I’d earlier reported sometime back that Ducati has very well understood the potential of Indian market and had decided to tap the market by coming up with an Asia specific model and as reported it’ll be the ‘Monster 795’.
As soon I posted this a couple of months back or so, a lotta people expressed their interest in getting their hands on this bike. For them, owning a Ducati was something they haven’t even dreamt of. Now, they felt that they too can own a Ducati at a price unimagined by them. This, I felt is true to a greater extent.
The Monster 795 is expected to be in the price band of INR 5 to 6 lakhs, which means that that it’ll compete head on with the Kawasaki Ninja 650R, Hyosung GT650R, Hyosung GT650N, which is the recently launched naked version of the existing GT650R and HD 883 Superlow, though it falls in an entirely different segment compared with the other models mentioned above.
The Monster series of bikes from Ducati came to inception in the year 1993. It was designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi and the usage of Trellis frame added structural efficiency for the bike, which became a massive hit across many nations of the globe. The year 2005 was an important one for Monster. It was in this year, Ducati Monster’s sales accounted for over half of Ducati’s worldwide sales.
To let know a few details of the Ducati Monster 795, it is basically a fusion model of two Monsters – Moster 696 and Monster 796. The chassis of 795 is more likely to be that of 696’s. The model will incorporate a conventional swingarm unit rather than the usage of a single-sided swingarm for cost effectiveness.
The 795 is more likely to be powered by the 803cc Desmodromic L-Twin 2-valve per cylinder air-cooled motor which powers the successful Ducati 796. This simply means that this model will not observe a lag in terms of Engine. It is capable of pumping out a whooping 87PS of power @ 8,250rpm and 78Nm of torque @ 6,250rpm. Transmission for the Monster 795 will be a six-speed gearbox. The bike will weigh about 167kg. This is pretty low compared with other models in this category.
This model is Asia specific and was unveiled in Malaysia by MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi who rides for Ducati now. In order to achieve price competitiveness, it is more likely to be either built completely or assembled at the company’s fully operational plant situated in Thailand. It is to be mentioned here that this facility is just a year old. The Asia-specific Ducati Monster 795 will go for sale in nine countries viz, Thailand, China, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore.
So, what do you think will be the scope for this product in India? Is this the kind of bike India is waiting for? Will Ducati mark its presence in India with the all new Monster 795? Leave your comments in the form of words below.
Author – BikeAdvice.in