Ducati has launched two more variants of its entry level motorcycle, the Scrambler as well as officially announced the commencement of sales in India. Ducati has officially been in India for nearly two months now. The brand now has two showrooms in India – in Mumbai and Gurgaon – with a third slated to open in Bengaluru by October 2015 since their entry, but it’s only now that the company has officially announced that it will begin sales. This comes as a sign that Ducati is serious about business in India with an upcoming and well equipped dealership network.
The new Scrambler variants are the Classic and Full Throttle. Prices for both will be revealed within a week and bookings will start then as well. The Classic, like the name suggests, is designed to hark back to the retro designs of the 70s and comes with a spoke wheels. The Full Throttle is a more sporty version that is inspired by flat track racing. It has a lower flat handle bar and also gets a Termignoni exhaust. The exhaust is a slip-on unit and doesn’t add any more power but sounds a lot throatier.
Pierfrancesco Scalzo, Ducati Asia general manager, says that existing Ducati customers will be taken care of in terms of service and spares at the new service centres.
Ravi Avalur, MD Ducati India, has stated that while the Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad showrooms are expected to open this year, the Italian brand has plans to open another seven showrooms across the country within the next two years, to have an even spread of dealer and service networks. These networks are planned for cities including Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Chandigarh, Indore, Jaipur and Goa.
Sales and service have begin. This is just an announcement that they are fully operational.
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