Ducati Scrambler, Monster 821 and Panigale 1299 have been temporarily discontinued to replace them with BS-IV compliant models by late this year
Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati has temporarily discontinued the Scrambler Monster 821 and Panigale 1299 in India as these models don’t come complying with the latest BS-IV emission norm. Upgraded models will be launched soon by the end of this year. While the new Monster 821 will arrive late this year, the new Scrambler will be launched in a couple of months.
Ducati showcased the Euro-IV compliant 2017 Monster 821 at the 2016 EICMA last November and now with the old model discontinued in India, it is ready to be introduced here. Upon arrival, the 112 hp of peak power and 89.40 Nm of peak torque generating bike will lock horns with rivals like Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple S. Expect the pricing of the 2017 Ducati Monster 821 to be pricier by around Rs. 1 lakh compared to the current model.
Just two days ago, the bike manufacturer launched the Multistrada 950 and the Monster 797 in India, with the latter one being the most affordable Ducati bike in the country at present. As it shares the same 75 hp of peak power and 68.90 Nm of peak torque generating 803 cc engine with Scrambler, expect the updated Scrambler range to come early.
The range topping Ducati Panigale 1299 and the Panigale 1299 S would be the last to arrive in the market, as the company sells Euro-III emission compliant models in Europe also. Expect the Indian market to get the updated Panigale only after the company launches Euro-IV compliant Panigale in Europe.
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Ducati has a range of high-performing bikes in India and with arrival of the Monster 797 and Multistrada 950, the lineup has been strengthened further. As the Scramblers have been discontinued, the Monster 797 is the cheapest offering from the brand in the country with a price tag of Rs. 7.82 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). On the other hand, Ducati Multistrada 950 is the slightly less powerful version of the Multistrada 1200 and it comes priced at Rs. 12.60 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
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