Ducati has launched the all-new Diavel 1260 and 1260 S at a price of Rs 17.70 lacs and Rs 19.25 (ex-Showroom) in India. The all-new Diavel 1260 comes with more power and improved mechanics.
“When the Diavel was launched, it created a new category altogether. It became a motorcycle responsible for giving a new definition to power cruisers and created a cult following amongst young motorcycle enthusiasts for its devilish looks and superbike level performance. The new Diavel 1260 is a step above its predecessor, promising the personalities of a naked roadster and a power cruiser, making it a “Mega Monster”. The Diavel has been one of most loved power cruisers in India and was one of our most popular models and we are confident that the new Diavel 1260 will be loved and celebrated by the rider community”, said Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India.
Both the Diavel 1260 and Diavel 1260 S are powered by the same Testastretta L-twin engine and produce identical power (159hp at 9,500rpm) and torque (129Nm at 7,500rpm), with the unit paired to a 6-speed transmission; both bikes also share their trellis frame. The rake has been dropped by one degree and there’s a slight drop in trail as well, compared to the previous model. This has made the new Diavel quicker to steer while taking noticeably less effort to do so.
The suspension and brake components on both models are different, with the S boasting of top-level, adjustable Ohlins and Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers at the front.
The new Ducati Diavel also feature 6-axis IMU-based electronic rider aids with three riding modes – Urban, Touring and Sport. Urban mode chops power to 100hp while Touring and Sport are full-power modes. Cornering ABS is standard.
The 1260 S gets a bi-directional quick-shifter as standard, as well as the Ducati Multimedia system and Ducati Link App, allowing riders to hook their smartphones to log ride data.
The new Diavel 1260 and Diavel 1260 S are available at all Ducati dealerships in the country and are open for bookings.