Italian two-wheeler manufacturer, Ducati has launch of the
all-new 2019 Diavel 1260 and 1260 S in India at a price of Rs 17.70 lakh and Rs
19.25 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. The Diavel 1260 is available in
Sandstone Grey with a black frame while the Diavel 1260 S comes in Thrilling
Black & Dark Stealth and Sandstone Grey. Bookings are currently open across
all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru,
Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.
The new and improved second generation Diavel 1260 is
equipped with a 1262cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine. The twin-cylinder engine
puts out 159hp at 9,500 rpm and 129Nm at 7,500 rpm. Thanks to a variable timing
system which acts continuously on the intake and exhaust camshafts, the engine
adjusts power delivery to suit riding conditions: extremely smooth at low revs,
assertively sporty at high revs. The new Diavel sports a prominent new tubular
steel Trellis frame and an aluminium swing arm. The cruiser gets 17-inch wheels
with a wide 240mm rear tyre.
The 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU)
instantaneously detects bike speed and acceleration. Other electronics include
Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie
Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL) EVO and Cruise Control. The Diavel
1260 is also compatible with the Ducati Link App allowing riders to use Journey
Mode (a combination of Load Mode and Riding Mode) and personalise the
parameters of each individual Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.)
using their smartphones. This app also provides other helpful information like
maintenance deadline, user manual and location of Ducati Stores. Riders can
also use the app to record performance and routes to then share with the
The sportier Diavel 1260 S features fully adjustable Öhlins
suspension at front and rear, dedicated wheels and an better braking system. It
also gets Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo (DQS) as standard to allow
clutch less shifting and is compatible to the Ducati Link App as standard.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “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
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