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    Ducati Streetfighter V4 Launched – Prices Start At Rs 20 Lakh

    Ducati Streetfighter V4Ducati is working proactively to expand its footprint in the Indian market
    After adding three new scramblers earlier this year in January, Ducati has launched Streetfighter V4 at a starting price of 19.99 lakh. Top-spec V4 S variant is also on offer at a starting price of Rs 22.99 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom India.
    These new bikes are part of the company’s plan to introduce around 12 new products in the Indian market in 2021. The company is trying its best to speed up things at a time when operations remain affected due to the pandemic.
    Ducati Streetfighter V4
    Ducati Streetfighter V4 design and features
    Streetfighter V4 comes across as an ominous predator, ready to dominate the streets. Some key features include full-LED headlight, V-shaped DRL, 5-inch TFT instrument panel, and sculpted fuel tank. The bike is equipped with advanced aerodynamics such as biplane wings, which ensure a range of benefits. Some of these include agile handling and better control at high speed. The risk of wheel-up during acceleration is also reduced significantly.
    Talking about difference between Streetfighter V4 and V4S, the latter gets additional colour option of Dark Stealth. It’s a combo of dark grey frame and black wheels. The Ducati Red colour option is common for both variants. For a snazzier look, V4 S variant has been equipped with golden coloured USD front forks.
    Ducati Streetfighter V4
    In terms of functionality, Streetfighter V4 S gets 43mm Öhlins NIX30 event-based forks and Öhlins TTX36 event-based rear suspension. Steering damper is also from Öhlins. In comparison, the base V4 variant comes with 43 mm Showa BPF fork and Sachs rear suspension. Steering damper is from Sachs as well.
    Another difference can be seen in the wheels, with V4 S getting Marchesini aluminium forged units whereas V4 has aluminium alloy casted wheels. With the changes in equipment, V4 S variant is 2kg lighter than V4 variant.
    Ducati Streetfighter V4 engine
    Powering Streetfighter V4 is a 1,103 cc motor that is capable of generating 208 hp of max power at 13,000 rpm and 123 Nm of peak torque at 9,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine complies with Euro 5 / BS6 emission norms. This has been achieved through the use of advanced catalytic converter and a new technique that involves insertion of noble metals.
    Ducati Streetfighter V4
    The engine integrates advanced features such as slipper clutch, which ensures smooth operations and better control during sudden downshifts and hard braking. The bike also has Ducati Quick Shift EVO (DQS EVO), which allows the rider to change gears with the throttle open. DQS EVO works in combination with engine brake control and slipper clutch to ensure optimal performance.
    Bookings for 2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S have already started. Deliveries are expected to commence soon. However, there may be delays due to lockdown restrictions. More

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    Ducati India To Launch 12 New Motorcycles In 2021 – Scrambler, Multistrada, Monster

    Ducati Scrambler BS6 Bookings Open
    Ducati India plans to have launches in every quarter of this calendar year

    Ducati India has announced a comprehensive product onslaught in 2021 which will kick start with the updated Scrambler Icon. Bookings for the 2021 Ducati Scrambler Icon and Icon dark are open across the country for INR 50,000. In a bid to engage its Indian clientele, the Italian marque will also be conduction various throughout the calendar year including DRE Dream Tour, DRE Safety, offroad days, track days and personalized racetrack training sessions.
    Ducati India’s 2021 plans
    The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Icon is now compliant with BS6 emission norms finally. The company says that the COVID situation has caused delays but it still managed to launch the BS6 versions of Panigale V2, Scrambler 1100 Pro and Multistrada 950 S.
    Moving forward, the first quarter of 2021 will witness the launch of BS6 compliant Scrambler Icon, Diavel and XDiavel. The all-new Ducati Multistrada V4, Streetfighter V4 and Panigale V4 are arriving in second quarter of this calendar year. Second half of 2021 is reserved for naked bike onslaught with the new generation Monster, Supersport 950 and Hypermotard 950 RVE in the pipeline. The Scrambler range will be augmented by the introduction of 1100 Dark Pro, Night Shift and Desert Sled editions.
    2021 is set to be one of the most exciting years in recent times for Ducati not only in India but also globally as it just unveiled highly anticipated new gen Mutlitstrada and Monster motorcycles towards the end of 2020.
    2021 Ducati Monster
    2021 Ducati Monster
    Just like the Multistrada, the new Monster is also boasts of massive improvement in every single aspect. The street fighter features an all-new design which retains the Monster DNA, a new chassis and an array of lightweighting measures which make the bike 18 kg lighter than its predecessor.
    Power comes from a new 937 cc 11-degree Testastretta L-Twin liquid-cooled engine which produces a healthy 111 hp and 93 Nm of torque. The valve clearance service interval, called the Desmo service, stands at 30,000 km. The motorcycle gets a wide array of electronic gadgetry including a new colour TFT display.
    2021 Ducati Multistrada V4
    With the all-new GranTurismo V4 1,158 cc engine, the new Multistrada aims to become the new benchmark in the adventure tourer segment. In addition to a technically advanced motor, the Italian tourer also packs in best-in-class equipment and segment-fist features.
    2021 Ducati Multistrada V4
    Highlights include the radar-based rider assistance systems which include adaptive cruise control, rear collision warning and blind spot detection. The system is designed to work safely taking into account the vehicle’s orientation data from IMU.
    The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4‘s tech-laden motor is good for 170 hp and 125 Nm of torque. Expect the new motorcycle to be priced upwards of INR 20 lakh (ex-showroom). The motorcycle has a service interval of 60,000 km, longest in the motorcycle industry. More

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    2021 Ducati Monster Makes Global Debut – Gets Lighter, More Powerful

    2021 Ducati Monster
    The 2021 Ducati Monster achieves a staggering weight saving of 18 kg

    Ducati’s fifth and the final episode of its World Premiere series has landed, and the star of the show is the all-new Monster. The famous Italian street fighter has clocked sales of over 350,000 so far and the latest iteration emerges to be even more appealing. Like the Multistrada V4 which debuted a few weeks ago, 2021 Ducati Monster benefits from a comprehensive overhaul.
    2021 Ducati Monster
    Ducati started out with a mission of preserving the Monster’s minimalism while modernizing the overall package. The end result is a sporty looking compact sportsbike with a new full LED headlamp (the DRL reminds us of the MG Agusta Brutale though), a new fuel tank with ‘Bison-Back’ profile, dynamically sweeping LED indcators and a simple tailpiece.

    The rake angle, handlebar position and foot peg position have been tweaked to offer better ergonomics. The new Monster is claimed to be easier to handle in tight spots. The standard seat height is 820 mm which can be lowered to 800 mm by means of an accessory. If that isn’t short enough, Ducati also offers a special suspension spring kit that lowers the entire motorcycle to offer a ride height of 775 mm.
    There is a Plus variant with a compact visor and pillion seat cover as standard fitment. The 2021 Ducati Monster is available in three colour options namely Ducati Red, Matte Black and Aviator Grey (with fluorescent red rims). The motorcycle still is instantly recognizable as a Monster but has a decidedly modern appeal.

    Improvements under the surface
    The new Monster is a completely different vehicle under the skin compared to its predecessor. The most significant change comes in the form of the aluminium front frame derived from Panigale V4. The component which only weighs 3 kg brings a massive weight saving of 4.5 kg and is bolted directly to the head stock thereby making the engine a stressed member. The rear sub-frame is made of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) which saves about 2 kg compared to the Monster 821.
    That’s not all. Ducati engineers have undertaken a massive light-weighting exercise by optimizing each and every component. The swing arm, rims, engine and frame together contribute to a massive weight saving of 18 kg compared to the outgoing Monster. With a dry weight of 166 kg, the new motorcycle should be a lot more agile than before.

    Keeping with the upsizing trend to comply with the Euro-5 emission norms, the 2021 Ducati Monster’s 11-degree Testastretta liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine now displaces 937 cc. The power and torque figures stand at 111 hp (2 hp more than 821) and 93 Nm. Ducati says that the motor offers better low- and mid-range torque performance. Service interval to check the valve clearance, called as the Desmo Service, is at 30,000 km. Transmission is a 6-speed unit.
    Monster, Monster+
    Monster 1200, Monster 1200S
    Testastretta L-Twin
    Testastretta L-Twin
    111hp @9250 rpm
    147 hp @ 9250 rpm
    94 Nm @6500 rpm
    123 Nm @ 7750 rpm
    6 speed
    6 speed
    Aluminum Front
    Tubular steel trellis
    Front Suspension
    43mm USD
    Fully adjustable KYB 43mm USD / Fully adjustable Öhlins 48mm
    Rear Suspension
    Linkage-assisted adjustable mono
    Linkage-assisted adjustable mono / Linkage-assisted adjustable Öhlins shock
    Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
    Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
    Front Tyre
    120/70 x 17
    120/70 x 17
    Rear Tyre
    180/55 x 17
    190/55 x 17
    Front Brake
    320 mm dual disc
    320 mm / 330 mm dual
    Rear Brake
    245 mm single disc
    245 mm single disc
    Bosch Cornering ABS
    Seat Ht
    795 mm or 820 mm
    Fuel Tank
    14 liters
    16.6 liters
    Kerb wt (including liquids)
    188 kgs
    213 kgs / 210 kgs
    $11,895 / $12,195
    $14,995 / $17,795
    The 2021 Ducati Monster is equipped with upside-down telescopic front forks and rear monoshock. The Brembo braking system consists of a 320 mm twin front discs with 2-piston calipers and a single-disc at the rear with single-piston caliper. The naked sportsbike is shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires with a larger 180 mm section rear unit.
    The new Ducati Monster boasts of a comprehensive electronic system including cornering ABS and traction control system, Ducati Wheelie Control and Launch Control. The motorcycle also gets three riding modes – Sport, Touring and Urban which change the engine maps as well as settings of the electronic aids.
    The Monster 937 features a colour TFT instrument console which can adopt the optional Ducati Multimedia System for smartphone connectivity. The new Ducati should arrive in India sometime next year. More

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    2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini Edition Revealed

    Ducati Diavel Lamborghini Edition
    The limited-run Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini Edition is expected to go on sale from January 2021 onwards

    A couple of weeks after Ducati revealed the 2021 version of Diavel 1260, the Italian superbike manufacturer has now unveiled a limited-run Lamborghini Edition of the same. This special edition of the muscle cruiser was unveiled at the fourth episode of Ducati World Premiere.
    Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini Edition has been inspired by the limited edition Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37 hybrid supercar. The power cruiser even sports the same colour scheme called Gea Green which has been used on the Siàn FKP 37 and looks exemplary on both vehicles.

    Lamborghini Inspired Design
    While Lamborghini has restricted this supercar to only 63 units of production model, Ducati has been more generous and will sell 630 units of the special edition Diavel 1260. Both Lamborghini and Ducati designers have worked hand in hand to deliver something worth being a Limited Edition. To add to the premiumness, the new Diavel gets golden USD forks.
    However, the highlight in this design remains the golden forged rims used in the alloy wheels. The typical Ducati Red is used for colouring the Brembo brake calipers. Even the frame incorporated has shades of gold in it. Other design highlights which are inspired by Siàn FKP 37 are radiator covers, air intakes, fuel tank cover, mudguards, muffler and seat cover.

    The dashboard cover and headlight frame like all the above mentioned components have been made of carbon fibre designed by superimposing floating elements on the main structure of the bike. The bike also pays homage to Automobili Lamborghini’s founding year by imprinting the number 63 on its semi-fairing. The Y-shaped details in FKP 37 have been carried over to the Ducati’s Y-shaped cutouts in the saddle and hexagonal muffler.
    Mechanical Details & Features
    Diavel 1260 Lamborghini has been built on the same tubular steel trellis frame as the regular model and is assisted by fully adjustable Öhlins suspensions at the front and rear. Other components like the 17-inch wheels with 240mm profile tyres have been carried over from the standard model. It tips the weighing scales at 220 kg.

    Coming to its performance, Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is powered by a 1262cc L-Twin Testastretta DVT engine. In its Euro 5 configuration, this unit pushes out a maximum of 162 hp at 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 129 Nm at 7500 rpm. Being a Ducati it comes with a host of electronic aids such as Cornering ABS EVO, Bosch’s 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU), Ducati Power Launch EVO (DPL), Cruise Control and Traction Control EVO (DTC).
    At a price of USD 31,995 (Rs 23.63 lakhs), it is a healthy USD 11,700 (Rs 8.64 lakhs) costlier than its base model. Along with this special edition motorcycle, consumers can also opt for a special jet-style helmet with coordinated graphics, designed by Centro Stile Ducati with the number 63 badging. More

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    BS6 Ducati Scrambler 800 Listed In India – New Nightshift Variant Added

    BS6 Ducati Scrambler
    The 2021 Ducati Scrambler range has been revealed and will comprise  a Nightshift addition to its line-up

    The Scrambler models have been on sale in India and will now come in with BS6 engine upgrade. Ducati Scrambler 800 BS6 is slated for launch sometime in early 2021. Prices have now been displayed on the official India website.
    BS6 Scrambler 800 gets a new variant addition with the Nightshift. Other than this, the Desert Sled and Icon will also be launched with BS6 updates as well as new colours.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler 800
    The Euro5 (BS6) Scrambler 800 was unveiled at a Global World Premiere. Prices have been hiked considerably as compared to their earlier BS4 counterparts. The Desert Sled listed price states Rs.11.8 lakhs as against its BS4 counterpart which was priced at Rs.9.93 lakhs. This is an increase of Rs 1.87 lakhs. The Nightshift is listed at Rs.10.7 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh.
    Where updates are concerned, the 2021 Scrambler Desert Sled is similar to its predecessor with some changes in terms of livery. It gets a new Sparkling Blue colour scheme with red and white accents on its fuel tank and mudguards, gold spoked wheels and a new seat with anti slip lining and mesh headlamp guard. The Scrambler Icon will be offered in a Ducati Red color scheme along with the 62 Yellow while the other features see no change.
    BS6 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
    The Scrambler Nightshift will sport a Matte Grey and Charcoal colour scheme deviating from the bright colours of the Scrambler 800 range. This new variant also sees some retro styling with no rear mudguard, a clear tail section and flat seat.
    It also sports a straight and narrow handlebar design with café racer mirrors. It also gets a flat two seat saddle and sits on dual purpose Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres. The fourth model, Scrambler 800 Icon Dark receives no updates, apart from the engine.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
    All these variants sport an LCD dash which is Ducati Multimedia System ready, unlocking smartphone connectivity allowing the rider to receive calls and SMS alerts. LED lighting is seen all around offering the updated Ducati Scrambler 800 a more premium stance. Icon variant will get the iconic Ducati red colour option.
    Ducati Scrambler 800 Engine Specs
    Now complying with Euro 5(BS6) emission standards, the 2021 Ducati Scrambler 800 will be powered by an 803cc, air cooled, L Twin engine that offers 72 hp power at 8,250 rpm and 66.2 Nm torque at 5,750 rpm. No other changes have been made and the engine gets mated to a 6 speed gearbox and comes in equipped with hydraulic actuated slip and assist clutch. More

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    Ducati Revives SP Moniker – Unveils 2021 Panigale V4 SP

    2021 Ducati Panigale V4 SP
    Panigale V4 SP is the latest addition to the V4 lineup which makes it five motorcycles in the range

    It is a good time for Ducati fanboys as the latest edition of Ducati World Premiere saw the unveiling of not one but two motorcycles. Alongside Supersport 950, the Italian superbike brand also revealed the next generation of Panigale V4 SP thus reviving an iconic moniker of the brand from its yesteryears.
    SP stands for Sports Production and as described by Ducati it “is used to recognize a production bike with specific technical equipment that makes it faster on the track.” This is established by the fact that each of these V4 SP units will be individually numbered to lend an exclusive identity, however, production will not be in limited numbers.

    This moniker was last used in the 916 range of Ducati and is not going to replace Panigale V4R and both models will coexist alongside the other Panigale V4s. In fact, the homologation-spec superbike is USD 3,000 less expensive than V4S at USD 37,000.
    The V4 SP is essentially an amalgam of all Panigale V4s in the current lineup. It shares its mechanicals with Panigale S while certain design and aesthetic elements from V4R and Superleggera have been thrown in.

    Coming to its most critical aspect- performance, Panigale V4 SP sources its power from the same 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine which also powers the base Panigale V4 and V4S models. This unit now complies with Euro-5 emission standards and returns an impressive output of 214 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm of peak torque at 9000 rpm. Like the Superleggera and V4R, it gets STM EVO-SBK dry clutch which is accompanied by the customary growl from Desmosedici Stradale in the background.
    In terms of dynamics, it is based on the same platform as V4S and also inherits the latter’s Öhlins NIX 30 fork, TTX 36 rear shock, and electronic steering damper. Inclusion of semi-active suspension indicates that amateur riders would be more comfortable on V4 SP.

    Many components such as the lightweight 5-spoke carbon wheels, dry clutch, Brembo 330mm discs, brake calipers and master cylinders and carbon fibre winglets have been derived from Superleggera. Drop in unsprung mass in rims decreases moment of inertia for quicker handling. Also, it is helped by the fact that it is 1.4 kg lighter than V4S.
    It gets a host of electronic updates including Race A and Race B ride modes. The latter increases the torque band on lower three gear ratios to accommodate for low-grip conditions or for riders with less experience. It also gets Ducati Traction Control Evoluzione 3 (DTC Evo 3) an enhanced version of the existing traction control.

    The equipment also includes Ducati Data Analyzer+ with a GPS module. Apart from these updates, it also features the regular electronic package which comprises cornering ABS, wheelie control, engine brake control, launch control, slide control and a quick shifter.
    Panigale V4 SP is available in only a single colour scheme. The black paint with silver inserts on the tank is a tribute to ‘winter test’ colours used by Ducati’s MotoGP and WSB teams. Considering the past launches by Ducati in India, it is likely that the V4 SP will make it to India in 2021. More

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    2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark, Black Star, Scrambler Nightshift – Breaks Cover

    2021 Ducati XDiavel Black Star
    The 2021 Ducati XDiavel receives an 8 hp power boost in addition to becoming Euro-5 compliant

    Ducati started its five-episode world premiere video series with a bang last week by world premiering the all-new Multistrada V4 adventure tourer. In its second episode, the Borgo Panigale establishment introduced a fleet of black themed motorcycles for the 2021 model year.
    2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark
    The 2021 Ducati XDiavel is available in two editions centering around the dark theme. Conforming to ‘Reduce to the Max‘ design philosophy, the 2021 XDiavel Dark adopts matte finish for the bodywork and mechanical components, resulting in a menacing power cruiser. The highlights include black anodized
    2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark
    It is not a purely cosmetic venture though. Ducati has tweaked the engine mapping and revised the exhaust system to make the XDiavel’s Testastretta DVT 1262 liquid-cooled motor compliant with Euro-5 emission norms. While at it, the engineers have managed to squeeze 8 hp more out of the motor which now has 160 hp on tap. However, the power bump is applicable only for the markets which impose Euro 5 norms.
    Feature highlights include LED headlight, TFT instrument console, adjustable suspension system, Brembo monoblock calipers at the front, Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres, slipper clutch and so on.

    Ducati XDiavel Black Star
    The Black Star is inspired by the world of sportscars, says Ducati. The special edition motorcycle is swathed in matte black and grey livery with a dash of contrast red accent. Positioned above the XDiavel Dark, the XDiavel Black Star boasts additional features such as the lightweight forged and machined wheels, suede leather saddle and other features that are consistent with the existing S Trim including the Ducati Multimedia System.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
    In addition to introducing new colour themes for the Scrambler Desert Sled and Icon, Ducati also added a new Scrambler Nightshift variant to the mix. The latest member of the 803 variant features Aviator grey paint job in matte finish and a minimal roadster styling. The frame, engine and spoke wheels (18-inch front and 17-inch rear) are all finished in black. The meaty Pirelli MT60 dual-purpose rubbers significantly add to the motorcycle’s raw character.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
    There isn’t any noteworthy change to the features list. The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift continues to be equipped with LED instrument dial, dual-channel cornering ABS, LED DRLs, and so on. Ducati has 3 more episodes of its world premiere series to be aired, and we think, by the end of it, the entire portfolio will stand updated for the new, and hopefully better, year.
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