Ducati ditches erring distributor, makes an official solo India ‘re-entry.’
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Titan Industries Limited in association with motorcycle brand Ducati has introduced a new and exclusive range of premium watches. Called the Titan Ducati Collection of Watches, this range of watches from a premium watch manufacture along with an iconic motorcycle brand will consist of a total of 8 watches each of which have been inspired by naked Ducati models.
Nice, with an exchange rate of under $500 US it's too bad they aren't being offered worldwide...
"Earlier this year, Ducati launched its Monster 795 (chassis of a 696, engine of 796) in India, deliberately chosen for its light weight and low height - and aimed squarely at India's female biker."
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S first ride..
Barrelling down the straight at Cadwell Park, this race track is way too narrow for the missile of a motorcycle I'm riding. It oozes power from every nut and bolt, with a snarl so fierce from the exhaust - it's racebike loud - it won't pass any of the noise limits from the other UK tracks. Ducati's Panigale is insane! Ducati is renowned for launching state of the art motorcycles. Its 916 is still hailed as one of the most iconic and groundbreakingsuperbikes of all time. Well for 2012 it's done it again with its stunning 1199 Panigale packed with technology .
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2012 Ducati Diavel in India first ride..
Dieval. That's what the Italians wanted to name it. Except everyone outside Italy would pronounce it as Die-well. It's definitely a beauty that you'd die for but not quite the name you would want for a motorcycle. So the spelling was changed to Diavel (pronounced Dee-ah-vel). Technically that's how dieval' is pronounced in Italy too.
So much for etymology. Okay one more trivia. Diavel in the local Bolognese dialect means devil. One look at the motorcycle and you know why it's called that. Ducati have thrown conformity out of the window when it comes to the design. They took the best ingredients from a superbike, a naked bike, a cruiser, even an American hot rod and produced a mean sizzler. To put a twist on it, if Batman had to trade in his batpod for a motorcycle, he would buy the Diavel.
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The Italian manufacturer has done something it has never done before – launch a market specific model in the form of the Ducati Monster 795. While initial impressions were positive, we decided to straddle the bike for a full road test.
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Technically the VW umbrella should help.
The night air thrums, then vibrates. There is a roar as 1,000 cc of pure power streaks past. In the metro cities and wannabe metros such as Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Pune and Bangalore, the nights and the highways have become playgrounds to a different sort of animal: the superbike.
And Ducati, it seems, is the king of this jungle that mostly comes alive at night. For the infamous late night drags (races) or for the more sedate traveller who bikes large distances on 'cruisers', the brand that is owned by the likes of John Abraham is on the list of most 'serious' bikers....More on the headline link above
Shell Advance 7 Riding Wonders Comes to an End on the Spectacular Coorg- Ooty- Munnar Route in India...
On 17th February 2012, Shell Advance visited Munnar, India with Italian competition winner Alessandro Donadello for a memorable ride along the newly crowned Ultimate Riding Wonder with a Ducati Monster 796 and a Ducati Multistrada 1200 sports motorcycle.
The road from Coorg to Munnar via Ooty was selected from the top seven routes unveiled in a ceremony at the 2011 Shell Advance MotoGP after an extensive online voting campaign. A panel of experts from Ducati, Dorna, Shell Advance and the Sepang International Circuit, as well as selected media from China, India and Indonesia, in Sepang, Malaysia led a discussion before voting on which route should be crowned the world’s Ultimate Riding Wonder. The road from Coorg to Munnar in India was crowned for its outstanding beauty and variety of riding conditions.
Almost a quarter of a million Monsters have sold around the world since its 1993 introduction. So, how many of the next quarter of a million Monsters are to be powered by Ducati’s new Monster 795 for Asia? A quick ride brings us closer to the answer.
Ducati isn’t beating around the bush. The Monster might be the most affordable Ducati in Asian markets by a fair margin, but it’s still no less a Ducati by any yardstick. Instantly recognisable as a Monster, the 795 is manufactured in Bologna and assembled in Thailand, with stringent quality control ensuring it lives up to Ducati’s standards of quality and fit-finish.
The 795 is a hybrid; a combination of two existing Monsters. The chassis of the entry level 696 offers convenience for shorter riders thanks to a lower seat height. Repositioned handlebars (sourced from India!) ease the forward lean ergonomics and the foot pegs are likewise repositioned. At the heart of the iconic motorcycle sits the 803cc, Desmodromic valve-train equipped motor from the Monster 796. Ducati knows this combination is best suited for Asians and Indians. A double sided alloy swingarm helps keep costs competitive....more
Ducati had launched the Monster 795 in Thailand and Malaysia a few weeks back, touting it as the first made-for-Asia version in its popular Monster line-up. Since India is currently a lucrative market for such high performance machines, Ducati has decided to replace the Monster 796 in India with the new 795....more