Ducati Diavel 1260, Diavel 1260 S Launched In India
The bikes get styling updates, improved electronic rider aids and produce more power than before!
- The Ducati Diavel 1260 and Diavel 1260 S is priced at Rs 17.70 lakh and Rs 19.25 lakh, respectively.
- Features include LED lights, colour TFT screen, self-cancelling indicators, keyless ignition & more!
- Diavel 1260 S gets premium Ohlins suspension at both ends and a different colour scheme.
Ducati has launched the Diavel 1260 in India at Rs 17.70 lakh. The bike gets styling updates, a bigger motor and improved electronic rider aids for 2019. The premium for all this is a price bump of Rs 1.55 lakh for the new 1260 over the outgoing Diavel. Ducati also has its top-of-the-line Diavel 1260 S on offer which retails at Rs 19.25 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom India).
In terms of design, the Diavel 1260 looks sharper and meaner than the outgoing models. It features new LED headlights, self-cancelling turn indicators integrated into the radiator shrouds, sleek brushed metal panels that serve as tank extensions, a 3.5-inch TFT screen and keyless ignition.
The 2019 Ducati Diavel draws power from a 1262cc DVT L-twin motor that puts out 159PS (7PS more) and 129Nm of torque (up by 6Nm). Interestingly, over 100Nm of torque is available at revs as low as 3,500rpm thanks to Desmodromic Variable Timing.
All this power requires some serious electronics nannies, and the Diavel 1260 isn’t short of it. It gets three rider modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) eight levels of traction control, three stages of cornering ABS and wheelie control monitored by a 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measuring Unit).
The standard Diavel 1260 comes equipped with 50mm upside-down forks and a monoshock as opposed to the top-spec Diavel S which features fully adjustable 48mm USD forks and a monoshock from Ohlins. Its braking setup comprises of twin 320mm discs up front paired with Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers and a single Brembo disc at the rear. Its 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres which measure 120/70-section up front and a fat 240-section rear tyre.