DUCATI NEPAL LAUNCHES 5 NEW BIKESPosted On: May 2, 2017 By : AutoLife Team
Ducati, the Italian sports bike manufacturer, has introduced new products in the Nepalese market. Turbo Motors Trading Pvt. Ltd, the sole authorized distributor of Ducati in Nepal, have launched five new bikes – Monster 797, Multistrada 950,SuperSport, Scrambler Café Racer and Scrambler Desert Sled. These launches have now resulted in the availability of almost all of Ducati’s global line-up in Nepal.
Ducati Monster 797:
The Ducati Monster 797 embodies all the allure of the Monster and represents the gateway to the Ducati world. Everything on the Monster 797 recalls the iconic 90s bike while offering cutting-edge modernity: from the Trellis frame to the air-cooled L-twin engine and round headlight. The Desmodue air-cooled L-twin engine is cradled in the Trellis frame, showcasing the mechanics in inimitable Monster style.
With a punchy maximum power of 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and great delivery throughout the rev range, the Monster 797 puts performance and fun within everyone’s grasp, ensuring an exciting ride experience, every day, on any road. EURO 4 compliant, the Monster 797 L-twin is perfect for those purchasing their first Ducati or simply their first motorcycle, yet still offers fun-packed riding for even the most expert motorcyclist.
Moreover, active safety is always ready to kick in thanks to the as-standard Bosch ABS. The ABS on the Monster 797 works in concert with a top-drawer front braking system consisting of two 320 mm Brembo discs gripped by two Brembo M4.32 radial calipers.
Whether on city streets or country roads, the Monster 797 is the perfect bike for cool, carefree riding. Right from the very first mile, the low seat and wide handlebars inspire confidence. Contained weight and agile chassis geometry give riders outstanding ‘feel’, perfect control and superb handling whatever their level of experience. The new Ducati Monster 797 finally makes the iconic essence, history and unique appeal of the Monster – and Ducati – accessible to anyone.
Ducati Multistrada 950:
Designed to put great performance within everyone’s grasp, the Ducati Multistrada 950 is the Bologna-based bike manufacturer’s smallest “multibike”, designed to provide all the excitement of the Multistrada in a way that makes it more accessible and versatile.
Combining the Multistrada family’s trademark design and chassis geometry, the Multistrada 950 has it all. Lighter than the Multistrada 1200 and with a seat height of 840 mm, the Multistrada 950 sharpens the excellent dynamic performance of its “big sisters”.
The 19″ light alloy front wheel ensures comfort and fun on any road surface, asphalted or not. Suspension with a generous 170 mm of travel and a twinsided swingarm keep comfort levels high while giving the Multistrada 950 outstanding agility.
Moreover, the 20-litre tank puts plenty of miles between refuelling stops. The 937 cm3 Testastretta engine gives the Multistrada 950 true Ducati verve – and makes it accessible to everyone. This engine delivers 113 hp (83.1 kW) at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 9.8 kgm (96.2 Nm) at 7,750 rpm. The four Riding Modes (Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro) give the Multistrada 950 true 4-bikes-in-1 capability.
The Multistrada 950 is both confidence-inspiring and safe thanks to the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes the latest Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with 3-level adjustment and 8-level Ducati Traction Control. These safety systems apply different intervention levels depending on the selected Riding Mode; riders can personalise them to set up the Multistrada 950 to match their individual needs and riding skills.
Ducati presents the SuperSport, the bike for those eager to ride sports-style on everyday roads. Fun and versatile with true Ducati sports styling and zest, the SuperSport makes riders feel like racers: every day. A lean and mean road machine, the SuperSport has an approachable feel thanks to easy handling, the confidence-inspiring Ducati Safety Pack (ABS Bosch + Ducati Traction Control), the awesome price-quality ratio of the equipment and the long maintenance intervals. Agile on city streets, comfortable on the motorway and superlative on out-of-town twisties, the SuperSport is super-versatile.
Relaxed rider and passenger positions, good airflow deflection from the height-adjustable Plexiglas screen and the mileage provided by the 16-litre fuel tank also make the new Ducati SuperSport a cool companion on medium-distance rides. The SuperSport range includes a SuperSport S version with fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, the Ducati Quick Shift up/down system and a rear seat cover: the latter are also available as accessories for the SuperSport. Powering the SuperSport is a twin-cylinder 937 cm³ Testastretta 11° engine. This delivers 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and a full yet linear torque curve that peaks at 96.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
Thanks to the three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), the SuperSport’s temperament can be adapted to ensure maximum enjoyment whatever the riding conditions. Each Riding Mode can, of course, be customised, allowing the bike to be set up quickly to suit personal preferences and riding skills.
The SuperSport frame is the latest development of the famous Trellis design that exploits the engine as a load-bearing element. Compact, light and rigid, it plays a pivotal role in making the SuperSport swift at the drop-in, yet also an instinctual machine that can be ridden by everyone.
Intelligent frame configuration has played a key role in keeping wet weight down to around 210 kg. Superb chassis geometry, above all the 1,478 mm wheelbase and 180/55 rear tyre, makes the SuperSport easy to handle on both city streets and mountain hairpins, maximising stability on bends and at speed.
Ducati Scrambler Café Racer:
The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is the Scrambler interpretation of the legendary ’60s bikes that triggered a motorcycling revolution. Free spirit and style: with its “Black Coffee” colour scheme, the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer takes us from the 1960s all the way to today.
The Ducati Scrambler world and Café Racer culture share a style that extends beyond the bike to encompass apparel and accessories. The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer thus broadens the scope of the Scrambler brand which, now, for the first time, offers a fresh take on what was one of motorcycling’s most influential movements.
This version has 17” wheels with Pirelli DIABLO™ ROSSO II tyres (120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear), a pivotal feature on this more-Scrambler than-ever version that provides plenty of scope for personalisation. The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is powered by the air and oil-cooled twin-cylinder Desmodue engine taken from the Icon, EURO 4-compliant and with black-trimmed covers and machined cooling fins. The characteristic teardrop tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels is combined with a dedicated seat featuring a cover for the passenger section.
Rear-view mirrors mounted on the aluminium handlebar ends draw their inspiration from the ’60s “race” look, while the radial front brake pump is a typically modern component able to ensure true sport bike braking performance. And that’s not all: the Termignoni exhaust with dual tailpipes and black anodized aluminium cover, the nose fairing, lateral number holders and stubby mudguard are all clear references to the bikes that roared down British streets back in the ’60s.
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled:
Directly from the desert and mountains of California comes the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled: a new version that draws its inspiration from the off-road bikes that, back in the ’60s and ’70s, made US motorcycling history. Desert Sleds were American-born bikes that appeared in South-West California and in Mexico’s Baja California in the ’60s and ’70s. These were road bikes with engine displacements of over 500 cm3 , stripped of any non-essential accessories, fitted with off-road tyres, wheels and spokes and given modified suspension systems and engine skid plates. In fact, it’s the engine skid plate – indispensable in shielding the bike from rocks, stones and the unforgiving desert terrain – that gave the Desert Sled its name.
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled faithfully revives that spirit – but without abandoning the unique Scrambler lifestyle values – and extends the new Bolognabuilt brand into the “easy off-road” sector. Thanks to the modified frame and suspension, the spoked wheels (19″ at the front) and ground-breaking lines, this bike is simply perfect for those who want to be able to get off the asphalt and take a less-beaten track.
The off-road capability of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is also evident in the type-approved headlight mesh guard, the high mudguards (specially designed for this version) and, of course, the engine skid plate.
Thanks to a higher seat (a 20 mm lower one is available as an optional), suspension with extended travel (now 200 mm) and off-road style footpegs with removable rubber pads, this Scrambler is also characterised by a new riding position. The passenger pegs – separated from the rider’s – are removable. The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled inherits its logo from the Urban Enduro and is a natural evolution of the latter towards a more off-road style.
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