WE KNOW it’s not really a motorbike, and we know it’s target market is young(ish) blokes with absurd rippling ironman legs, but how cool is this bit of kit?

Wearing Ducati badges and being sold online and through Ducati dealers (in Europe at least – we’re not sure about Australia) later this year, we reckon it would be a wonderful new toy for a whole bunch of fully-mature and well-rounded gentlemen (ie: old fat blokes) who would quite like to ride a pushbike down the street or across a paddock but don’t have the absurd rippling ironman legs they never had when they were younger.

As you can see from the pics, it’s a mountain bike with an electric motor; just the thing when you want to ride a treddly down the pub but your legs don’t.

The 2.8kg motor isn’t made by Ducati, of course. It’s a Shimano Steps E8000 motor which powers lots of electric bikes and is apparently good for a “sustained 25kmh”. We presume that means 25kmh if you’re not pedalling (and hey, why would you?).

The official Ducati press blurb says this: “The MIG-RR is an enduro E-MTB with 170 mm of wheel travel at the front and 160 mm at the rear. It mounts top-drawer components such as the Shimano Steps E8000 motor with 504Wh battery, FOX Factory Kashima suspension, 4-caliper Shimano Saint brakes, Mavic wheels (29” front, 27.5” rear), carbon fibre Renthal handlebars and a livery specially developed by D-Perf, owned by Aldo Drudi.”

We have no idea on pricing, but here’s a bunch of pics just for fun.

Peter Terlick