Italian bike maker Ducati launched the Monster 795 a motorcycle specially made for the Asian market at the 2012 Auto Expo. The Monster 795 was launched at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo at a strating price of Rs. 6.99 lakhs. However the company soon revised the prices to Rs. 5.99 lakhs which was an introductory price. Recently the company announced the price protection only for the first 300 customers after which the price will be hiked to the original Rs. 6.99 lakhs.
The Monster 795 is bought in India as a CBU from Thailand and enjoys only 20% duty due to the Indo-Thai Free Trade Agreement. This has helped the Italian bike maker to bring down the cost of the Monster 795.
The bike has a 803cc L-twin, air cooled engine which produces 87PS of power and 78Nm of torque at 6250rpm. The engine is mated to a six speed gear box. To bring the cost down, the 795 has a double-sided swing arm instead of the single on the 796 and 3-spoke alloy wheels instead of the five-spoke available on the 796.
Ducati offers a personalized program (known as the Monster Art program) in select Asian countries for the Monster 795, letting riders chose additional 10 colour schemes.