Ducati India today launched its Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 motorcycles at Rs 7.77 lakh and Rs 12.60 lakh, respectively, and also announced its partnership with HDFC bank for finance options. While the price of the Monster 797 is ex-showroom, New Delhi, that of the Multistrada 950 is ex-showroom, India, based on GST effective 1 July, 2017. The Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 are two of the five all-new motorcycles that will be launched by Ducati in India this year, the company noted.
The Ducati Monster 797 is powered by an air-cooled 803 cc Desmodue L-twin engine delivering maximum power of 75 hp at 8,250 rpm, and peak torque of 69 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox unit with APTC wire-controlled wet multi-plate clutch. Ducati said the motorcycle has been designed to be simple and reliable, with the Monster 797 engine featuring 12,000 km maintenance intervals.
The motorcycle features a tubular Ducati Trellis frame, and has a headlight with LED positioning lights and an LCD screen. The Monster 797 is equipped with a low seat, wide handlebars with wide steering angle, upside down front Kayaba forks, fully-adjustable rear Sachs shock absorber and a Brembo braking system. The 320 mm front discs are also equipped with Bosch 9.1 MP ABS, while the motorcycle features 10-spoke alloy wheels with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II dual-compound tyres.
Meanwhile, the Ducati Multistrada 950 features a 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine putting out 113 hp of power at 9,000 rpm, and 96.2 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. The motorcycle includes the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) that comes with a Brembo braking system with ABS, controlled by the Bosch 9.1 MP control unit, together with Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
The motorcycle comes with an instrument panel consisting of an LCD panel that displays the four riding modes – Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. It features a 19-inch front wheel, 48 mm forks with 170 mm wheel travel, adjustable rear suspension and a double sided swing arm, all claimed to provide a high level of riding comfort. The Multistrada 950 is equipped with alloy wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres. It features Brembo M4.32 monobloc radial calliper on the dual 320 mm front discs, and a Brembo floating calliper at the rear.
Ducati is also offering the Multistrada 950 with a range of accessory packages like Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro. These packages include supplementary LED lights, engine crash bars, aluminium radiator guard, aluminium sump guard, broader kickstand base and off-road rider pegs.
Ravi Avalur, Managing Director, Ducati India, said both these motorcycles are gateways to the Ducati world and its values, and 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, he added.