Ducati Set To Launch Diavel 1260 On August 9

Modified On Aug 7, 2019 By Team Bikedekho for Ducati Diavel 1260

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The 2019 Diavel is slightly more powerful and sharper than its predecessor

  • Diavel 1260 gets a more futuristic, compact and sharper design than the earlier Diavel 1200.
  • The Diavel 1260 is powered by a 1262cc liquid-cooled L-Twin motor that churns out 159PS and 129Nm. 
  • New features include LED headlamps, colour TFT screen, self-cancelling indicators and an updated infotainment system. 

Ducati is all set to launch the Diavel 1260 on August 9. It is likely to go on sale at Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom), which will make it Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh more expensive than the previous model. 

The new Diavel 1260 retains the design ethos of the power cruiser. It gets sleek-looking brushed metal panels as tank extensions. LED lighting has helped Ducati make the headlight and the tail lamp slimmer. The cockpit gets a new TFT screen which gets an optional multimedia system compatible with the Ducati Link App. 

The Diavel 1260 is powered by a larger 1262cc liquid-cooled L-Twin DVT motor that churns out 159PS and 129Nm. It gets a 6-speed transmission with slipper-clutch and hydraulic actuation. This is the same power unit found on the XDiavel and the Multistrada 1260. The new Diavel gets dual-channel Bosch Cornering ABS. In terms of electronic aids, it gets various rider modes and multi-level traction control. Ducati has also added the likes of wheelie and launch control on this brute. 

It gets a 50mm adjustable USD fork and the rear monoshock is preload as well as rebound adjustable. Helping the motorcycle come to a halt are dual 320mm discs with Brembo M4.32 radial calipers at the front and a 265mm disc with Brembo caliper at the rear. 

Ducati is also likely to bring the S variant to India, which is expected to be Rs 1.5lakh to Rs 2 lakh more expensive than the standard variant. For the extra money, you get a top-spec, fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension, machined alloys and Brembo M50 monobloc brake calipers.

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