Ducati India has officially launched their Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 in India. Both are entry level motorcycles in their respective segments. The new Monster 797 is priced at Rs 7.77 lakh while the Multistrada 950 is priced at Rs 12.60 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The new Monster serves as the cheapest Ducati to be sold in the sub-continent.
The Monster 797 is powered by 803cc, Desmodromic valve actuated, L-twin engine delivering a maximum power of 75 bhp and a peak torque of 68.9 Nm. It uses the same gearbox from the entry level Scrambler with similar mechanical figures. This naked street bike gets LED headlamp with DRLs in the front. The aggressive design consists of an enormous fuel tank and exposed frame, painted in contrasting color adds on the Monster character of the bike. This model is available in Ducati Red, Star White Silk and Dark Stealth color options.
On the other hand, Multistrada 950 is an adventure tourer built for all roads. It is the youngest member of Multistrada family featuring a brand new 937cc, Testastretta, L-Twin, Mono Spark engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 950 shares this engine with the new Ducati SuperSport launched this year. This powerplant delivers a maximum power of 113 bhp @ 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 96.2 Nm @ 7750 rpm. Ducati engineers had tuned this engine to deliver 80 percent of this torque in the rev range of 3500 to 9500 rpm. Being an adventure bike, high torque means more comfort. This motorcycle is packed with some advanced features like Ducati ABS, Ducati Safety Pack, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control. Multistrada is equipped with KYB adjustable USD fork at the front and fully adjustable Sachs mono shock unit at the rear. The 19-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) cast allow wheels are wrapped by Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres for enhanced performance.
By presenting these two models to the media, the Ducati India Managing Director Mr. Ravi Avalur said, " We these two models, we will rapidly increase our market share in the Indian big market and this is our major stop towards the growth of Ducati product range in the country". Both the bikes are imported from Thailand as CBU units.