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Ducati Monster 797 & Multistrada 950 launched in India

Ducati India today launched the Multistrada 950 and Monster 797 at a price of 12.6 lakh rupees (ex-showroom, Delhi) and 7.77 lakh rupees (introductory, ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively. These 2 launches today are part of 5 model launches Ducati is planning to make this year, something we had reported earlier (click here to read about rest of the models coming to India.)

Ducati Multistrada 950 is powered by a 937cc Testastretta, L-Twin, liquid cooled engine, producing 113hp at 9,000rpm and 96.2Nm of torque at 7,650rpm. It comes loaded with Ducati Safety Pack, which includes the latest Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with 3-level adjustment and 8-level Ducati Traction Control. These safety systems apply different intervention levels depending on the selected Riding Mode; riders can personalize them to set up the Multistrada 950 to match their individual needs and riding skills.

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Multistrada 950 features a front Trellis frame, made up of large-diameter yet thin tubing, plus two lateral aluminum sub-frames to ensure maximum torsional rigidity. At the front, upside down 48 mm fork with 170 mm of travel, a dedicated cast fork leg, plus adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping do the duty. While at the rear, a Sachs shock connects the swingarm to the left sub-frame: again, spring pre-load is adjustable (via a knob-operated hydraulic press), as is hydraulic compression and rebound damping. The spring is progressive, consequently increasing ride comfort even with the bike fully loaded. Rear suspension travel is 170 mm.

The Multistrada 950 features Brembo M4.32 monobloc radial calipers with four 32 mm diameter pistons and 2 pads, an axial pump and dual 320 mm front discs. At the rear, a 265 mm disc is gripped by a floating caliper, again by Brembo. Such top-drawer components ensure unbeatable performance, a feature that has always been a Ducati hallmark.

Ducati Monster 797 is the smallest monster in Ducati’s lineup and is powered by a 803cc L-Twin air cooled engine, producing 75 hp at 8,250rpm and 68.9 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm.

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Monster 797 features a traditional tubular Ducati Trellis frame, which is rigid and light and along with the L-twin engine and steel tank, gives it the hallmark Monster styling. In the front, it comes with 43 mm Kayaba fork with 130 mm of travel. At the rear, a Sachs shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping and 150 mm of travel does the duty.

Braking at the front is provided by twin Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc calipers that grip dual 320 mm discs and an axial pump brake lever with the incorporated fluid reservoir. While at the rear a single 245 mm disc with Brembo caliper sintered brake pads provides adequate stopping power. There is also a Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with an internal pressure sensor.

Deliveries for the Ducati Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 would begin from next month (July), while if you had your eyes set on the White Multistrada 950, you would have to wait till October.

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