Ducati, the Italian motorcycling brand, is on a high with the launch of two motorcycles in India; the Ducati Monster 797 priced at INR 7.77 lakhs and the Ducati Multistrada 950 priced at Rs.12.60 lakhs. The two motorcycles were launched by the Ducati India MD Mr. Ravi Avalur. First unveiled at the 2017 Ducati World Premiere earlier this year, the two motorcycles make their way to Ducati Indian Dealerships now. With these two new bikes, Ducati India has now expanded its Indian portfolio to 19 models.
Ducati Multistrada 950
While Ducati already has the Multistrada 1200 model in its lineup, the new Multistrada 950 seems to be a bit watered down version of the former.
The Ducati Multistrada 950 is powered by a 937 cc Testastretta 11-degree engine that generates a maximum power of 113 Bhp at 9000 rpm and a maximum torque of 96.2 Nm at 7750 rpm. A large LCD panel greets the rider which displays 4 riding modes – Sports, Touring, Urban and Enduro with each mode changing the Ducati’s personality based on the situation.
The Ducati Safety pack which includes Brembo braking system in conjunction with ABS and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) makes for high safety level of the motorcycle.
The Multistrada 950 has 19” wheels at the front coupled with 48 mm forks having 170 mm travel while the rear is dominated by a meaty adjustable rear suspension with double sided swing arm. Pirelli SCORPION tyres are provided as standard for the model.
Ducati is also offering accessory packages such as Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro to allow the customers to customize their bikes based on their taste.
The motorcycle is already available for bookings in the Ducati Red shade while the Star White Silk color will be made available later this year.
Ducati Monster 797
The smaller of the two new launches, the Ducati Monster 797 is powered by an air-cooled 803 cc Desmodue L-twin engine housed in the tubular Ducati Trellis frame and generates a maximum power of 75 Bhp at 8250 rpm and a maximum torque of 69 Nm at 5750 rpm.
To start with, the Monster features a headlight with LED positioning lights with an easy to see LCD screen behind it. The Ducati has a lower seating position that would be appreciated by the shorter riders and that coupled with the wide handle bars should make for an interesting city run about while being a stable highway cruiser. The front has USD Kayaba forks while the rear features adjustable Sachs shock absorber. Brembo brakes with ABS and Pirelli branded tyres are ready to instill necessary confidence in the minds of the riders for taking the Ducati a wee bit more thrilling.
A 6-speed gearbox does the job of power delivery while the monster tank and headlight with the tapered tail is all set to put the minds of the enthusiasts into racing mode.
The two new models seems to do what Ducati motorcycles are normally known for; look sexy and ride sporty.