It has come to light that Ducati India intends to launch not one, not two but as many as four all-new motorcycles this year. The upcoming Ducati bikes in India will include some much-awaited models like the Ducati Multistrada 1260 as well as the Ducati Scrambler 1100. Details on the other two motorcycles aren’t available at the moment. However, it’s being said that one of the other two motorcycles will be the Ducati Monster 821, which was discontinued as it didn’t meet the BS-IV emission norms but will now return with a BS-IV-compliant engine.
Ducati is also expected to launch the 959 Panigale Corse, which comes with a special racing livery, fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension, and a new Akrapovic exhaust system. The 959 Panigale Corse is 2.26 KGs lighter than the regular Panigale. However, it gets the same 955cc L-twin engine that puts out a maximum power of 150 bhp at 10,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 102 Nm at 9,000 rpm. On the other hand, the upcoming Ducati Scrambler 1100 will become the most powerful model in the Scrambler series. It will come with a 1,079cc, L-twin engine that outputs a maximum power of 85 bhp at 7,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 88 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The Scrambler 1100 also gets a slipper clutch and ABS with traction control. It even offers the ride-by-wire technology.
Ducati India recently completed three years of operations. Speaking on this occasion, Sergi Canovas, MD of Ducati India, said, “The Indian market has huge potential and the demand for premium motorcycles along with just as premium engagement has been truly encouraging over the past few years. We are excited to have completed three years in the country and have witnessed unmatched enthusiasm and biking passion amongst Indian riders. Ducati offers a premium, sophisticated and true Italian experience, and our rapid expansion in the country has ensured that our customers get a consistent taste of the same. We have some very exciting in-store promotions, special offers on finance and interesting contests planned across our social media channels throughout the next few months to celebrate this special occasion along with the riding community here in India.”