Update – As published by a leading daily, Ducati is looking for a partnership with an Indian manufacturer to develop smaller capacity motorcycles with engine displacement between 250cc and 500cc. However, this rumour has been denied by the company and here is what Ducati India told OnCars.in regarding the earlier surfaced bit.
Ducati India's Official Statement – “We would like to clarify that Ducati currently has no plans to partner with any Indian two-wheeler manufacturers and/or to build small capacity engine motorcycles in India.”
Earlier it was rumoured that Ducati is looking for a partner in India to develop small capacity motorcycles. To be precise, the brand is intending to produce motrocycles with an engine displacement between 250cc and 500cc. The company has revealed its intentions that it is looking forward for a joint venture with a leading Indian two-wheeler brand like say, Hero MotoCorp or Royal Enfield. The smaller capacity bikes developed under the joint venture will primarily be exported to international markets.
Ducati currently sells bikes in India with range starting from INR 7 lakh for the Scrambler Icon and reaching up till the top of the line Superleggera that demands a whopping INR 1.12 crore (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). As already mentioned, with its upcoming smaller caapcity bikes, Ducati will be aiming at western markets such as Europe and US along with emerging economies like India, China and Brazil. Having said that, the brand is looking to further enhance its sales globally that currently stands at 55,000 units per year. Also Read: Ducati 1299 Superleggera: Say Hello to the most expensive motorcycle you can buy in India
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