According to reports, Italian two-wheeler manufacturer Ducati motors is searching for 100 acres of land to set up a manufacturing unit in India. Recently officials from Ducati met with Noida’s Industrial Development Authority in order to discuss the price list and availability of land in the area of Greater Noida.
Ducati is planning to join the other premium motorcycle brands like BMW Motorrad, KTM, Aprilia, Benelli, and Kawasaki to manufacture its products in the subcontinent. The above mentioned brands have partnered with brands like TVS, Bajaj and Benelli for manufacturing their products. However, Ducati hasn’t revealed anything about its plans related to which bike will be manufactured in India or which one will be launched here, but you can expect the first product to be the famous Ducati Scrambler. Currently the brand imports Scrambler as CBU, which makes it quite costly with the price tag of 6.77 lakhs. However, bigger bikes like Diavel and Panigale are unlikely to be produced in India. CKD route are likely to be adopted for motorcycles that are made in Thailand.
Currently, the Italian brand has only five dealerships in the subcontinent, and they are in New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Pune. Additionally, Ducati is planning to extend its footprint in India, by setting up dealerships in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chandigarh, Goa and Jaipur. As of now Ducati motor’s lineup consists of motorcycles such as Panigale 899, 1299 and 1299 S, Hyperstrada, Hypermotard, the Diavel and the Monster.
So, if Ducati sets up a plant in India, it would make its motorcycles much more cheaper than how it is priced now. It would also help the company get an edge over its rivals. So, if you are a Ducati fan and looking to buy one, then this should be great news for you.