Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati has launched the Monster 795 in India with a starting price of Rs 6,99,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Monster 795 was officially launched at the 2012 Auto Expo by Mirko Bordiga, Ducati Asia Pacific CEO and Ashish Chordia Ducati India CEO.
Ducati Monster 795 has been specifically developed for the Asian markets now becomes the most affordable Ducati in the Indian market. The Ducati Monster 795 is made in Thailand and will sold as CBU in India.
It has an 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.
With the Triumph Street Triple now available at Rs 5.75 lakh, the Kawasaki Ninja 650R at Rs 4.57 lakh and the Hyosung GT650N at Rs 4.6 lakh (all prices ex-showroom) Ducati will have to chart an all new strategy to lure customers.