Ducati Diavel 1260 Launching Tomorrow
- The Diavel 1260 gets a slight bump in power compared to the Diavel 1200.
- The Diavel 1260 is powered by a 1262cc liquid-cooled L-Twin motor that churns out 159PS and 129Nm.
- Its feature list includes new LED headlamps, colour TFT screen, self-cancelling indicators & much more!
Ducati is all set to launch the Diavel 1260 in India tomorrow. The bike, which was first showcased at the 2018 EICMA, features a couple of cosmetic updates, a bigger engine and improved electronic rider aids when compared to its predecessor - the Diavel 1200. And if you were wondering, both the standard Ducati Diavel 1260 as well as the top-of-the-line Diavel 1260 S are expected to make it to Indian shores with an expected price tag of Rs 16 lakh and Rs 19 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. This makes them around Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh more the current models.
In terms of design, the Ducati Diavel 1260 comes with brushed metal panels that serve as tank extensions and also houses the turn indicators. It also gets LED lights, a 3.5-inch TFT screen, keyless ignition and self-cancelling indicators.
Powering the muscle cruiser is a 1262cc, liquid-cooled L-Twin DVT motor that belts out 159PS (up by 7PS) and 129Nm (up by 6Nm) of peak torque. The motor works in conjunction with a 6-speed gearbox and a bi-directional quick-shifter. It’s improved electronic rider aids ensure that you don't exceed your limits. The extensive list includes three rider modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), eight levels of traction control, three stages of cornering ABS, wheelie control, and a six-axis IMU (Inertial Measuring Unit).
The standard Diavel 1260 employs fat 50mm upside-down forks and a monoshock, while the ‘S’ variant features skinnier fully-adjustable 48mm USD forks and a monoshock from Ohlins. Its braking setup consists of twin 320mm discs up front paired with Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers and a single disc brake at the rear, also from Brembo. Its 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres - 120/70-section up front and a 240-section rear tyre.