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The Scrambler and Monster 821 were on the affordable side in Ducati's India line-up, while the Panigale 1299 and 1299 S were the most expensive. Ducati showed off the updated, Euro IV 2017 model at EICMA last November, so the bike should make its way here soon. The Monster 821 will take on the likes of Kawasaki’s Z900 and Triumph’s Street Triple S. Expect pricing to be slightly on the premium side, upwards of Rs 10.5 lakh.
The bike maker however still sells Euro III versions of its range-topping Panigale 1299 and 1299 S thanks to something called the derogation exemptions, which allows companies to sell a limited number of a product that’s ending its lifecycle and is soon to be replaced by a compliant one. The rules allow such bikes to be sold in Europe for two years, up to a maximum 10 percent of total sales of that product over the past two years.
The entire Ducati international range is now Euro IV save for the big Panigales, which will continue to sell through the derogation exemptions.
The range now features a top-spec petrol M Sport variant that is powered by a 252hp, 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol motor.Read More