The Multistrada and Monster are priced with GST at RM85,900 and from RM55,900, respectively, while taking aim at those looking to partake in the Italian motorcycle brand's lifestyle.
The high-riding Multistrada is the Italian bike manufacturer's smallest "multibike" so far and is for the relatively inexperienced touring rider who may want to enjoy a road-trip with the company of a passenger.
The Multistrada is touted an agile fun bike that's ideal for everyday use, while being lighter than the larger Multistrada 1200 with a saddle height of 840mm and four riding modes of Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro.
A 937cc 11-degree Testastretta twin-cylinder engine provides 113hp at 9,000rpm and 96.2Nm of torque at 7,750rpm, and has a maintenance interval of 15,000km or 12 months (whichever comes first), while valve clearance inspection is required every 30,000km.
In terms of safety, the Multistrada 950 comes equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack which includes the latest Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with three levels of adjustments and an eight levels of traction control adjustment.
As for the compact Monster 797, the low seat and wide handlebars make it look less intimidating, although it has a 'beefy' looking fuel tank that feeds the 75hp (at 8,250rpm) EURO4 air-cooled L-twin engine.
As standard, it comes fitted with the same Bosch ABS system as well and works in concert with the top-drawer front braking system consisting of two Brembo M4.32 radial calipers biting down on the 320mm front and rear Brembo disks.
Ducati Monster 797
Ducati Miltistrada 950