Ducati, a well-known Italian brand in the biking world, has launched its two new entry level bikes, the Monster 797 and the Multistrada 950 in the Indian market. The Ducati Monster 797, which is the smallest and most affordable motorcycle in the Monster range, is priced at Rs. 7.77 lakh. While, the Ducati Multistrada 950, which got place beneath the Multistrada 1200 and the Multistrada Enduro, will make you spend around Rs. 12.6 lakh. Both the prices are introductory and exclusive at Delhi Dealerships.
Apparently, the Monster 797 resembles its bigger siblings the Monster 821 and Monster 1200. Yet, it gets the design upgrades such as the visible red trellis frame, a single can exhaust unit and the 10-spoke alloys wheels.
Under the fuel tank, the Monster 797's is packed with drivetrain derived from the Ducati Scrambler’s 803 L-twin Motor, which is capable of developing the maximum power of 74.7PS at 8250 rpm along with the peak torque of 68.9Nm at 5750 rpm from the mated 6-speed gearbox transmission.
At the cycle parts, the Monster 797 shares tyres and suspension assembly from the Monster 821. The KYB 43mm USD front forks and a fully adjustable Sachs rear mono shock handles dumping duties on the bikes. While stands on Pirelli Diablo Rosso II's tyres, the motorcycle will stop with the help of associated twin 320mm discs with Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers up front and a single 245mm disc anchored by a single-piston calliper at the back, with standard Bosch ABS.
With the fuel tank capacity of 16.5 liters, the Monster 797 is 175kgs heavier in dry state. It is 4.5kgs lighter than the elder sibling Monster 821. The rider’s perch is settled at the height of 805mm, which is pretty accessible for the short riders as well.
In terms of rivalry, the Monster 797 will lock its horns with the available players in the segment such as the Kawasaki Z650 and Benelli TNT 600i.
As same as the above-mentioned Monster model, the Multistrada 950 also shares design language to its larger cousins, the Multistrada 1200 and the Multistrada Enduro. However, the differences which are noticed in this new addition are halogen headlamps in place of LEDs and a single exhaust canister.
At the powering front, this adventure touring motorcycle uses a 937cc, Testastretta, 11-degree, L-twin engine as its propelling heart. The mill produces 113bhp at 9,000 rpm and delivers 96.2Nm at 7750rpm. At the electronic package, the bike comes with Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and four riding modes- Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro. Altogether the advanced safety of ABS is also being provided.
The Multistrada 950 is equipped with the fully adjustable 48mm KYB upside down front forks and fully adjustable Sachs rear mono shock. The bike stand on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels wrapped with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres.
Braking duties are handled by dual 320mm discs connected with Brembo Monobloc callipers and a 265mm disc anchored by a 2-piston floating calliper at the rear. The Multistrada 950 offers fuel tank capacity of 20 litres along with a better seat height of 840mm. The bike weighs 204kg (Dry).
Here, the bike will go in competition with the Triumph Tiger 800, Kawasaki Versys 1000 and Suzuki V-Strom.