Ducati launch the Futa All Road – a competitively priced, lightweight e-gravel bike from the Italian superbike manufacturer

Ducati Futa All Road e-gravel
The Futa All Road has a lightweight carbon frame and carbon finishing kit (Image credit: Ducati)

Ducati, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, has expanded its electric bike range with the launch of the Futa All Road. The latest addition to the Ducati lineup is aimed at the best electric gravel bike market and has a lightweight carbon frame, powered with an FSA System HM 1.0 motor. It even comes equipped with a set of three Skuad bikepacking bags, which Ducati claims make it ready for the best bikepacking adventures.

The Futa All Road joins the Ducati range but interestingly doesn't quite have such a hefty RRP as some of the other e-bike models like the Ducati TK-01RR Limited, or the Ducati Powerstage RR – an ultra-exclusive limited edition e-MTB with just 250 models made. So how does the Futa All Road stack up against some of the best bike brands' e-bike offerings? I had a look into the details to see what it's all about.

Ducati Futa All Road e-gravel close up of headset in Ducati Red

The Futa All Road has distinct Ducati branding (Image credit: Ducati)

Ducati says the carbon monocoque frame is designed to be lightweight and deliver aerodynamic performance and speed. The Futa All Road tips the scales at a fairly feathery claimed weight of 12.4kg, on a size Medium with no pedals or bikepacking bags. The similarly priced Canyon Grizl:ON CF 9 weighs 15.3kg but does have a RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR suspension fork adding weight. The Mondraker Dusty XR costs more and weighs 14.22kg, and the Scott Solace eRIDE comes in at a similar 12.5kg with a similar cost.

The Futa All Road is powered by the FSA System HM 1.0 motor placed in the rear wheel hub delivering 42Nm of torque and powered by a 250Wh battery in the downtube and has five assistance levels controlled by a top tube mounted remote. A further 250Wh power is available with an additional range extender. The electric drive system also pairs up with the FSA app, which is available for iOS and Android, allowing riders to check ride statistics, remaining range and the battery charge status.

Ducati Futa All Road e-gravel being ridden in Tuscany

Ducati has chosen a FSA System HM 1.0 motor to power the Futa All Road (Image credit: Ducati)

The Futa All Road has the SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless 2x12 electronic shifting system and SRAM hydraulic brakes with 160mm rotors. Carbon Vision AGX30 wheels roll on Vittoria Terreno Dry tires with 38mm at the front and 35mm at the rear.

Elsewhere, the FSA K-Wing AGX Carbon handlebars are specifically developed for gravel riding and have a flared shape that increases steering control, aerodynamics and fully integrated cable routing.

Another interesting addition is the three Skuad bikepacking bags for saddle, handlebars and frame that come specced as standard. They are made from a claimed fully waterproof material and are said to offer maximum storage space without compromising maneuverability.

Ducati Futa All Road e-gravel fitted with bikepacking bags

Three Skuad bikepacking bags are said to be fully waterproof (Image credit: Ducati)

Pricing and availability

Side view of the Ducati Futa All Road e-gravel

The Ducati Futa All Road comes specced ready for bikepacking adventures (Image credit: Ducati)

The Ducati Futa All Road is available in four sizes from S (53) to XL (59) and priced at $TBC / £7,490 / €7,690 

Delivery throughout Europe will begin in June 2024. The Futa All Road can be ordered from Ducati dealers or online at Ducati.com with shipping in June 2024.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm