Ducati Diavel 1260 launched, price starts at Rs. 17.70 lakh
Italian automaker Ducati has launched the all-new Diavel 1260 and Diavel 1260 S superbikes in India. The motorcycles have received a host of design and mechanical upgrades including a bigger engine, several rider-assist electronic features, and some minor design tweaks. To recall, the motorcycles were first unveiled at the 2018 EICMA show. Here's our roundup.
Let's take a look at both the motorcycles
Both the Ducati Diavel 1260 and Diavel 1260 S come with a cruiser design featuring a semi faired sporty look with a bulky fuel tank, sharp edges, dual exhausts, and black alloy wheels. Talking about electronic features, the motorcycles get a 3.5-inch digital instrument panel, automatic indicators, keyless ignition, and an all-LED setup for lighting.
Power and performance
As for power options, both Diavel 1260 and Diavel 1260 S pack a 1,262cc DVT L-twin engine which is capable of producing 156bhp of power and 129Nm of peak torque. The motorcycles promise a top speed of 272kmph and house a six-speed manual gearbox to handle the transmission duties. Further, the bikes offer three riding modes: Sport, Touring, and Urban.
Ducati Diavel 1260: On the road
The Ducati Diavel 1260 and Diavel 1260 S come equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels along with dual-channel ABS and wheelie control for improved road handling. The standard Diavel 1260 gets 50mm USD forks up front and a monoshock unit on the rear, while the Diavel 1260 S gets Ohlins' 48mm upside-down forks on front and monoshock suspension on the rear.
Finally, here's a look at the pricing
As far as pricing is concerned, the standard Ducati Diavel 1260 costs Rs. 17.70 lakh, while the more premium Diavel 1260 S is priced at Rs. 19.25 lakh.