The implementation of BSIV emission norms for two-wheelers sold after 1st April, 2017 has put a number of dealerships in a tight situation. Most mass market manufacturers have cleared their stocks, however, premium bike makers are yet to do it with just a few days to the deadline. In order to lure potential customers, these companies are offering considerable discounts on select BSIII vehicles. One such motorcycle manufacturer that is offering discounts on its BSIII bikes is Ducati. According to AMP Superbikes Ltd, only a few units of the Ducati motorcycles with BSIII emission norms are currently available. These include the Ducati Scrambler and the Diavel with only one unit of each vehicle available in Gurugram, Haryana. Similarly, other dealers of Ducati too might be offering similar deals on BS III motorcycles left in stock so we suggest you check with the nearest dealer once.
The Scrambler, which available only in the Urban Enduro variant in Wild Green colour, is being offered at a discount of Rs 1.5 lakh in its BSIII form and is now being sold at Rs 6.68 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The price of the Scrambler Urban Enduro before the discount is Rs 8.18 lakh. In addition to the discount available on the Scrambler Urban Enduro, Ducati also has a base version of the Diavel available with them in Black colour. The company is offering a discount of Rs 2 lakh on the power cruiser which is priced at Rs 15.62 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, without discount. It would cost Rs 13.62 lakh after the discount. And in case you are worried that a BS III vehicle would not be compatible with BS IV fuel, the fact of the matter is that a BSIII compliant vehicle can run on BSIV fuel.
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Compared to the Triumph Bonneville T100, which is priced at Rs 7.78 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, buying a Ducati Scrambler makes more sense with the added discount. The Ducati Diavel offers the power of a superbike as well as the laid back nature of a cruiser. Hence the name power cruiser. The new BSIV emission norms will increase the price throughout the two-wheeler range by a small margin and all manufacturers will sell BSIV compliant two-wheelers in India starting 1st April, 2017. However, there is still a considerable inventory remaining with dealers in the two-wheeler segment which needs to be cleared before the new rule sets in. So if you're in the market for a new motorcycle, we wish you happy hunting!