Ducati India slashes the price of Monster 795 to Rs 5.99 lakh!

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Days after launching its price warrior, the 795 Monster for the Indian market at the Auto Expo, Ducati India have slashed the price of the model to Rs 5.99 lakh. This should comes a great news to the skeptics who were criticizing the Italian bike maker for keeping the price of the bike (at 6.99 lakh) substantially higher than the Rs 5 lakh (or thereabouts) target.

The Moster 795 is the first mass market Ducati. The bike has been developed keeping costs in check, but without compromising with the alluring design ethos of the Italian company. Developed specifically for the Asian market, the new 795 is expected to spin some volumes for Ducati in India, a market which is expected to swell in the coming years, as regards sales of premium motorcycles. With the new pricing, the 795 isn’t too far away from the price of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R and the Hyosung GT650R / N twins. It presents itself as an option, and many would not mind shelling out a little more than a lakh of ruppess extra to buy a Ducati than going for a Hyosung.

Announcing the revision, Ashish Chordia, CEO, Ducati India said “It was always our endeavor to price this model attractively and we have succeeded in passing on the full benefits of the Thailand FTA to our customers. The response to the Monster 795 in just two days since its launch has been overwhelming and with the special price we expect the demand to grow exponentially.”

795 Specification

Chassis: Frame Tubular chrome moly steel trellis, casted aluminium subframe
Wheelbase: 1450 mm (57.1in)
Front suspension: Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks
Front wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre: 120/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
Rear wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17
Rear tyre: 160/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
Front brake: 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
Fuel tank capacity: 15 L / 13.5 L ABS version
Dry weight: 167kg / 169 kg ABS version
Body colour (frame/wheel) Red (red / black) – Arctic white silk (red / black) – Diamond black silk (red / black)
Engine: Type L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement: 803cc
Bore x Stroke: 88 x 66mm
Compression Ratio: 11:01
Power: 85 hp @ 8250 rpm
Torque: 78 Nm @ 6250 rpm
Fuel injection: Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body with stepper motor
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and twin lambda probes
Transmission: 6-speed
Ratio: 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Primary drive Straight cut gears: Ratio 1.85:1
Final drive Chain: Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control

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