Ducati Diavel : Review

Ducati Diavel is the dynamic and rugged tourer that spell-bounds the auto enthusiasts to the extent. Ducati Diavel is all set to cruise the Indian roads with all the blaze. This out & out perfect tourer with reasonable cost allures the Indian market in minimal time.

 COLORS

Ducati Diavel comes accessible to the Indian customers in colors as;

 PERFORMANCE

Being a most prestigious tourer in the Ducati lineup, it draws all the power from a 1,198.4cc, Testastretta 11° L-twin, liquid-cooled engine that churns out a maximum power of 162bhp @ 9250rpm with a peak torque of 130.5 Nm @ 8000rpm.

The transmission duties are carried by a 6-speed gearbox connected to a wet multi-plate slipper clutch arrangement.

With the mighty engine setup, Ducati Diavel returns a fuel figure of 10 km/l (Company Claimed).

For improved performance & fuel efficiency, it gets a wire controlled electronic fuel injection supply system. This hardware setup sprints the bike forward without any disrupts & flaws.

 DESIGN & STYLING

Ducati Diavel carries splendid looks with aesthetic culture, where other models frighten to compete with. As said, the front of the bike gets a full LED headlamp unit with two vertical positioning lights that even more elevates the bike stance.

This all-black theme with sharp styling curves adds lavish appearance to the bike. The tubular steel trellis chassis is the base of the bike, which not only appears muscular but also bears well in unexpected situations. The 1580 mm of wheelbase offers provides good driving capabilities of the bike.

The strongly built 17- liters fuel tank along with shrouds, exhibits macho stance of the bike.

As of the rear profile, it gets a sporty seat, which gives all the comfort to the rider & pillion. The stainless steel muffler gives pleasant look to the bike.

The 239 kg of kerb weight feels somewhat heavier to the biker, but it’s not an issue anymore.

The instrumental cluster shows the significant information of the bike in two segments (first on the fuel tank and another one is on the handlebar). As said, the first segment of the cluster displays about the selected driving mode. While the handlebar part displays digital speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, air temperature, coolant temperature and fuel gauge.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

The driving dynamics of the bike are the most talkative aspect of the bike. The Pirelli DiabloRosso II, 120/70-ZR17 front, and 240/45-ZR17 rear tyres, ensures better riding conditions for the biker even on wet roads. Hence, the driving made under all-weather conditions is easy to the biker.

There is no stress to the biker with the incorporation of reputed Marzocchi fully adjustable 50mm upside down forks at the front and fully adjustable mono shock with progressive linkage at the rear. The maneuvering of the bike is very easy with the overcome of potholes, bumps etc.

The speed of the bike is stoppable with the employment of 320mm dual disc brakes with Brembo four-piston caliper at the front and 265mm single disc brake with a twin-piston caliper at the rear, which works efficiently to facilitate rider & pillion with hassle-free comfort. While the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) comes as a standard option to give further assistance to the biker.

The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system comes as a safety feature, which gives commands to the engine accordingly to stop the bike at the acquired time. The three riding modes; Sport, Touring, and Urban gives an absolute performance with the appropriate selection of riding modes based on the terrains.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

Ducati Diavel comes available in 2-variants; STD, Carbon. These two variants get priced at a start range of INR17,96,797 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

It is that much easy to describe the artistry of the Ducati Diavel. kudos to the workmanship of the bikemaker for sculpting such a magnificent model that gives almost equal comfort and performance like the top-class cars.

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Ducati Multistrada : Review

The World’s finest Italian 2-wheeler manufacturer Ducati is well known for the auto market with its fast and furious road racers. The models from the Ducati are the most alluring ones that are incomparable to any of the models that are existing around the globe. The bike maker also rewarded with the most prestigious award ‘MotoGP’ for its desirable models. One such model from the bike maker is ‘Multistrada’. It is accessible to the Indian customers in 3-versions as; Ducati Multistrada 1200, 1200 Touring, the 1200S, 1200S Touring and 1200S Pikes Peak Edition.

This revolutionary model comes with all the advanced technicalities & features. This performance-oriented superbike offers driving modes like; Sport, Touring, Urban, and Endure, which makes the riding experience sumptuous.

 COLORS

Ducati Multistrada offered to the customers in colors as; White, Red, Red, White, Black & Red.

 PERFORMANCE

Up to now you have seen, how artistry the Multistrada is, and now its time to know about the powering technicalities of the superbike. The bike gets powered by a 2-generation Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Valve Timing) 1198.4cc, dual spark, liquid cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, L- Twin engine that produces a peak power of 160 hp @ 9,500rpm with a maximum torque of 136 Nm @ 7,500rpm.

The bike is now compliance to the standard Euro 4 norms for better emission standards. The 6-speed transmission gearbox works effectively to equate with the power output figures produced.

With the potential engine setup, the bike claims a top speed of 250 km/h. The Bosch enabled electronic fuel injection system with elliptical throttle uses Ride-by-Wire technology to ensure tasty rides by also delivering decent fuel figures.

With the efficient engine technicalities, Ducati Multistrada returns a decent fuel figure of about 20 km/l (company claiming). While we drove it claimed 16.15 km/l (approx).

 DESIGN & STYLING

Ducati always delivers the iconic models, that steals the heart of the auto adores. The Multistrada is sculpted on a sturdy Trellis chassis with a large diameter, a light gauge with two central cast Aluminum sections and a rear cast sub-frame.

The Multistrada offers utmost comfort to both rider & pillion and hence, make them feel delighted to the extent. As of this, it gets two separate seats for both the rider and pillion, to ease the drives without any flaws.

The design of the Multistrada is something that was not easy to define. The front section of the bike gets a two air bay for air inlet which not only provides good performance but also brings perfect stance to the bike.

Two LED headlamp units give the good vision of road under un-visible conditions. The adjustable visor housed above the headlamp unit, measuring (18 mm taller and 43 mm wider) provides good protection under high winds.

While the 17-inch, 3-spoke alloy wheels enhance the overall appearance of the bike. The tyre hugger fender at the rear reduces the splashing of mud.
The rear view mirrors mounted on the handlebars gives perfect visionary of the objects behind the bike.

The 20-liters robust fuel tank with a covered extended front fairing on the sides gives a huge appearance to the bike.

The clutch and front brake lever with the LED indicators give good communication for the bikers. The sturdy grab rails give a good amount of grip to the pillion to hold the bike. The 192kgs of kerb weight, might be heavy to the biker but, maneuvering of the bike is comfortable without any flaws.

The instrument cluster with 2-LCD screens fitted behind the visor displays useful info to the biker regarding; speed, rpm, fuel level etc. The rider will be alerted if any malfunction was encountered in the system, with the help of the screens, which works mutually with the sensors and ECU of the bike. One of the LCD displays driving modes, and ABS status of the bike.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

Ducati bikes are the desirable ones that deliver the all the driving capabilities to the rider without any disrupts.

The bike sprints on a most reputed Pirelli Scorpion trail tyres of 120/70 17’’ at the front and 190/55 17’’ at the rear that gets wrapped to stylish and robust alloy wheels. These tyres ensure better grip over the surface and hence, there is no chance of skidding of the bike.

So as to stop the heading power, Multistrada gets a 320mm dia dual disc brakes on the front wheel and a 245mm disc brake on the rear wheel. While the electronically adjustable 9ME Bosch ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) gives further stopping power to the biker.

This perfect touring bike ensures hassle-free rides with the incorporation of 48mm electronically adjustable Upside down suspension unit at the front and electronic spring pre-load adjustment at the rear. While the integrated Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) technology comes as an additional comfort feature that provides fruitful rides to the biker.

Hence, the overall features work very accordingly to ensure all the easement to the biker & pillion.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

Ducati Multistrada comes in 4-variants with a price starting at the range of INR 17,16,453 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

Nevertheless performer needs no introduction to brief the mighty allrounder. Another opulent was joined in the Ducati Portfolio.

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Ducati Scrambler : Review

After a long time, Ducati debuted another retro-styled off-roader into the market with a nameplate ‘Scrambler’. Ducati put an end card to all the nervousness and awaits with the ‘Scrambler’ which was first unveiled at the Intermol 2014 motor show in Cologne, Germany. This is the second scrambler model that was placed in the Ducati portfolio after the Desert Sled. This retro-styled motorbike is a tremendous power oriented off & on-roader model that gives raging experience to the rider with the drive. Continue reading.

 COLORS

Ducati Scrambler comes offered in colors as; Red, Black, Yellow & Yellow.

 PERFORMANCE

Ducati incorporated a powerful engine that scrambles every surface without any flaws. Powering the engine, it gets an 803cc, 2-valves per cylinder, air-cooled, Desmodromic distribution, L-Twin engine, that churns out 75hp of peak power @ 8,250rpm with a 68Nm of maximum torque @ 5,750rpm. The fuel injection supply system gives improved performance with good fuel economy.

The APTC (Adler Power Torque slipper clutch) wet multiplate with mechanical control motor mated to a 6-speed gearbox works effectively to ensure better shifting of gears and also completes the transmission duties.

The Ducati Scrambler claims a mileage figure of 20 km/l, that was good to get with the bike.

 DESIGN & STYLING

Ducati Scrambler series is the most iconic lineup in the Ducati portfolio. Not only the performance but also the design & styling of the Scrambler pulls the heart of the motor lovers.

The basic variant ‘Icon’ has the attractive styling elements that give a lavish appearance to the avatar. While the Urban Enduro variant carries the adventure stance which gets an off-road handlebar with crossbar, round headlight with LED ring, headlight grill and Skid Plate.

On the other hand, Classic variant drives us to the 90’s with its retro & vintage design cues. The Full Throttle version is sculpted to endeavor the race tracks with easy controlling.  The Scrambler series comes in sporty & rugged stance to impress the masses.

Further, it gets a mobile charging USB port under the seat to facilitate the users.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

The handling & controlling of the Scrambler series is easy with the quality fitments and reliable features. The four models get sculpted on a Tubular steel Trellis chassis, which was sturdy and light in weight too. The maneuvering of the Scrambler bikes is very simple and manageable.

For hassle-free & stress-free rides the Scrambler lineup boasts a pre-load adjustable upside-down Kayaba 41mm forks at the front and Kayaba rear shock at the rear. With this trustworthy suspension setup, the rider and the pillion will experience the highest level of comfort without any awkward experience in the entire journey.

To avoid the slipperiness on all the surfaces, the four Scrambler models get employed with the Pirelli MT 60 RS 110/80 ZR18 at the front and Pirelli MT 60 RS 180/55 ZR17 at the rear. The cornering of the bike with sharp cuttings is done very effectively.

The Scrambler Classic and Urban Enduro models get spoke aluminum wheels, while the remaining two models sport a10-spoke light alloy wheels, which looks plusher.

The braking duties of the powerful Scrambler models are done by the 330mm disc with a radial 4-piston caliper at the front and 245 mm disc with a single-piston floating caliper at the rear, while the ABS (Anti-lock braking system) come as a standard option to enhance the braking operation.

With the stiff suspension system, quality fitments, reliable braking unit assist the rider and helps to maneuver the bike with all the rage and courage.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

Ducati Scrambler comes accessible in 5-variants that get priced at a start range of INR 7,99,778 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

Ducati Scrambler with all the 4-models will definitely a big deal for the bikers who adores for the off-road & on-road experience equally. The mighty performance with aesthetic looks and rugged styling will be plus points to this standout model. Thumbs Up For This!

Also Read: Ducati Scrambler features, Specs & Details

Ducati SuperSport : Review

Ducati launched the most iconic sports model ‘SuperSport’ into the auto market so as to make the portfolio sumptuous and also to delight the auto lovers. This naked sports bike gets power packed engine along with super transmission gearbox that gives powerful vibes to the distant riders. The bookings of this sports model are opened with the initial pay of 3 lakhs depending on the dealership.

The bike is accessible to the customers in 2-variants; SuperSport (STD) & SuperSport S.The main strategy behind the debut of this sports model by the bike maker is to grab the customers, who are in search of sports model that replaces the existing Ducati Multistrada 950 and the Panigale 959. So, let’s see how it would be a better alternative to these 2-grandeurs.

 COLORS

Ducati SuperSport comes gets offered to the auto market in colors as;

 PERFORMANCE

The SuperSport model gets all the power from a power-packed 937cc liquid-cooled Testastretta L-twin engine that generates 110PS of power @ 9,500rpm with peak torque of 93Nm @ 6,500rpm.

The Quick Shift (DQS) up/down quick shifter with 6-speed transmission unit provides better shifting of gears, and thus, the rider feels no faults while driving the bike at high-speeds, with shifts.

 DESIGN & STYLING

The Ducati SuperSport receives the styling and design cues alike to the Panigale model.

The bike gets a sharp looking headlamp unit that not only gives bright light but also enhances the overall front profile.

The adjustable windscreen gives stability to the bike and also the rider at high winds.

The new exhausts with the higher set of clip-on bring the plusher look the bike. The nicely cushioned seat provides good comfort to both the rider & pillion.

The lower footpegs is an add-on comfort feature that eases the legs. The features that provides utmost comfort and easement to the rider are ride-by-wire, rider modes, 8-level traction control and 3-level ABS.

These noteworthy fitments and elements will work efficaciously to ensure speedy drives with the positive feeling.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

The SuperSport model provides super driving capabilities to the rider by employing the good braking unit, and hassle-free suspension setup.

The braking duties are handled by the 320mm dual semi-floating discs fitted to the radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4-32 callipers at the front and a single 245 mm disc with a 2-piston calliper at the rear. All the heading speed of the bike is stopped accordingly by the uniform application of the rider. The ABS option further assists the rider to maneuver the road at high speeds.

As of the suspension system, SuperSport gets a 43mm fully adjustable Marzocchi upside-down forks at the front and a linked semi-adjustable Sachs monoshock damper at the rear. The rider will not experience the potholes, bumps and disturbed surfaces, with the effective working of the trusted suspension unit.

While the cornering of the bike at sharp edges is possible with 17-inch grippy Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres housed on a lightweighted alloys wheels.

The stability of the bike at high speeds is possible with 210 kilos (kerb), which was less as compared to the other cruising models.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

Ducati SuperSport is available in 2-variants with a price tag starting at a range of INR 13,43,748 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Suzuki GSX-R1000F & Kawasaki Ninja 1000 are the tough contenders for the Ducati SuperSport.

 IS IT BEST?

Ducati SuperSport is a contemporary & refreshing model along with a potential speed that suits the most of the young studs. If you are in search of the sports model that satisfies the thirst of the naked street experience then Ducati SuperSport is the best to choose with.

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Ducati 959 Panigale : First Ride Review

Ducati debuted another best in the class sports bike that allures the Indian auto market. That is none other than Ducati 959 Panigale. Panigale 959 is an updated version of discontinued 899 Panigale model. The main motto of this cruiser is to deliver the mighty performance to the adorable and desirable men.

 COLORS

Ducati 959 Panigale gets accessible to the Indian customers in colors like;

 PERFORMANCE

Ducati 959 Panigale gets powered by a 955cc L-twin Superquadro cylinder, liquid cooled engine that pumps out a maximum of 157 bhp of power @ 10500 rpm with a maximum torque of 107 Nm of @ 9000 rpm.

This Euro4 compliance bike delivers the high – output figures to revive the fed up enthusiasts. The bore ratio of 100mm while the stroke ratio is increased to 57.2mm to 60.8mm for better emission and power figures.

While the 3-riding modes; Wet, Sport, and Race provide desirable rides to the biker.

 DESIGN & STYLING

The design language and styling cues steal the heart of the auto lovers. The bike was sculpted on a monocoque aluminum chassis to withstand in all situations.

Most of the styling cues are borrowed from the 1299 Panigale. However it also gets a revamped nose fairing, and bright headlight unit for better vision, a taller screen for the better understanding of the output figures, larger air intakes for safe handling, mirror stalks and tailpiece.

Ducati 959 Panigale appears to be taller and sportier, which in turn makes the customers feel delighted for this.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

We the Indian’s were very fond of riding the bike at high speeds, so if the bike like this comes handy, one cannot stop him. So, to withstand and provide good comfort at high speeds the bike gets equipped with the Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres that provide better control of bike under all road conditions.

The suspension duties are carried by a Showa suspension setup, which now gives the good level of comfort to both the rider & pillion.

While the Brembo brakes employed both the ends of the wheels give enormous stopping power to the machine very effectively. So, don’t worry, better justification is done to all the categories by the bike maker to enhance the riding conditions of the bike at high revs.

For further assistance, the Ducati employed the world-class features like the aluminum billet machined footrests for smooth boot grip while riding the bike, an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Ride-by-Wire technology and Engine Brake Control (EBC).

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

This super sports bike gets now costs us INR 14.04 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

Another new model is surely going to occupy the best place in the Ducati portfolio with its dynamic looks, muscular stance, decent execution and not but not the least with reasonable pricing. Yes! I am saying about the 959 Panigale. Buy for sure if you are not a money minded, but a racing enthusiast.

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Ducati Hypermotard : Review

Ducati’ the most prestigious and trustworthy bike maker delights us every time with all the potential and beautiful models. So now, a new model with nameplate ‘Hypermotard’ gets debuted in India to deliver the power packed performance along with aesthetic design language. So we are going to witness the mighty performance in Indian roads. Come let’s have a look.

 COLORS

Ducati Hypermotard comes offered in colors as;

 PERFORMANCE

The so-called powerful bike draws all the power from an 821.1cc, Testastretta 11° L-twin, a liquid-cooled engine that produces a high power of 110 bhp @ 9250 rpm with a peak torque of 89 Nm @ 7750 rpm.

The Magneti Marelli electronic fuel injection system works effectively in accordance with the above-said engine.

While the 6-speed constant mesh transmission unit with wet multiplate slipper clutch set-up provides good gearshifts by reducing the unwanted engine breakdowns. Hence, gearbox duties are fulfilled efficiently.

With the impeccable output figures, Hypermotard returns a mileage figure of 14 km/l (approx).

 DESIGN & STYLING

Ducati never disappoints us regarding the design and styling of the bike. So, the Hypermotard is one such model that carries all the quality, sturdy, and reliable, elements that mesmerize us.

The bike was built on a tubular steel trellis chassis, that appears to be robust and premium. As of the front, the bike boasts a stylish headlamp unit with a highly raised fender, which gives elegant stance to the bike. The turn indicators housed on the handlebar guards gives good communication to the bike and also nice styling element to the bike.

The robustly build 16-liters fuel tank enhances the riding posture of the biker and also exhibits the muscular appearance of the bike. While the rear gets an astounding tail lamp unit that shows the artistry of the bike. The stainless steel muffler unit with two lambda probes, take the appearance to the next level.

The motorcycle comes with a wheelbase of 1500 mm offering good stability and handling features to amuse the rider. It has a sharply designed fuel tank with a storage capacity fuel tank and a total kerb weight of 198kg.

The digital instrument cluster displays useful info regarding speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, average speed, average fuel consumption and telltale lights.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

Ducati is not only known for producing plusher and performance oriented models but also for the level of comfort they provide is also the most talkative category on the bike.

To give better handling capabilities in all tarmacs, it boasts the SP 120/70 ZR17 tyre at the front and SP 180/55 ZR17 rear tubeless tyres that get wrapped in black alloy wheels. These sturdy alloy wheels get fitted to a Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres which ensure better grip on all tarmacs.

To stop the power packed performer, it gets a 320mm dual disc brakes with Brembo 4-piston calliper at the front and 245mm disc brake with twin-piston callipers at the rear, give smooth braking mechanism with appropriate application of the bike.

For further assistance, it gets a Bosch 9MP ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) to give better stability under on roads.

To provide stress-free drives to both the rider & pillion, the Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable upside-down shock absorbers at the front and progressive linkage with Ohlins mono-shock at the rear. Hence, the suspension setup works well to ease the occupants in bumps, potholes, and uneven surfaces.

Safety as a primary concern, the bike maker employed top-class features to ensure safety rides. The features that serve safety duties to the seaters are Ducati Traction Control (DTC) to reduce unwanted skidding, an advanced Bosch 9 MP ABS system for better braking, 3-riding modes to give the adorable riding experience. These top-class features make the Hypermotard a standout model in the crowded adventurous models.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

With all the handily performance and premium design the bike costs at a range of INR 10 – 19 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

Please make a way for the splendid model that surely draws the attention of the auto market and motor enthusiasts. The impeccable output figures with high-end features and top-level comfort, make the Hypermotard an alluring model in the Ducati Portfolio.

Also Read: Ducati Hypermotard features, Specs & Details

Ducati Panigale V4 : Review

Ducati again came with the most alluring model that surely mesmerizes the mankind is none other than ‘Panigale V4’. The Panigale V4 officially made its stance in India with all the expectations at heights. Only 20 units are accessible to the customers in India, which was quite sorrowing for the motor enthusiasts. Ducati Panigale V4 is first bike to boast a powerful 4-cylinder engine that was powered by the MotoGP Desmosedici.

This naked cruiser makes the day of the rider and also pillion, with its impeccable performance and greater comfort. The bike carries all the lavish flavor with new and efficient engine hardware which gives oomph feeling to the mankind.

The artistry of the bike with aesthetic looks arrests the most of the enthusiasts, who deserves and adores for the best. Ducati Panigale V4 is accessible to the Indian customers in 2-variants, the Ducati Panigale V4 and the Ducati Panigale V4 S and another variant named Panigale V4 Speciale which was not available to the Indian customers right now.

 COLORS

Ducati Panigale V4 comes offered in 2-elegant color options as;

 PERFORMANCE

This limited model gets powered by a new 1103cc twin-cylinder engine that effectively churns out a maximum of 214hp of power @ 13,000rpm with a peak torque of 124Nm @ 10,000rpm, while the Panigale V4 Speciale gets even more power of up to 226hp because it’s a high-end variant. With the powerful execution, the bike returns a mileage figure of 15 km/l, which was the decent economy, though it’s a speedy cruiser.

The hydraulically controlled slipper and wet multi-plate clutch with chain drive mechanism complete the transmission duties with the bike very effectively.

The gear shifts with the V4 layout at 90° has been induced to ensure better shifting of gears which was also used in the MotoGP Desmosedici engines.
It also comprises a counter-rotating crankshaft for better torque figures, which was taken from the MotoGP.

 DESIGN & STYLING

As said, the Panigale V4 is the astounding masterpiece in the Ducati lineup, which carries the macho & handsome dynamics to impress the country audience.

It weighs lesser than the race track version which accounts for easy maneuvering.The employment of double Layer so as to extracts the heat from the radiator and also gives good stance to the bike. An 830mm seat height makes the rider easy, to maneuver the hard traffic conditions with good seating posture.

Ducati tweaked the chassis of the bike to bring the dynamic and premium appearance of the bike.

At the front, it gets an aggressive and sharper dual headlamp unit with larger air ducts to elevate the aerodynamics and also the appearance of the bike.

The robustly build Diamond tank provides good riding posture to the rider and also appears to be astounding too.

The rear profile is raised to increase the dynamics of the bike, while the LED tail light setup enhances the rear profile.

Coming to the infotainments, the 5-inch color TFT screen displays the road and tracks information in an organized manner. The bike gets unique features that ensure quality rides. For this, the standard V4 model gets a full LED-headlight DRLs with, Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Sachs steering damper, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO, quick control selection, automatic switch-off turn signals.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

As of the driving dynamics, the rider gets all the easement to maneuver the bike from city & highway traffic conditions very easily. For this, the 43mm fully adjustable Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF), the Sachs steering damper at the front and fully adjustable Sachs mono shock absorbers at the rear provides hassle-free driving experience to the rider.

Your desire of joyful rides is better justified by the bike maker. Up to now, it is clear that the Panigale V4 is the most potential cruiser with premium design language. But, what about the braking system? No worries, the bike maker employed a reliable and trustworthy braking setup that stops the bike accordingly with the appropriate application of the brake setup.

The 330mm dual disc with 4-piston callipers at the front, while the 245mm single disc with 2-piston callipers at the rear gives all the power to the braking setup to stop the rocket cruiser. The Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers make the braking duties simpler and efficient.

For better handling & controlling of the bike, Ducati accessed a 17-inch alloy that gets wrapped to a new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 tyre at the front end and wider Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/60 tyre at the rear.

While the new Panigale V4 S and Panigale V4 Speciale variants sport an Öhlins NIX-30 fork, Öhlins TTX36 rear shock absorber and Öhlins steering damper with the event-based control system.

For enhanced safety, Ducati Panigale V4 gets a Control (DSC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration and other standard & unique features that facilitate the biker to the extent.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

Ducati Panigale V4 is accessible to the Indian customers in 2-variants that starts a price tag of INR 22,91,133 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

Nothing much to say about the oomph model from the pretty bike maker Ducati. The only thing that hurts much is the availability of bike less in number.


Also Read: Ducati Panigale V4 Details, Specs & Features

Ducati Monster 797 : Review

All the bike manufacturers work hard to intend to draw the draw the attention of the motor enthusiasts by producing nevertheless commuters into the market.  So, the weak point of us is the advantage of the bike producers. So, among the crowded bike makers ‘Ducati’ is one of the finest, costliest bike manufacturer that produces performance oriented bikes into the market.

Under the hood, Monster 797 has emerged into the market with expectations at peaks. So, now the question is, do the Monster 797 is a flawless model? Let’s see.

 COLORS

Ducati Monster 797 gets offered in colors like;

 PERFORMANCE

Ducati Monster 797 gets all the power from 803cc L-twin, air-cooled engine churns out a maximum of 74.7Ps of power @ 8,250rpm and 68.8Nm of torque @ 5,750rpm. The powerful execution is enough for the biker to scramble all the surfaces very easily.

With the powerful execution and output figures, the bike returns an efficient mileage figure of 18 km/l as per city traffic conditions, while in the highways it claims a 22 km/l.

The bike manages to reach 60km/h in just 2.46 seconds while 0-100kmph is claimed in 4.94 seconds.

The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox that gives smooth shifting of gears. The clutch comes with APTC (Adler Power Torque Plate Clutch), to stop the rear wheel from locking while downshifting and also to restrict the pull effort of the clutch, making it simple for the rider.

 DESIGN & STYLING

The Ducati Monster 797 carries the same design language as the Monster 821 but some tweaks like 10-spoke alloys, red frame, and a single exhaust canister make the bike a standout model in the market.

The nicely cushioned seat height is a comfort and also convenient to the short riders which measure 805mm in dimensions.

The 193kg (dry) of weight provides easy maneuvering of the bike, even in hard traffic conditions.

The 16.5-litre robust fuel tank gives all the muscular stance to the bike from each & every angle.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

Coming to the driving dynamics the bike gives all the possible comfort to the extent. As of this, the 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres wrapped to 10-spoke wheels prevents the bike from unwanted punctures.

The 320 mm dual semi-floating discs mated to a Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers at the front and a 245 mm connected to a single piston calliper at the rear gives good braking mechanism to the rider and also stop the bike with effectively with the appropriate application. The bike further gets the Bosch ABS as a standard option which ensures even more safety while braking the bike at high speeds, and thus, skidding of the bike is reduced accordingly.

Coming to the Suspension unit, the 43mm Kayaba upside-down forks with a 125mm wheel travel up front and adjustable Sachs mono shock damper with a wheel travel of 150mm at the rear gives stress-free drives to both the rider & pillion.

The only lack of the bike is the miss of an traction control and riding modes, which if present gives an unconditional driving experience to the biker & companion.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

Ducati Monster 797 comes accessible in 1-variants with a price tag that starts at INR 8,88,248 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

Taking categories into consideration, Ducati Monster 797 is the decent commuter with all the reliable features & offers. The powerful execution is enough for the motor enthusiasts and thus the no awful rides are experienced by the biker.

As for the pricing, it is not the cheap model, but it’s just an affordable model in the Ducati lineup.  So, if you want to take home a naked commuter with low price, then it’s not a right model as compared to the Triumph Street Triple S, Kawasaki Z900.

 Also Read: Ducati Monster 797 Features, Specs & Details

Ducati Monster 1200 : Review

Being a superbike manufacturer in the globe ‘Ducati’ came up with a new model ‘Monster 1200’. Ducati’s Monster series is the most applauded lineup that suits for the naked endeavors. The Monster 1200 performance makes the rider fury & naked. Let’s see how the naked performance is possible.

 COLORS

Ducati Monster 1200 gets accessible to the customers in paint schemes as;

 PERFORMANCE

The Ducati Monster 1200 draws all the power from a 1194.6 cc Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, that churns out a maximum power of 146.3 PS @ 9250 rpm with a peak torque of 124 Nm @7750 rpm.

While the dual spark mated to a 6-speed transmission system with a slipper clutch-assisted wet multi-plate clutch assembly, that ensures good gear shift pattern.

With the above hardware setup, the bike returns 18km/l, which was quite good to hear from the bike maker.

 DESIGN & STYLING

All the Ducati Monster lineup boasts round headlamp unit with twin individual sections.

The 15 liters robust fuel tank was sculpted neatly and elegantly to give astounding looks and also good riding posture to the rider as well.

The aluminum cast subframe and the tubular chrome-moly steel trellis exhibits all the lavish & macho stance of the bike.

The nicely cushioned step up seat provides good comfort to the rider & pillion.

The rear gets a stylish LED tail lamp unit that adds the prominent appearance to the bike. The twin masculine exhausts are housed at a decent height, while the big rear tyre gives mighty stance to the rear.

The bike measures 2,100mm length, 780mm width, and 1,060mm in height. The 1,450mm wheelbase with a ground clearance of 167mm ensures good driving conditions in the hard traffic.

The total kerb weight of 187kgs gives good hold on the road, while the digital instrument console displays all the useful info regarding speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, oil temperature gauge, low oil pressure light, fuel gauge, low fuel warning light and service reminder.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

Thanks to the Ducati for making the bike stable, sturdy & comfort. The good driving dynamics are possible with the 120/70-ZR17 tyre at the front & 190/55-ZR17 rear tyres that wrapped over stylish black alloy wheels.

The 320 mm disc brake at the front & 245 mm disc brake at the rear gives good braking mechanism and stops the bike very effectively. The ABS option further gives all the braking assistance to the rider in all conditions.

The suspension system comprises of 43mm upside down forks at the front and Progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable monoshock at the rear provides hassle-free drives on all surfaces.

The APTC wet multi-plate slipper clutch comes as the boon in the bike, which prevents loss of revs and the effects of engine braking under aggressive downshifts. The twin mirrors at the rear caution & aware the rider every time by showing the traffic behind the bike. Hence the naked touring is fulfilled with utmost safety.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

Ducati Monster 1200 comes available in 2-variants and gets priced at start range of INR. 22,43,150 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 IS IT BEST?

Undoubtedly, Ducati Monster 1200 is the real monster that delivers enormous output figures with all the potent, while the design language is another aspect of the bike to be discussed. The rider will definitely praise the bike maker ‘Ducati‘ for producing a mighty performer that revs like a heart. Coming to the pricing, the customer feels somewhat costlier but, folks it is a Ducati, so, buy with confidence & soundness. 

 Also Read: Ducati Monster: Details, Specs & Features

Ducati Multistrada 950 : Test Drive Review

Another opulent model is forayed under the nameplate of Ducati is none other than ‘Multistrada 950’. The Multistrada 950 gives a beasty off-road & on-road performance that was never seen in the country. Multistrada 950 is the most reasonable & affordable model from the desirable bikemaker ‘Ducati’.

This adventurous tourer gives the powerful vibes to the rider without any flaws. The prominent design language, aesthetic looks, reliable features make the motor enthusiasts a slave.

Let’s see, whether it has the worthy stuff or not to carry the reputation of the Ducati brand.

 DESIGN & STYLING

Ducati Multistrada 950 gets offered  in colors like;

 DESIGN & STYLING

Ducati Multistrada 950’s designed cues are borrowed from sibling model Ducati Multistrada 1200. The bikes portray a huge stance that appears big to the eyes.

The front gets an elegantly designed headlamp unit that housed above the large windscreen. The front apron is the most appealing aspect of the bike, while the red shaded suspension unit and large 19-inch alloy wheels give plusher and tom-boy stance to the bike.

The knuckle guard mounted LED blinkers and sturdy fuel tank gives muscular stance from the front profile.

The exhaust muffler, 19-inch large front wheel, trellis frame with black finish, a double-sided swingarm are the premium features while comparing to its sibling model Multistrada 1200.

The fully digital instrument console excites the rider, but the lack of TFT screen makes the rider to feel bad. The USB charging port with the adjustable windscreen is the unique elements in the bike. Finally, the elements and features are beyond the expectations and thus, kudos for the premium design.

 PERFORMANCE

The bike gets powered by a 937cc L-twin engine that pumps out a maximum of 113PS of power @ 9000rpm with a peak torque figure of 96.2Nm @ 7750rpm. The bike now gets a revised cylinder head for better performance.

With the powerful engine setup, the bike claims a decent mileage figure of 14.87 km/l in the city driving conditions. The 8-level traction control option gives all the adventurous driving vibes to the rider.

The four riding modes; Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro eases the rider to play on the tarmac with naked driving modes.

 RIDING DYNAMICS 

Braking as a primary concern, the Multistrada 950 gets a 320mm dual discs fitted with Brembo monobloc calipers at the front and 265mm disc with a 2-piston caliper at the rear, for further assistance, the bike gets an ABS option to stop all the heading speed.

The front gets a 19-inch alloy wheel while the rear gets 17-inch wheels that come wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres.

The fully adjustable 48mm KYB upside-down forks at the front and a fully-adjustable Sachs monoshock damper at the rear provides good suspension in the bumpy and uneven roads.

The bike gets a 3-level ABS system where the Level 1 is for off-road use where ABS to the rear wheel is off and rear wheel lift is off. Level 2 is for the sporty mode with ABS active on both the wheels and rear wheel anti-lift deactivated. Finally, the Level 3 is for the normal mode with ABS active on both wheels and rear wheel lift-up prevention active as well.

 WHAT ABOUT PRICING?

With the mesmerizing design, features, specs & performance the bike now costs us at a range of INR 14,28,555 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike receives a tough competition from the segment existers like;  Kawasaki Versys 1000 and Suzuki V-Strom.

 IS IT BEST?

The Multistrada 950 is the oomph model that carries from the DNA from the desirable ‘Ducati’. The effortless driving with nevertheless performance is the key point to be considered in the bike. The traction control and ABS as a standard option will surely drag you to the stores.

The only lacks in the bike are the IMU and the Skyhook suspension which will, even more, eases the rider. Coming to the pricing, it costs INR 5 lakh cheaper than the 1200S (approx). If you fond of adventurous riding, then it is a perfect option for you to choose.

Also Read:  Ducati Multistrada Features, Specs & Details.