The Indian arm of the Bologna brand has introduced the new Diavel V4 in the country at Rs 25.91 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike is propelled by a potent 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine from a Ducati Multistrada V4 that has been adjusted to yield 166bhp and 126Nm. It sports a bi-directional quickshifter and a 6-speed transmission. Aside from the addition of a more robust V4 engine, the all-new motorcycle features improvements to its chassis and suspension.
The new motorbike has ditched the Diavel's old steel trellis frame for the monocoque structure made out of aluminium. The swingarm, though, continues to be built of single-sided cast aluminium, and the rear subframe is also a steel trellis structure. Furthermore, the suspension is taken care of by a monoshock with 145mm of travel in the back and a 50mm USD fork with 120mm of travel in the front. Both are fully adjustable. Compared to the Diavel 1260, the travel is now 15mm longer.
Two 330mm discs with Brembo Stylema callipers are used for braking up front, while there is only one disc at the rear. The motorcycle has 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels clad in Diablo Rosso III tyres.
2023 Ducati Diavel V4: Design & Features
The Diavel V4 is the most aggressive-looking motorcycle that Ducati offers. It has an Omega DRL headlamp and a multi-point LED rear light that sits below the tail. Large intakes are also present on both sides of the bike. The motorcycle comes equipped with a 5-inch TFT dashboard with Bluetooth connectivity, the Ducati Link App, along with an optional built-in turn-by-turn navigation system. Further, customers can choose between two shades for the bike: Ducati Red and Thrilling Black.
Apart from this, the brand-new motorbike is equipped with a leading-edge electronic package that consists of a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU), Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Cruise Control, and other amenities.
2023 Ducati Diavel V4: Price & Availability
Indian customers can buy the power cruiser at Rs 25.91 lakh (ex-showroom). The delivery of the Ducati Diavel V4 will begin as soon as feasible at all Ducati retail sites in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh.
2023 Ducati Diavel V4: Competition
This new Ducati bike faces competition from the motorcycles like the Triumph Rocket 3, the Kawasaki Vulcan S, the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, and others in the market.