First unveiled at the 2017 Ducati World Premiere, Ducati India has now launched the Monster 797 and the Multistrada 950, in India. Expanding their product portfolio, these motorcycles are the first of the five all-new motorcycles that will be launched in India this year. The Monster 797 is now available across all Ducati dealers in Ducati Red, Star White Silk and Dark Stealth colours at an introductory price of Rs 7.77 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). The air-cooled 803 cc Desmodue L-twin engine housed in the tubular Ducati Trellis frame is capable of delivering 75bhp. Designed to be simple and reliable, the Monster 797 engine also features competitive 12,000 km maintenance intervals.
The Monster 797 mounts a headlight with LED positioning lights and an easy-to-see LCD screen. The low seat, wide handlebars and a wide steering angle ensures agility in urban conditions and stability on highways. The upside down front Kayaba forks, fully adjustable rear Sachs shock absorber and a Brembo braking system featuring Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with 320 mm front discs, provide enhanced rider confidence. Helping riders in continuous start-stop of city traffic, the six-speed gearbox unit with APTC wire-controlled wet multi-plate clutch ensures light lever action and excellent responsiveness. Powering the Multistrada 950 is the 937cc Testastretta 11° engine that churns a maximum of 113 Bhp at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 96.2 Nm at 7,750 rpm.
The instrument panel consists of a large LCD panel that displays the four riding modes – Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, each of which gives the Multistrada 950 a distinctive personality. The DSP (Ducati Safety Pack) which includes a Brembo braking system, with ABS, controlled by the Bosch 9.1 MP control unit, together with the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) enhances the Multistrada 950’s performance, optimising control and safety levels. The 19’’ front wheel, 48 mm forks with 170 mm wheel travel, adjustable rear suspension and a double sided swing arm provide a high level of riding comfort while ensuring great agility. The Multistrada 950 is available in Ducati Red for Rs 12.6 lakh and deliveries commence in July 2017.