Ducati Motors, an Italian motorcycles manufacturing company, is planning to launch its entry level sports bike in the Indian market very soon. The new bike that is to be launched in India is Ducati Monster 696. this bike is the entry level of its monster series. The bike has got some marvelous features and is termed to be the smallest of Monster series since the bike is equipped with a smaller trellis frame. The designing of the bike resembles some of its elder siblings where they are brought straight from them without much changes.
With the plan to increase its market, all the bike manufacturing units are expanding there horizons and fortunately India is getting these high quality bikes which were rare a few years ago. Everyone is seeing India to be a good market that is giving excellent returns and hence mutually developing India and a particular company's revenue. Earlier, Ducati launched its elder sibling, Ducati Monster 795, in India which did pretty well and they expecting same this time too. as expected from Ducati bikes, this bike also feature the hefty and bulky looks.
Ducati Monster 696 pictures a nice sporty looks with the body very much naked and engine being exposed outside. Most of the designing graphics are brought from its siblings and precisely from Ducati Monster 795. The bike has got some well balanced color features of red and gold that sinks in well. The alloy wheels, thick szed tyres give the bike a much needed style and fine finish. The bike has got front and rear disc brakes. The fule capacity of the bike is 15 liters. The physical dimensions of the bike are well designed that it gives comfort for the rider while riding the bike. The bike has a wheel base of 1450mm and saddle height of 770mm.
Ducati Monster 696 features a 696cc engine L-twin Desmodromic valve train engine that is air-cooled. The maximum power that is churned out from the engine is 79 bhp at 9000 rpm while a maximum torque of 69 Nm at 7750 rpm. The bike has got a 6 speed gear-box that is well mated with the engine. The digital console is also designed beautifully giving bright display that consists of fuel gauge, trip meter, speedometer and analogous tachometer. It gives a great sense of satisfaction for the rider and provides the thrill while riding at good speeds. Ducati Monster 696 price is expected to be in the range of INR 6 lacs.
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