Ducati’s hyper cruiser, the Diavel 1260 – and the Diavel 1260 S – is all set to be launched in the country this month. The motorcycle will step alongside the Triumph Rocket 3 that recently received a price revision
Ducati Diavel 1260 has been updated to meet the BS6 norms and the hyper cruiser will make a comeback in the coming weeks. Ducati India has teased the upcoming cruiser on its social network handles confirming that the BS6 Diavel 1260 will be offered in an All-Black colour scheme. The Diavel 1260 S could be offered in two colour schemes – Ducati Red and Total Black.
Speaking of the updates, the BS6 model is heavier by 5kg and tips the scale at 249kg kerb. The Ducati Diavel 1260 S, on the other hand, is 2kg lighter than the standard model. While the weight has increased, the 1262cc 90-degree V-twin engine makes 3bhp more than the predecessor. The power is rated at 159bhp and the peak torque is marked at 129Nm. A gearbox is a six-speed unit and the Diavel 1260 S gets a two-way quick shifter as standard.
The motorcycle will largely be the same as before in terms of styling and cycle parts. The suspension upfront will be the same 50mm upside-down forks and the rear end will be equipped with a monoshock – both fully adjustable. The ‘S’ model will bring along uprated 48mm electronic upside-down forks in the front and a fully adjustable monoshock in the rear, both sourced from Ohlins.
The brakes on both the motorcycles are sourced from Brembo. The standard Diavel 1260 will get the Monobloc 4-piston M4.32 callipers whereas the ‘S’ model will be equipped with top-shelf Brembo Monobloc 4-piston M50 callipers. The electronic suite includes traction control, cornering ABS, cruise control, and all that can be accessed by a new 3.5-inch TFT screen.
The price is expected to be in the range of Rs 18-20 lakh (ex-showroom) and the motorcycle will be offered with a 24-month warranty. The Ducati Diavel 1260 also has an impressive service interval of 12,000km.