The introductory price of Ducati Monster 797 Plus is similar to that of the standard model; gets several accessories in addition
Ducati has introduced the Monster 797 Plus in the Indian market at an introductory price of Rs. 8.03 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). The aggressive price meant that it costs same as the regular Monster 797 and the accessories come with it can be retrofitted on the standard model for a price of around Rs. 36,000.
The Ducati Monster 797 Plus has become the only variant on retail across the nation and it comes equipped with colour coordinated fly screen and pillion seat cowl similar to the front fender and fuel tank. Amidst these changes compared to the regular model, everything on the mechanical and styling front are identical.
The baby Monster has its exterior taking inspiration from the larger 821 and 1200 siblings and it has a bold naked stance with fat tyres, red alloy spokes, masculine fuel tank, a compact rear, red trellis frame, etc. As for the powertrain, the Monster 797 Plus derives energy from the same 803 cc L-twin engine.
It is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 72 bhp and 67 Nm of peak torque. The smallest Monster in the lineup competes against the likes of Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple S in the domestic scenes. Ducati says the fly screen provides better wind protection allowing more saddle time for the rider.
Along with the Monster 797 Plus, Ducati has also begun deliveries of the recently introduced Monster 821 that was discontinued in 2017 due to the inability in meeting BS-IV emission regulations. It comes with an introductory price of ₹ 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and is powered by an 821 cc L-twin producing 108 bhp and 86 Nm of torque.