S on the front and Pirelli Scorpion EMTB-S on the rear to offer maximum grip and adherence.


The equipment is completed by the telescopic seat post, the Renthal carbon handlebar and the Fizik saddle with special integrated tool holder.


Giorgio Favaretto, Head of e-Bicycle Business – “The Ducati pedal assisted bicycle project was born with the launch of the MIG-RR, the first e-mtb produced in collaboration with Thok E-Bikes. In 2022 the range of E-Bikes has been made even more complete and performing. Today, with the new Powerstage RR, Ducati strengthens its presence in the premium-range e-mountain bike segment, aimed at even more demanding bikers."


The livery designed by Aldo Drudi in collaboration with the Ducati Style Center is inspired by the Desmosedici GP23 of the official team, enhancing the unique character of this e-mtb produced in a limited edition of 230 numbered units, a value that recalls the name of the racing bike.


The new Powerstage RR Limited Edition can already be ordered from the Ducati dealer network and online at www.ducati.com at the suggested price of €11,990 including VAT.



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