One For The Kids – Ducati’s Electric Toy Range
Do Your Kids Deserve The Ultimate Ride On Ducati Kids Bike?
Updated August 13, 2018
Any self-respecting parent wants the best for their children – so why not buy them a Ducati? That’s right, Ducati have launched a range of electric motorcycles for youngsters. These four exclusive models can be purchased at authorized Ducati dealerships, and they’re not as over-priced as you’d think, either. In fact, I reckon the Desmocedici GP 12V race replica is a must have for all Ducati fans (or rather, their children). It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas…and if your kids don’t appreciate a genuine Ducati as a gift, they need a stern talking to.
Which Ducati Kids Bike Is The Best Fit For Your Child?
Naturally, Ducati have built four models to suit the riding preferences of your kids, so without further ado, let’s start from the bottom of the range and work our way up. First, we’ve got the Mini Ducati 6V: powered by two 25W motors, and a breathtaking top speed of 1.6 mph, this is a great entry level bike for young learners. Complete with a necessary stabilizing third wheel, an aerodynamic front fairing, and bar mounted hand guards for when the going gets tough, it’s a steal a $91.
Next up, we’ve got the Desmodosedici Rider 6V. It also comes with the safety conscious third wheel, but this model is equipped with a more powerful 50W motor. The one speed bike is capable of 2.4 mph, wears Andrea Dovizioso’s classic MotoGP livery, and has a respectable price tag of $161. Which is pretty affordable for a Ducati kids bike, or any Ducati merchandise for that matter.
Now we’re moving into big boy territory: the Ducati Hypermotard 12V (aged for children three years old and up) we have a genuine two wheeled machine, with removable training wheels for the more cautious rider. The Hypermotard edition comes with two wheel drive as standard, and comes powered by dual 165W motors, and a 12V/8Ah maintenance free battery. Here, Ducati have ditched the pedal accelerator seen in the previous two models and updated it to a handle bar throttle. If the twisty throttle wasn’t enough, Ducati have also upgraded the braking packing to accommodate a drum brake, too. With a total of two gears to play with, the Hypermotard can reach a top speed of 4.7 mph. If you’re prepared to spend $384 on the thing, though.
Lastly, we have the best of the Ducati kids bike range: the Ducati Desmocedici GP 12V. Wrapped in iconic Dovi livery, this track racer same technology as the Hypermotard, including the USD style forks, and a stylish superbike finish. It also boasts two speeds, like the Hyper – but it’s worth noting that the speeds aren’t there for the kids to play with, they’re for the grown-ups to limit the bike’s capabilities. Anyway, you can have the Desmo (complete with official sponsorship decals) for $457. It’s pricy, but it’s damn cool – and probably the cheapest Ducati you’re likely to get.
Want one? Get in touch with your local Ducati dealer!