About Diavel 1260
The Diavel has got a major overhaul for the 2019 model year. Like the Multistrada, it gets a new engine that has a little more displacement at 1262cc, but it also gets variable valve timing, which smoothens out the experience not just in terms of vibrations, but it also offers a flatter torque curve and better fuel efficiency. Power figures stand at 157bhp and 129Nm. You get the whole Ducati suite of electronic aids like wheelie control, cruise control, and traction control, riding modes for the engine output, and ABS with a cornering function. The ‘S’ model gets higher-spec suspension and brakes, provided by Ohlins and Brembo. The instrument cluster is also revised, and is now a 3.5-inch TFT colour screen. In an interesting twist, the turn indicators are self-cancelling.
The Diavel will compete with high-power cruisers at its price, but as always it will stand alone in the muscle bike/power cruiser segment.