On the Horns of a Dilemma

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Your April 2018 is­sue made for such a fun read! That Ninja H2 SX piece made me want to go out and buy a lot­tery ticket right away. (Be­cause that’s the only way I will be able to af­ford it!).

I was re­ally look­ing for­ward to that Bru­tale RR story as well be­cause I’m ac­tu­ally in the mar­ket for a pre­mium naked bike like that. How­ever, even the Rs 18 lakh you pre­dicted is be­yond my bud­get.

I’m look­ing at some­thing around the Rs 10-11 lakh mark. I had pretty much de­cided on the Tri­umph Street Triple RS un­til the new Du­cati Mon­ster 821 dropped out of nowhere and now I’m con­fused. The Triple RS had ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing you guys, rav­ing about it and it is the more pow­er­ful of the two on pa­per. How­ever, if I am spend­ing that amount, I’d rather have a Du­cati be­cause that brand has been my go-to bed­room dec­o­ra­tion grow­ing up and it is also the cheaper of the two.

What is your opin­ion about the new 821? Please ad­vise me.

Vicky S, by e-mail

Hello, Vicky,

Thank you for your kind words. While we haven’t rid­den the 821 here in In­dia as yet, our In­ter­na­tional Con­trib­u­tor Roland Brown did ride it in Italy. We pub­lished that re­view in our Fe­bru­ary 2018 is­sue. He came away quite im­pressed with the bike, so you may look up that re­view for all the de­tails. You might have to wait a lit­tle for our In­dia re­view, though. We sug­gest that you take both bikes out for a thor­ough test ride to see for your­self which one is prefer­able.

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