Ducati launches its power cruiser, the Diavel 1260 in India

Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati today announced the launch of the all-new Diavel 1260 and 1260 S in India, at a price of INR 17.70 lacs and INR 19.25 (ex-showroom) respectively. The all-new Diavel 1260 is more powerful and muscular yet agile and effective between the curves for maximum riding enjoyment. The second-generation Diavel 1260 remains faithful to the original spirit of the incredibly special Diavel which combined the riding ethos of a Super Naked, Superbike and a Cruiser, yet bringing all the elements decidedly up to date.

The beating heart of the all new Diavel 1260 is the 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine with variable cam timing, which has now been equipped with the chain-type final transmission to optimise performance. The twin-cylinder Diavel 1260 puts out 159 hp (117 kW) at 9,500 rpm* and 129 Nm (13.1 kgm) at 7,500 rpm, delivering steady pulling power right from the low-medium rev range to ensure a robust engine response as and when needed. 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.

A sportier S version of the Diavel 1260 is also available which features fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at front and rear, dedicated wheels and an even higher-performance braking system. It also mounts Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo (DQS) as standard to allow clutch less shifting and is compatible to the Ducati Link App as standard.

The new Diavel sports a prominent new tubular steel Trellis frame. Anchored to it is an aluminium swing arm, sized to give surprising cornering agility, superb ‘feel’ and easy riding. The rear wheel – 240 mm wide with a diameter of 17″ – remains a Diavel hallmark. Together with the new chassis set-up it merges excellent handling and remarkable lean angles with outstanding comfort levels. The Diavel 1260 also boasts of a sophisticated electronics suite which guarantees both extraordinary performance and maximum safety. The 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) instantaneously detects bike speed and acceleration and is crucial to the proper operation of many of the control devices on the Diavel 1260.

The electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL) EVO and Cruise Control. To make the journey more rider-friendly, the Diavel 1260 is also compatible with the Ducati Link App: this lets riders set ‘journey mode’ (a combination of Load Mode and Riding Mode) and personalise the parameters of each individual Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) in a user-friendly manner via their smartphones.

The Diavel 1260 is available in Sandstone Grey with a black frame and is priced at INR 17.70 lacs (ex-showroom) while the Diavel 1260S priced at INR 19.25 lacs (ex-showroom) offers two livery options: Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth (motorcycle surfaces feature two contrasting blacks with different finishes, with red frame) and Sandstone Grey (with black frame).

Bookings are currently open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.

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