Yamaha introduces Dark Night variant of its motorcycles and scooter

Adding special value and innovation to their existing product line up, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. announced the new ‘Dark Night’ variant of motorcycles and scooter. The “dark night” variant is offered in FZ-S FI, Saluto RX and Cygnus Ray ZR disc brake models.

The Matt black finish in chrome design will bring out its desired luster by enhancing the overall external appearance. The variant launch is an attempt of Yamaha to infuse excitement during the festive seasons and cater to diverse customer demand.

Commenting on the new variant introduction, Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “Well-endowed across popular motorcycling cultures of the world, Yamaha’s affinity to black body two-wheelers is inspired by its DNA of being sporty and stylish. This uniqueness in Yamaha’s style is now available for the two wheeler buyers in its new variants which are sure to rev hearts.”

 Motorcycle variants:

 FZ-S FI

Saluto RX

Scooter Variant:

Cygnus Ray ZR (Disc brake)

Dark Night variant Price
Yamaha  FZ-S FI Rs.84012/-

(Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs. 84012/-

(Ex-showroom Mumbai)

Yamaha

Saluto RX

Rs.48721/-

(Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs.49021/-

(Ex-showroom Mumbai)

Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR (Disc brake) Rs.56898/-

(Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs.58000/-

(Ex-showroom Mumbai)

TVS Jupiter ‘Classic Edition’ Launched

TVS have launched a variant called the Classic Edition of their popular scooter, the Jupiter, and it is priced at Rs 55,266 (ex-showroom, Delhi). At first glance, the overall design of the scooter hints at an old-school approach, retro-styled approach. As such, it appears that the Classic Edition will go up against the classic Vespas and Yamaha’s retro-modern Fascino. While the Jupiter is priced much lower than the Vespas, there could be a close fight with the Fascino.

Perhaps the most noticeable addition to the scooter would be the windshield which was not offered previously. Combined with the full chrome mirrors and the Sunlit Ivory body colour, it does pull off a classic look. Other features to aid visual appeal include Classic Edition decals, dual-tone seat and classic-looking dials. Another stand-out feature on the Classic Edition is a cushioned backrest for the pillion, a feature that is somewhat unique to this segment.

Under the fancy clothing, the engine remains the same, churning out 8 PS at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 8 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The TVS Jupiter continues to be offered with the convenience of USB charging and the safety of Sync Braking System (SBS). The price difference between the standard Jupiter and the Classic Edition is minimal, so it will be interesting to see how the Indian scooter market responds to this design approach from TVS.

UM Renegade Classic and Mojave to be launched in India on 2 September

UM is going to launch the Renegade Classic and the Mojave edition in India on 2 September. Going up against the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Thunderbird 350, these bikes will be positioned above the Renegade Commando.

The UM Renegade Classic was first unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo, last year. It gets the look of a swanky retro cruiser thanks to the liberal use of chrome, pinstripes on the tank and body panels and a laidback riding position. The Renegade Classic will also get an exhaustive accessory list to improve the customisation quotient. The Mojave on the other hand, is a special edition version of the Renegade Commando. It gets a matte desert sand colour and a leather saddlebag to set it apart from a standard Commando.

Powering the Renegade Classic and the Mojave edition is a 279cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine that delivers 24.8bhp and 23Nm of torque through a six-speed transmission. The motorcycles will be produced at Lohia Auto’s Kashipur facility in Uttarakhand.

Ducati launches Scrambler Cafe Racer in India

Ducati India today announced the launch of the Scrambler Café Racer at INR 9,32,000 (Ex-showroom, India). The motorcycle is powered by the air and oil-cooled EURO 4-compliant 803 cc twin-cylinder engine. The Desmodue engine delivers 73 hp at 8,250 rpm* and a torque of 67 Nm at 5,750 rpm* and comes with black-trimmed covers and machined cooling fins.

Sergi Canovas Garriga, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “This motorcycle is a modern interpretation of the legendary Café Racer scene from the 1960s that triggered a motorcycling revolution. It represents the expression of free spirit and is an icon of style for enthusiasts. We’re very confident that with the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer, we will successfully bring the global cultural phenomenon to India as well.”

The bike combines the best of the two worlds – the design language of the Scrambler brand and a sporty riding position. This version features rear-view mirror mounted aluminium clip-on handlebars, Termignoni exhaust with dual tailpipes, black anodized aluminium cover and a dedicated seat featuring a cover for the passenger section.

This version has cast aluminium 17” wheels with Pirelli DIABLO™ ROSSO II tyres (120/70 ZR 17 at the front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear). The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer mounts a Brembo braking system featuring Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with a pressure sensor. The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer also features a radial-type front brake pump ensuring true sport bike braking performance.

The Scrambler Café Racer has a dedicated line of accessories and apparel. The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is now available in a Black Coffee colour with black frame and gold wheels across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad & Kochi.

For high resolution photographs & video of Ducati Scrambler Café Racer, please follow this link.
*The power/torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.

2017 Maruti Ignis Alpha AMT launched at Rs 7.01 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has announced that the top-spec Ignis hatchback will get the manufacturer’s automated manual transmission, termed Auto Gear Shift (AGS). Available now with the top-of-the-line Alpha variant as well, the Ignis Alpha (AGS) petrol is priced at Rs 7.01 lakh, while the Alpha (AGS) diesel carries a price tag of Rs 8.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The new five-speed AMT is mated to the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 83hp and 113Nm of peak torque, and the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel producing 75hp and 190Nm of torque. Besides the introduction of the new transmission, the hatchback is unchanged inside and out.

Aimed at millennials, the Ignis Alpha gets a raft of safety equipment including dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seats fitments. The hatchback rivals the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10, Tata Bolt and the Honda Brio.

Introducing the AMT on the Ignis Alpha variant, R S Kalsi, senior executive director (marketing and sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Our premium urban compact vehicle, the Ignis, has been created for millennials, a one of a kind brand in the Indian market. Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) on the Ignis, so far offered in the Delta and Zeta trims, has been widely appreciated by customers and accounts for 27 percent of Ignis sales. We are now offering AGS in the top Alpha trim as well. We expect this to strengthen brand Ignis and enhance the popularity of AGS amongst millennials.”

BMW launches the new BMW 320d Edition Sport in India

The new BMW 320d Edition Sport was launched today in India. With its outstanding sporting characteristics and design, the BMW 320d Edition Sport amplifies the sporty and dynamic character of the BMW 3 Series.

The new BMW 320d Edition Sport is locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai and can be ordered from BMW dealerships from today onwards.

Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “With the launch of the new BMW 320d Edition Sport, we go a step further in presenting a well-balanced portfolio of the BMW 3 Series. The latest generation BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine of the BMW 320d Edition Sport gives a thrilling power delivery and excellent responsiveness which guarantees sheer driving pleasure on the road. Agility and driving dynamics remain the outstanding disciplines of the new BMW 3 Series. The new BMW 320d Edition Sport will build an emotionally rich connection between a sporting driving experience and unbeatable everyday practicality.”

The ex-showroom prices for the new BMW 320d Edition Sport are as follows –
BMW 320d Edition Sport :INR 38, 60, 000
*Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made on ex-showroom. Ex-showroom price (inclusive of GST (incl compensation cess) @ 43% as applicable in New Delhi but excludes Road Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax/cess levies and insurance. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, please contact your local Authorized BMW Dealer.

The new BMW 320d Edition Sport is available in Alpine White as non-metallic color and Black Sapphire and Mediterranean Blue as metallic color.

The range of fine upholstery combinations in Edition Sport include Sensatec Black/Red highlight | Black and Sensatec Veneto Beige | Veneto Beige.

The new BMW 320d Edition Sport sets clear visual accents. Its striking design features in high-gloss black at front and rear reinforce its sporty look. The boldly designed kidney grille slats in high-gloss black produce an especially athletic effect for the front end. In the interior, contrasts between black and red with sports seats express the typical BMW athleticism: sporting chrome scaling at console, red contrast stitching on the sport steering wheel and gear shift paddles. In typical BMW style, the cockpit is angled towards the driver to put all controls within reach and facilitate intuitive driving. The electric glass sunroof brings in a sense of wellbeing and the 205 Watt, 9 speaker Hi-Fi loudspeaker system offers highest quality of entertainment for the passengers. As a distinctive feature of the Edition Sport, the vehicle key is designed in red decorative trim.
The latest generation BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine features remarkably agile power delivery and excellent responsiveness, even at low engine speeds. The 4-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW 3 Series boast high dynamics and guarantee the highest possible efficiency – for maximum performance with lower fuel consumption. It produces an output of 140 kW / 190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1750 – 2,500 rpm. The BMW 320d Edition Sport accelerates from 0 -100 km / hr in just 7.2 seconds to a top speed of 250 km / hr. The new BMW 320d Edition Sport gives impressive efficiency of 22.69 kmpl on average, equating to CO2 emissions of 116.62 g/km.

The eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts. For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed Steptronic transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. Furthermore, the BMW 320d Edition Sport comes with a Launch Control function as standard. This easy-to-operate system paves the way for ambitious drivers to achieve optimum acceleration under all conditions.
The new BMW 320d Edition Sport provides unparalleled performance coupled with cutting-edge safety technologies. BMW’s exemplary safety provides optimal support in any situation with six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Side-impact Protection, ISOFIX child seat mounting, Runflat tyres (RFT) with reinforced sidewalls, emergency spare wheel, electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor.
EfficientDynamics doubles the Sheer Driving Pleasure of the new BMW 3 Series with features such as Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies. Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver is able to choose between different driving modes to suit the driving conditions. (Comfort, ECO PRO, Sport, Sport+)

BMW has been setting the standard for connectivity between human, car and the outside world for many years now. The new BMW 320d Edition Sport comes standard with BMW ConnectedDrive features such as iDrive controller and a 16.5 cms colour display with CD drive, BMW Apps, Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB/AUX IN connectivity, Rear View Camera along with Park Distance Control (PDC) Rear

Honda commences deliveries of its flagship adventure-tourer

  • The  ‘Make In India’ CRF1000L Africa Twin deliveries commence
  • Africa Twin receives overwhelming response – First 50 bookings complete in over 2 months’ time
  • Equipped with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology. World first in motorcycles by Honda
  • Available at Honda ‘Wing World’ dealerships across 22 cities

Udaipur, July 31, 2017: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today commenced the deliveries for its all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle in India. It is Honda’s first one litre engine capacity motorcycle to be ‘Made in India’. Africa Twin received an overwhelming response with the first 50 bookings, completing in just over 2 months’ time.

Africa Twin, the flagship adventure-tourer motorcycle from Honda’s global line-up is the first 1000cc ‘Make in India’ model by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India. True to its roots, which are firmly embedded in Dakar history, Africa Twin is known for its ultimate adventure that pushes the rider and machine to the edge of physical and mechanical performance.

Excerpts from the company

Speaking on this momentous occasion Mr. Minoru Kato (President & CEO – Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd said,’’ I would like to congratulate the first lucky customers on the delivery of their amazing machines. My own experience of riding the Africa Twin, during the development of one of its variant on my official assignment in Europe, was exhilarating. The motorcycle with its unique features, allows it to be very adaptable for varied riding conditions. I wish all the Africa Twin customers a memorable and adventurous experience.’’

Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are extremely delighted to witness the overwhelming response received by Africa Twin. Africa Twin is possibly the most reliable, versatile and proven adventure touring motorcycle ever launched in India. As we welcome the first tribe of Africa Twin customers in India, few lucky customers will also get a chance to attend the grand out-door ‘True Adventure’ Africa Twin ride event.”

Key Features

Unique Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology by Honda. A world first in motorcycles

Africa Twin is equipped with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) System for a smooth acceleration or deceleration, depending on rider’s intent.The long road to adventure is varied and the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) machine gives you a choice of Manual and Automatic gear shifting to suit tarmac, dirt tracks and steep mountain passes. Experience a more enjoyable ride by focusing on the sensations of accelerating, turning and braking your motorcycle. Control your bike to your heart’s content. DCT technology brings the fundamentals of motorcycles – the joy of riding and control – to a whole new level. D mode offers the best balance of fuel economy and comfort cruising, while S mode provides extra levels of sport performance, with three different shift patterns to choose from. Africa Twin is also fully equipped to operate in an off-road environment, and its functionality is enhanced by the G-Mode. Pushing the G-button in any riding mode modifies the control of the clutch system to give a more direct drive.

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) & Switchable ABS

Africa Twin comes standard-equipped with the HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) system which controls the engine’s torque output by detecting differences in the slip ratio between front and rear wheels. The standard Anti-Locking Braking System and traction control offer multiple driving modes for different conditions.  It’s possible for the rider to turn off the ABS system for the rear brake, allowing the rider to lock the rear wheel when riding off-road. There are four levels of control to choose from the Honda Selectable Torque Control: Level 1, 2, 3 and Off.

A True companion ‘on & off-road’

The adventure begins where the road ends. Inheriting the “Go Anywhere” spirit of its celebrated predecessors, the CRF1000L Africa Twin packs an innovative, compact and powerful parallel twin-cylinder engine (makes 65Kw peak power @ 7,500 rpm and 92Nm torque @ 6,000 rpm) into a lightweight, agile chassis ready for true adventure both on and off road – whether crossing continents or commuting. The inverted cartridge type fully-adjustable front forks come with a 230 mm stroke – the longest in its class – with a good range of rebound and compression settings. With a class-leading 250 mm ground clearance, riding this bike off-road is a glide. The Dual LED headlights evoke memories of those Dakar winning machines.

For enquiries, customers can contact or visit Honda’s exclusive sales and service Wing World outlets located across 22 cities. Customers can also log on to Honda2WheelersIndia.com for more details.

For further information, please contact: public.relations@honda2wheelersindia.com

Specifications

                                                    Body Dimensions
Length 2334 mm
Width 932 mm
Height 1478 mm
Wheel base 1574 mm
Ground clearance 250 mm
Kerb weight 245 Kg
Fuel tank capacity 18.8 Ltrs
                                                     Engine
Type Liquid Cooled, 4 stroke, SI Engine
No. of cylinder Two
Displacement 999.11 cc
Max net power 65.0 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max net torque 91.9 N-m @ 6000 rpm
Bore 92.000 mm
Stroke 75.148 mm
Compression ratio 10.0 : 1
Valve system Overhead Camshaft (OHC) Type
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Clutch type Dual Clutch Transmission
                                                  Transmission
No of gears 6
Gear pattern N-1-2-3-4-5-6
Max speed 190 kmph
                                                 Tyres & brakes
Tyre size (front) 90/90-21M/C 54H
Tyre size (Rear) 150/70R18M/C 70H
Tyre type (front) Tube Type
Tyre type (rear) Tube Type
ABS 2-channel ABS with rear ABS switch off
Brake type & size (front) Hydraulic Double Disk.

7 mm X 34.6 mm X 4.0 mm

Brake type & size (rear) Hydraulic Disk

3 mm X 31.0 mm X 5.0 mm

                                               Frame & Suspension
Frame type Semi Double Cradle
Front Telescopic
Rear Pro-Link
                                               Electricals
Battery 12V 11.2A-h
Head lamp Hi 17W X 1, Low 18W X1
Other New Victory Red (DCT variant)
Price Rs. 13,06,927 (ex-showroom New Delhi)

 

Volkswagen India exports its 2,50,000th car to Mexico

Volkswagen India added yet another milestone to its local success story by exporting the 2,50,000th India-made car to Mexico till date. The range of cars exported includes locally-made left hand drive Polo and Vento cars, with the latter witnessing high demand in the geography resulting in a steep incline in exports over the years. In fact, the made-in-India Vento has gone on to become the third highest selling car in the entire passenger car market in Mexico and currently makes up the bulk of car exports by Volkswagen to this geography at 2,10,000.

In total, Volkswagen India exports to over 35 countries across four continents of North America, South America, Africa and Asia and has shipped more than 310,000 cars to these geographies till date. The latest shipment to Mexico will be delivered by Höegh Trigger, the largest vessel of Höegh Autoliners which is also the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier.

Volkswagen India started exports to Mexico with the Volkswagen Vento in the year 2013, within four years of establishing its production plant in the country in 2009. Since then, the export business for Volkswagen from India has only grown while the company has simultaneously worked on further strengthening its local market presence. The export volumes to Mexico contribute to more than half of the total production at the Volkswagen plant in Pune today.

The Vento, built at the Pune Plant, replaced the Jetta Classico in the Mexican market. After being introduced, the made-in-India Vento immediately became a popular car in this market owing to its design, robust build, highest safety standards, comfort and space – all of which ensured an impressive driving experience.

Said Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, “The growing popularity of India-made Volkswagen cars in markets like Mexico and others lays testament to our strong focus on quality products across all our manufacturing investments worldwide – in line with our think global, build local philosophy! India on its part, has offered Volkswagen a rich mix of strong local market opportunity combined with manufacturing prowess that helps us serve the world with cars that are German in their soul and local in their flavour.” He went on to add, “We continue to invest in this opportunity and look forward to more successes from India in the years to come.”

The Volkswagen Pune Plant has so far attracted an investment of over € 825 million (₨ 5720 crore). The plant has achieved a localisation level of approximately 82% (without engines and transmissions). With a workforce of 4000 employees, the plant has been operating in three shifts since March 2016

Yamaha’s first ever Scooter Boutique launched in India at Chennai

In a one of its kind of initiatives, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd today inaugurated its first Yamaha Scooter Boutique in India at Chennai, Tamil Nadu under the banner of its dealership “Bikerz”. A gallery of riding possibilities, Scooter Boutique will offer its customers a one stop solution to both scooters and fashion accessories through unique buying experience provided by a team of highly motivated professionals. The new Scooter Boutique covers an area of 3100 sq. ft. area for both sales and service and also provides a complete range of scooters of Yamaha available in India. Yamaha’s continuous endeavor to provide highest level of customer service to its scooter customers along with latest variants sporting the brand’s DNA of style, sportiness and innovation will open out in the fitting scale through the scooter boutique.

Over the years, Yamaha received rave reviews for its impressive range of products. Started with scooters in India since 2012 with its vision to grow as a personal mobility brand, Yamaha’s attractive line-up including the fashion scooter Fascino, new Alpha disc brake version for family riding, unisex scooter Cygnus Ray Z and Cygnus Ray – ZR for boys has revved countless hearts. Known as a brand for youngsters, Yamaha’s unique approach of product development ensured it doesn’t only deliver a technologically advanced two wheeler, but a prized possession that matches the traits of persona for today’s generation. The Scooter Boutique is aimed at further strengthening Yamaha’s commitment towards quality by promoting its scooters and engaging customers to canonize their individualistic sense of fashion. Scooter Boutique will also display ride props, safety training and supports etc. as Yamaha’s scooters offer style and comfort along with innovation and excitement.

Commenting on the launch of the Scooter Boutique, Mr. Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “Yamaha’s innovation in design and technology has contributed significantly to the modern era of motorcycling in the world. Similar engineering is also consumed to design Yamaha’s global scooter line up which offers comfort and excitement with every ride along with stylish and sporty visual appeal. India’s expanding scooter segment, which has been defining the growth trajectory for the domestic two-wheeler industry for quite some time, could now see a boost with more female customers. Yamaha’s Scooter Boutique, being the first of its kind in India as well as in the world, will bring out the global experience of exciting brand engagement and appropriate customer interface to let the Indian customers connect their scooter passion to the worldwide trend of scootering.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “Yamaha’s scooter boutique will host exciting experiences of buying and servicing which draws its true value when offered to the evolving customer base for scooters in India. Today’s customer shows enhanced engagement when they are offered finest hospitality in the buying zones. The boutique is aimed at creating a world class facility for Yamaha customers by focussing at their lifestyle which is now an extension of their personality. Also as a young brand, Yamaha’s connect with fashion and lifestyle (established through the fashion scooter Fascino) will be amplified through services of lifestyle enrichment and fashion cues. The boutique will offer style and comfort along with realistic purchase options based on comfort, riding skills and economy.”

Ducati launches the all new Scrambler Desert Sled in India

Ducati India today announced the launch of the Scrambler Desert Sled. Drawing its inspiration from the off-road bikes of the ’60s and ’70s that made US motorcycling history in the mountains and deserts of California, the Scrambler Desert Sled offers a unique incomparable style.

Equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, the EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803 cm3 air and oil-cooled engine delivers 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque of 68 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The updated homologation introduces a new throttle control and an all-new engine calibration that has made power delivery even smoother, especially at the bottom end of the rev range.

The modified frame and suspension, high mudguards (specially designed for this version), type-approved headlight mesh guard and engine skid plate lend to the off-road capability of the Scrambler Desert Sled.

The Scrambler Desert Sled is the natural evolution of the Urban Enduro version towards a more functional off-road style. It is also characterised by a new riding position thanks to the full 200 mm extended travel on the front and rear suspension, higher seat (a 20 mm low seat option is available as an accessory) and off-road style foot pegs with removable rubber pads.

The 19” front and 17” rear spoked wheels on the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mount the new Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR tyres that have been specially designed to combine the performance of a top-flight off-road tyre with that of an enduro street one.

Combining maximum stopping performance with minimalist styling, the Brembo braking system features a Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with pressure sensor. The front wheel has a single 330 mm disc and a 4-piston Brembo M4.32B monobloc caliper while the rear features a 245 mm disc gripped by a 32 mm diameter piston caliper.

Sergi Canovas Garriga, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “We’ve introduced for the first time in India, a motorcycle in the ‘easy off-road’ category. Staying true to the Scrambler family and inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s, California motorcycle scene, the Desert Sled reinforces the pure essence of motorcycling: two wheels, wide handlebars, a straightforward engine and endless fun. The bike is perfect for the city and to get off the tarmac and explore the road less travelled.”

In perfect Scrambler style, the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled also comes with a dedicated accessory and apparel line. The Scrambler Desert Sled is available in ‘Red Dusk’ and ‘White Mirage’ with black frame and spoked wheels with gold rims at INR 9,32,000 & INR 9,45,000 (Ex-showroom) respectively.

Prices for the Euro 4 version of the Scrambler Icon and Scrambler Classic start at INR 7,23,000 and INR 8,48,000 respectively. Bookings for Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, Icon and Classic (now available in Euro 4 version) are open and the motorcycles are available across all dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kochi.