Ducati India has temporarily discontinued the Monster 821 and the Scrambler in light of the ban on the sales and registration of BS-III vehicles. Both these motorcycles were making use of engines which did not comply to the Bharat Stage IV or BS IV emission norms. The BS IV emission norms came into effect from 1 April 2017. As a matter of fact, many premium bike manufacturers including Ducati were offering discounts on their BS III stock of motorcycles before the emission norms came into place.
In case you were looking to buy either of these motorcycles, fret not, because the company will be bringing in the Monster 821 by the end of 2017 while the BS IV Scrambler should be on sale in the next couple of months. This is because the recently launched Ducati Monster 797 has the same engine which is on the Scrambler, an 803 cc L-twin motor. The ideal thing to do would be to launch the BS IV Scrambler along with the Scrambler Desert Sled and the Scrambler Café Racer in the coming months.
Also, the idea of taking the Scrambler off the market for a bit will allow Ducati to push the Monster 797 aggressively in the market as it is the most affordable model from the Italian manufacturer in India, at present. The engine makes 74 bhp and 69 Nm of torque. The Monster 797 is priced at ₹ 7.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Along with the Monster 797, Ducati India also launched the Multistrada 950, which is a slightly toned down variant of the all-action Multistrada 1200. The Multistrada 950 gets a 937 cc engine from the Hypermotard and makes around 113 bhp and 96 Nm and is fitted with all the electronics one could think of. The Multistrada is priced at ₹ 12.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).