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October 2, 2017

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MOTORCYCLE www.PowersportsBusiness.com Powersports Business • October 2, 2017 • 39 design, high-quality hydraulic disc brakes, modern suspension and a high performance electric motor. Beta engineers developed a power deliv- ery that is very manageable, making it easy to ride. It's designed for children between the ages of 7-11 who want to enjoy their first experience of riding an off-road motorcycle. The Minicross-E weighs just 94.5 pounds, has zero polluting emissions and a very quiet electric motor. Attention has also been focused on the technical design with a heat-treated alumi- num swingarm, 33-mm inverted hydraulic fork and an adjustable air and spring rear shock absorber. The Minicross-E has a MSRP of $1,799. FAVORITE RIDES & DESTINATIONS FALL 2017 EDITION NOW AVAILABLE Favorite Rides & Destinations has released its fourth edition. Favorite Rides & Destinations is an online motorcycle touring and adventure magazine from the editors of Rider. It includes the best of Rider's touring features and "Favorite Ride" stories, along with inspiring photography, reviews of use- ful products and expert tips for memorable touring experiences. It's available at FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com. ROYAL ENFIELD ADDS THIRD PRODUCTION PLANT IN INDIA Royal Enfield on Aug. 28 started commer- cial production from its new manufacturing facility at Vallam Vadagal near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Spread over 50 acres, the Vallam Vadagal plant will be Royal Enfield's third manufacturing facility and will manu- facture Royal Enfield motorcycles for India and international markets. In fiscal year 2017-18, the combined production capacity from all the three plants is planned to be 825,000 units. In fiscal year 2016-17, Royal Enfield produced and sold 667,135 motorcycles, nearing its installed capacity. Royal Enfield acquired the 50-acre plot in Vallam Vadagal in October 2014 as the site for its third manufacturing facil- ity. The construction of the facility started 15 months ago. The new facility has been benchmarked to the highest level of quality and productivity. The capacity in this facil- ity will enable the company to meet its next level of growth. Royal Enfield's sales have grown at a compounded rate of more than 55 percent over the past six years. The order book continues to be strong, and there is a large unmet demand. In fiscal 2017-18, the company plans to invest Rs 800 crores (about $125 million USD), largely toward capacity expansion at Vallam Vadagal, new products and platforms, and technical centers in Leicester, United Kingdom, and DIGEST New Multistrada, XDiavel, Panigale, Scramblers added to lineup Early arrivals of the 2018 lineup of Ducati motorcycles landed at dealerships across North America in early September. This includes many new models to the Ducati family, including the Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro, XDiavel S in Iceberg White, 1299 Panigale R Final Edition and two new Scram- bler options. In addition, the Multistrada 950 will now be available in North America as a fac- tory option, and the Monster 797+ will replace the current Monster 797 with new accessories at no additional cost. MULTISTRADA 1200 ENDURO PRO The most capable, production off-road adventure motorcycle in Ducati history, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro, comes in a new Sand color. It features Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires fitted as standard (19-inch front, 17-inch rear), a Ducati Performance tubular steel crash bar by Touratech with LED lights, a low windscreen great for on-the-pegs off-road riding and the Ducati Performance exhaust by Termignoni. With a $23,295 MSRP, it has limited avail- ability in North America, denoted by an indi- vidual number and badge. XDIAVEL S ICEBERG WHITE The new Iceberg White color is available on the S model only. All model year '18 XDiavels will come with a revised suspension setup and new handlebars for improved comfort and more relaxed ergonomics. The bike will be available at the beginning of October for $23,495. MONSTER 797+ The Monster 797+ retains the distinctive fea- tures of the previous model with a new head- light fairing and passenger seat cover at no additional cost. It's available in red for $9,295 or in White Silk or Dark Stealth for $9,395. MULTISTRADA 950 TOURING The Touring model joins the standard version in the U.S. beginning with the 2018 model year. The Multistrada 950 Touring features color-matched, lockable side panniers and center stand. The standard version is available at dealers now. The Touring will ship to North Ameri- can dealers in December. The MSRP starts at $13,995. 1299 PANIGALE R FINAL EDITION A tribute to Ducati's twin-cylinder Super- bike legacy, the 1299 Panigale R Finale Edi- tion features the most powerful production twin-cylinder engine in history (209 hp), combined with the most advanced aluminum monocoque chassis. With limited availability, it shipped to U.S. dealers in early September. The bike, with dedi- cated Tri-Color livery with World Superbike style full titanium exhaust, has a $39,900 MSRP. SCRAMBLER MACH 2 The Scrambler Mach 2's color palette was inspired by the atmosphere typical of 1970s Southern California but with a design easily translated worldwide. The Mach 2 features a larger gas tank, low tapered handlebars, a black engine and exhaust accents and flat track-inspired seat for $10,795. SCRAMBLER FULL THROTTLE The Scrambler Full Throttle switches it up for 2018 with a shining black steel tank and satin aluminum side panels and a new check- erboard logo on the tank and front fender evoking the sport inspired design. Subtle changes keep the bike fresh but don't mess with success. It arrives to North American dealerships in October with a $10,695 MSRP. PSB Ducati announces early U.S. arrivals for 2018 models Ducati's 2018 Monster 797+ replaces the current Monster 797, while add- ing new accessories at no extra cost. Photo courtesy of Ducati Ranger 900 W W W.T I TA N P L O W S .C O M Available for UTVs from Polaris, Can Am, Honda, Kawasaki 3 Year Warranty Excellent Margin Opportunity Built in the USA to Last a Lifetime Widths 66", 72", and Industry First 82" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 38 See Digest, Page 47 Royal Enfield opened its third manufacturing plant in India in late August. Photo courtesy of Royal Enfield

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