Ducati India, following the government regulations, has stopped the sale of Euro 3 versions of the Ducati Scrambler (Icon, Classic & Full Throttle), Monster 821 and Diavel in the country. The company announced that the Euro 4 Scrambler and its two variants – Icon and Classic - are currently available for booking and deliveries of these bikes will start in July, 2017. In addition, the Euro 4 Ducati Diavel Diesel will be available from August, 2017 while the Ducati Diavel will arrive in October 2017.
The Euro 4 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle will be available from September, 2017, while the Euro 4 Monster 821 will hit the showrooms in October, 2017. Earlier, we reported you that the Italian superbike maker had discontinued 5 motorcycles in the Indian motorcycles as they were not meeting the BS IV emission norms. The phased out models were Ducati Diavel, Ducati Monster 821, Ducati 1299 Panigale (and 1299 Panigale S), Ducati Panigale R and Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro. Though, all the aforementioned bikes are sold in their Euro 4 compliant versions in the European markets. Meanwhile, Ducati launched the Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 on June 14, 2017 in India.
The Indian government banned the sales of BSIII vehicles across the nation as the country moved to BSIV emission norms on April 1, 2017. Though, the company has announced the deliveries of Euro 4 models of almost every product, but surprisingly there is no word on the Ducati 1299 Panigale or the Panigale R. Perhaps, the details regarding the aforementioned duo might surface in the next couple of months. Meanwhile, the 2 wheeler companies are on a pre-GST benefits offering spree in India to the buyers. Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield and UM Motorcycles have already announced benefits ranging from Rs. 4500-6000 on the various bikes in the portfolio. And, in the next week, we expect more and more companies joining the bandwagon and extending the benefits directly to buyers.