Its official – Ducati will be launching the all-new entry level models in the Monster and Multistrada range on 14th June 2017. The Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 will make this brand even more accessible to enthusiasts. Pricing of these bikes will be as follows:
2017 Ducati Monster 797: Rs 7.82 lakh (ex showroom Delhi)
2017 Ducati Multistrada 950: Rs 11.53 lakh (ex showroom Delhi)
So what makes these bikes special? Lets start with the Monster 797 first. This brand name is the most recognizable when it comes to naked bikes in the world. Here are some facts you need to know:
- After a two-year break, the 803cc air-cooled returns to the Monster platform. This L-twin engine first made it debut in 1993 – that’s 14 years back!
- The engine puts out 75 horsepower and 70 Nm of torque – yes, the Monster is not about outright performance. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
- The new 797 is a lot different when it comes to the frame – the single-piece Trellis origin from head to tail is back and the M797 also gets the triangular double-sided swing-arm that was first introduced on the 2008 Monster 696.
- The M797 still gets a lot of goodies inspite of its low price. This includes Sachs shock absorber units with 5.9 inches of travel, Brembo brakes with Bosch ABS and LED side lights.
- The bike also gets a LCD speedometer console that showcases the speed, rpm, total-distance, two trip meters, engine temperature, a clock, average speed and trip time.
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The Multistrada 950 will compete head on with the Triumph Tiger 800. Here are some facts about this entry level ‘adventure’ bike from Ducati:
- Its a combination of the Multistrada 1200 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro! Apart from sharing the same frame, the M950 gets the headlight, beak, adjustable screen, two “wings” and tank from the M1200 while the rider and passenger seat, rear grab rail, exhaust, swingarm and wheels come from the M1200 Enduro.
- The M950 gets the 937cc Testastretta L-twin engine – this is the same 113-horsepower unit found in the Hypermotard lineup. It also gets riding modes : Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. ABS and an eight-level traction control system are standard too
- Suspension duties are handled by a KYB 48mm upside-down forks, and a Sachs shock. Both are fully adjustable, and like the Multistrada 1200, both offer 6.7 inches of travel.
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