Ducati has two of its highly awaited and (now that we know the prices) well-priced bikes in the country, the Monster 797 and the Multistrada 950. Priced at Rs 7.77 lakh and Rs 12.6 lakh respectively, these two will be followed by a couple of other all-new products as the Italian bike-maker plans to launch five of those in India this year.
With the Multistrada 950, the company passes on the GST benefits to the customers, with deliveries beginning next month onwards. It will be available only in Ducati Red, while the other Star White Silk colour will be added to the range later in November.
Powered by a 937 cc Testastretta twin-cylinder engine (which makes 113 bhp and 9.8 kgm), the bike gets four riding modes, Brembo brakes, Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres, Ducati Safety Pack and Traction Control. Being an adventure tourer, there’s a plethora of accessories available for it as well, including a few for a complete off-road setup. The 20-litre fuel tank, a seat height of 820 mm, and 170-mm travel for the suspension, the Multistrada 950 adds to its ‘multibike’ character. The engine has a maintenance interval of 12 months/15,000 km, with valve clearance inspection scheduled for 30k km.
The Monster 797, on the other hand, offers a 12,000 km service interval, three colours (Ducati Red, Star White Silk, and Dark Stealth), and an introductory price of Rs 7.77 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
This one’s powered by an air-cooled 803 cc Desmodue L-twin engine which makes 75 bhp and 7.04 kgm. Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres are standard fitment on 10-spoke alloys, and so are Kayaba USD fork, fully adjustable Sachs rear shock absorber, Brembo brakes with Bosch’s 9.1 ABS, etc.
Ducati India’s Managing Director, Ravi Avalur said, “Both these motorcycles are gateways to the Ducati world and its values. This is a major step towards the growth of Ducati’s product range in India. With the launch of these motorcycles, Ducati India will be well positioned to compete across price points. With this we rapidly increase our share of the relevant segment of the Indian big bikes market.”