Ducati Motor Plans To Set Up Manufacturing Facility In India

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Ducati Motor plans to set up a manufacturing unit in India and the company is currently looking for 100 acres of land. According to the report, Ducati representatives met the officials of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) to discuss the rate and availability of land in Greater Noida.

By setting up the plant, Ducati will join the band of premium motorcycle manufacturers such as KTM, Aprilia, Benelli, Suzuki and Kawasaki to locally produce motorcycles in India.

Most of the above said manufacturers have set up partnerships with local brands like TVS, Bajaj and DSK Motowheels.

Till now, the Italian manufacturer has not revealed which products will enter production in India. But we can expect it to manufacture its entry-level model, Ducati Scrambler in this facility.

Scrambler is currently imported as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) and it comes with a price tag of Rs 6.77 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).

Currently, Ducati Motor has five dealerships in India: Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Pune. The company is also planning to set up dealerships in Chennai, Kolkatta, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chandigarh, Goa and Jaipur.

The Ducati Motor's product lineup in India comprises of the Panigale 899, 1299 and 1299 S, Hyperstrada, Hypermotard, the Diavel and the Monster.

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Story first published: Monday, November 14, 2016, 17:34 [IST]
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