Ducati discontinues 3 motorcycles, the Scrambler, Monster 821 and Panigale 1299 from its India line-up, owing to these not conforming to BS4 regulations.
Sales of the Scrambler, Monster 821 and Panigale 1299 have been halted by Ducati owing to these motorcycles not being able to meet BS4 regulations. However, Ducati will be back with their replacements soon.
While the Scrambler and Monster 821 were the most affordable in the Ducati line-up, the Panigale was one of the most expensive. Ducati recently launched the Monster 797 at an introductory price of Rs. 7.77 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) that will fill the gap due to the discontinuation of the Scrambler. The Monster 797 shares the same 803cc L-twin air-cooled engine that produces 75 HP, so an updated Scrambler launch isn’t that far.
Same with the Monster 821, Ducati showcased the updated Euro 4 Monster 821 at the EICMA 2016 and an India launch isn’t that far away either. The Monster 821 when launches, will rival the Kawasaki Z900 and the recently launched Triumph Street Triple S.
Coming to the Panigale, Ducati still sells the Euro 3 versions of the motorcycle in Europe, all thanks to the Derogation Exemptions. The Panigales are the only motorcycles that aren’t Euro 4 compliant. The recently launched 2017 Panigale Superleggera being Euro 4 compliant, we could very well see an updated Panigale launch overseas, if demand exists.
However, this might not happen too because of the upcoming V4 superbike that Ducati’s boss Claudio Domenicali announced at the 2017 MotoGP team launch in Bologna this January. There are rumours that this V4 engined Panigale replacement will be showcased at the EICMA 2017. If this happens, then expect a launch in 2018 and that will eventually make it to India.
Panigale 1299 Discontinued
– Ducati discontinues the Scrambler, Monster 821 and Panigale 1299
– The updated Scrambler and Monster 821 are expected to be launched soon
– The updated Monster 821 will compete with the Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple S