Italian sports motorcycle brand Ducati officially entered to India in 2015. India being relatively new market does not stop Ducati to bring international models to the country soon after their global unveiling. The latest model coming to India is the XDiavel and the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, both unveiled at the EIMCA show in Milan last November.
A report in Zigwheels confirms both motorcycles will be launched in the country mid-2016 and the bookings are already open for a down payment of Rs one lakh. The report also claims the XDiavel will be priced at around Rs 16.3 lakh, while the Multistrada 1200 Enduro will command a tag of close to Rs 18.3 lakh. Both motorcycles will be brought to India as CBU units from Ducati's Thailand plant. The deliveries are expected to begin from August this year.
Talking about the motorcycle, the XDiavel is Ducati's take on modern cruiser motorcycle. Ducati claims the XDiavel brings together two worlds: the cruiser attributes of low speeds, relaxed riding and long journeys and the Ducati's Italian style, engineering and performance. The XDiavel features belt-drive and powered by a Testastretta DVT 1262cc, V-twin engine that makes 156hp at 9,500rpm and 129Nm maximum torque at 5000rpm. The engine is mated to six-speed transmission with a slipper clutch. The motorcycle weighs 220kg and comes with a wheelbase of 1615mm.
On the other hand, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro caters in to the adventure tourer motorcycle segment in the country which is fast growing in past couple of years. Ducati India already sells the Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S in India, while the 1200 Enduro is a more hardcore version ideal for off-road. The 1200 Enduro is powered by 1,198cc Testastretta V-twin engine that develops 158bhp at 9,500rpm and 136Nm of torque at 7,500rpm mated to six-speed transmission.