The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 arrives in its BS6 avatar with new paint schemes and a surprisingly reasonable price hike.
Ducati India has finally brought in the much-awaited BS6 version of its famed power cruiser – the Diavel 1260. Like before, the BS6 Diavel 1260 also goes on sale in two variants – the standard version (available in Total Black only) and the more heavily equipped 1260 S (available in Ducati Red and Thrilling Black). While the standard variant has been launched at ₹18.49 lakh, the Diavel 1260 S carries a price tag of ₹21.49 lakh. For comparison, when the Diavel 1260 was first launched here in 2019, it was priced at ₹17.7 lakh for the standard version and ₹19.25 lakh for the S trim. All prices are ex-showroom.
Like most BS6 conversions, the 2021 Diavel remains pretty much the same as the outgoing model in terms of design, equipment, and performance figures. But there are a few changes nonetheless. For example, the 1,262cc Testastretta DVT V-Twin motor develops 160bhp in its BS6 guise, which is about 3bhp more than before. The 129Nm torque figure though remains unchanged. At 249kgs (kerb figure), the BS6 Diavel 1260 has gained 5kgs over its predecessor, while the 1260 S has only gained 3kgs (247kgs kerb).
The BS6 Diavel 1260 offers features like an adjustable 50mm USD fork at the front, 17-inch light cast-alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, a preload and rebound adjustable monoshock at the back, twin 320mm front discs mounted with Brembo monobloc 4-piston M4.32 callipers, and a 3.5-inch TFT colour display with a dedicated warning light display.
As for the standard and safety equipment, the BS6 Diavel 1260 comes with Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, a full-LED lighting system, Ducati Power Launch, cruise control, hands-free connectivity, and backlit handlebar switches.
The Diavel 1260 S, on the other hand, comes with a slightly uprated kit. It gets an Öhlins fully-adjustable suspension setup, cast & machined 17-inch alloy wheels, Brembo monobloc 4-piston M50 callipers at the front, LED DRLs, Ducati Quick Shift, and the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS).
Bookings for the new bike are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata, and Chennai. And Ducati is likely to begin deliveries of the bike as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted.