Naza Group presented new Ducati, Paggio and Vespa models yesterday. The new Ducati Monster 797 and Ducati Multistrada 950, as well as Piaggio Medley S and Vespa S125 I-Get are further additions to the Group’s subsidiaries Next Bike and Naza Premira’s current line-ups.
The new Ducati Monster 797 and Multistrada 950 are base level models, with a starting price of RM55,900 and RM85,900 respectively. First up, the Monster 797, this bike embodies all the allure of the Monster and represents the gateway to the Ducati world. Everything on the Monster 797 recalls the iconic 90s bike, from the Trellis frame to the air-cooled L-twin engine and round headlight.
The Monster 797, the most accessible of Ducati’s naked bikes, has been designed to express that unique Monster essence right down to the last detail. With its compact yet beefy tank, iconic headlight and tapered tail, the Monster 797 is clean and sinewy. The Desmodue air-cooled L-twin engine is cradled in the Trellis frame.
With a punchy maximum power of 75 hp at 8,250 rpm throughout the rev range, the Monster 797 puts performance and fun within everyone’s grasp, ensuring an exciting ride experience, every day, on any road. EURO 4 compliant, the Monster 797 L-twin is perfect for those purchasing their first Ducati or simply their first motorcycle, yet still offers fun-packed riding for even the most expert motorcyclist. Moreover, active safety is always ready to kick in thanks to the as-standard Bosch ABS. The ABS on the Monster 797 works in concert with a top-drawer front braking system consisting of two 320 mm Brembo discs gripped by two Brembo M4.32 radial callipers. Other highlights include a low seat, wide handlebars and contained weight and agile chassis geometry.
Next up, the Ducati Multistrada 950, known as the Brand’s smallest “multibike”. Designed to provide all the riding excitement, the Multistrada 950 is suitable for the touring buffs as well as regular riders.
Combining the Multistrada family’s trademark design and chassis geometry, the Multistrada 950 has it all. Lighter than the Multistrada 1200 and with a seat height of 840 mm, the Multistrada 950 sharpens the dynamic performance of its “big sisters”. The 19-inch light alloy front wheel ensures comfort and fun on any road surface, asphalted or not. Suspension with a generous 170 mm of travel and a twin-sided swingarm keep comfort levels high while giving the Multistrada 950 outstanding agility. Moreover, the 20-liter tank puts plenty of miles between refuelling stops.
The 937 cm3 Testastretta engine gives the Multistrada 950 true Ducati verve, and makes it accessible to everyone. This engine delivers 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 96.2 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. The four Riding Modes (Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro) give the Multistrada 950 true 4-bikes-in-1 capability. As for maintenance, the 937 cm3 Ducati Testastretta 11° twin cylinder engine has a maintenance interval of 15,000 km or 12 months, with valve clearance inspection every 30,000 km.
The Multistrada 950 is both confidence-inspiring and safe thanks to the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes the latest Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with 3-level adjustment and 8-level Ducati Traction Control. These safety systems apply different intervention levels depending on the selected Riding Mode.
Paggio Medley S and Vespa S125 I-Get
The Piaggio Medley S 150 ABS takes on metropolitan areas with grit and personality. The front view stands out from the classic high wheel scooter look. The metallic vertical element (the ‘tie’) stands out in the center of the front shield, along with more extended surfaces and an updated handlebar. The front shield has a glovebox that houses a USB port. Major highlights of the Medley S are a large passenger saddle with electric opening latch, a headlight with DRLs, 16-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels, aluminium wheels with six-spoke design and a 36.2-liter helmet storage compartment.
The front end is characterized by a fork with 33 mm stanchions in diameter, whereas a pair of double acting shock absorbers and coil springs with preload adjustable to 5 positions work at the rear axle.
At further glance, a refined instrument cluster with a chromium frame takes up a digital display that provides all the necessary information such as; “Start & Stop”, “injection check”, oil pressure, ABS and Immobilizer activation. Brakes on the Medley S consists of a single 260 mm front disc, with double floating pistons, coupled to a 240 mm disc at the rear.
The Medley S takes up a 150 cc engine, equipped with a “Start & Stop” system, electronic fuel injection, four valve timing and liquid cooling.
The 15 hp Paggio Medley S comes at a starting price of RM17,000.00, with free optional accessories.
Paggio’s cousin, the Vespa S125 receives an I-Get powerplant, hence the name Vespa S125 I-Get. The new package gives the Vespa S125 an output of 10.2 hp and a whole lot of fun riding in the city or suburbs. The package consists of a new starter motor, new crankshaft, gearbox cover and new exhaust system with barometric sensor.
The new engine is paired to a re-calibrated gearbox with new and more resistant friction materials. This translates to improved fuel economy of 60km/liter at 50km/h. Thanks to a 7 liter fuel tank, Vespa S125 now boast a highly respectable travel range of 420 km on a full tank.
In looks, the Vespa S125 I-Get is the most sporty and youthful Vespa ‘small body’ available. The lines express dynamic character and youth, with their clean and essential, but definitely spirited, sections. The square headlight, the mudguards and profile of the saddle are the unmistakable key features of the Vespa S125, along with the red-colored shock absorbers, five-spoke wheels, footboard guard with logo, and a new instrument panel graphics.
The Vespa S125 I-Get has four color options Grigio Titanio (Grey), Green Matt, Taormina and Red Matt. It is priced at RM11,600.00 onwards.