• Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

Mondraker will get down with the dropbar for Dusty e-gravel motorcycle

The Spanish mountain motorcycle specialist Mondraker has introduced its first gravel type. The carbon-framed Dusty has been designed so as to add an “additional little bit of a laugh” to long-distance and technical-terrain driving courtesy of a hub motor and 180-km battery.

Gravel motorcycles are flexible multi-terrain beasts, serving as commuters, CX racers and off-road adventurers. After observing the distance develop over fresh years, Mondraker made up our minds so as to add much more flexibility to the standard recipe for its access into the gravel motorcycle marketplace.

“We needed to head one-step additional with the release of our first gravel motorcycle, searching for the best versatility of use for the broadest number of customers that an electrical gravel motorcycle might be able to be offering,” mentioned the corporate in a press free up. “The contribution of the motor and its talent to help the rider allowed us to get essentially the most out of our motorcycle, pushing the bounds additional than ever. Dusty is the solution to everybody who desires to pedal farther and sooner, with that additional little bit of ‘a laugh’ {that a} motor brings to the equation.”

The Dusty gravel ebike should be good for commuting, off-road touring and even backpacking adventures
The Dusty gravel ebike must be just right for commuting, off-road traveling or even backpacking adventures


Mondraker’s engineers spent a lot of ultimate 12 months construction and trying out a variety of gravel motorcycle frames. The hardtail manufacturing model is shaped from the Stealth Air Carbon, with a laterally stiff entrance finish and backside bracket for a responsive experience, plus a 70-degree head perspective, a compact and agile rear triangle with 425-mm chainstays and longer achieve measurements for lengthy -haul convenience.

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In different places, the ebike comes with a tapered carbon fork (apart from the XR type), internally routed cabling for a blank glance, and a minimalist included seat publish.

The Dusty is powered via a Mahle X20 gadget, which accommodates a rear-hub motor that produces 55 Nm (40.5 lb.toes) of torque and a 350-Wh frame-integrated battery for as much as 180 km (112 miles) of per- fee driving and as much as 2,400 m (7,874 toes) of elevation acquire.

3 ranges of app-configurable pedal-assist are to be had, with Mondraker pronouncing that help is “implemented gradually and is proportional to the way you pedal.” Far flung shifters at the drop handlebar cater for simple help degree changes, and an non-compulsory 171-Wh vary extender is to be had for much more distance between plug-ins.

A snappy look on the most sensible tube will supply battery standing and gear degree, and extra experience knowledge will also be noticed at the mid-handlebar Pulsar One wi-fi show. The ebike additionally gives Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity.

Pedal-assist over three power modes is based on the force of a rider's input at the pedal
Pedal-assist over 3 energy modes is in accordance with the power of a rider’s enter on the pedal


There are 3 Dusty fashions to choose between. The R model sports activities an 11-speed SRAM Rival mechanical drivetrain, MDK-XG1 wheels wrapped in Maxxis Rambler EXO tires, SRAM Rival disc brakes, and it weighs in at 12.6 kg (27.7 lb). This one carries a instructed retail value of US$6,499. The RR is priced at $7,599 and features a 12-speed SRAM Rival Etap setup, Mavic Allroad Disc wheels with Maxxis Rambler 700×40 tires, SRAM Rival Etap AXS disc brakes, and it guidelines the scales at 13.1 kg (28.8 lb).

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The highest-of the road $11,999 XR type includes a 12-speed SRAM Drive Etap AXS drivetrain, Mavic Allroad Professional Carbon SL wheels, two-caliper SRAM Drive Etap AXS disc brakes with 160-mm rotors, 700×45 Maxxis Rambler EXO tires, a 40 -mm RockShox Rudy Final fork, a RockShox XPLR AXS dropper seatpost, and an all-in weight of 13.8 kg (30.4 lb).

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