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Ducati Diavel 1260

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,262 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight249 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

18,49,000
EMI   56,621/month EMI Calculated basis
Based on avg. ex-showroom price
Down Payment - ₹ 3,69,800
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Ducati Diavel 1260 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

Diavel 1260 Standard

 18,49,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Diavel 1260 S

 21,49,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Ducati Diavel 1260 Summary

Diavel 1260 key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,262 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 249 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Seat Height 780 mm
Max Power 159.58 bhp

About Diavel 1260

Ducati Diavel 1260 is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 18,49,000 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 21,49,000. The Ducati Diavel 1260 is powered by 1262cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 159.58 bhp and a torque of 129 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Ducati Diavel 1260 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Diavel 1260 bike weighs 249 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 17 liters.

The Diavel 1260 is Ducati’s second generation model of the power cruiser that now gets a bigger engine and many other updates over its predecessor. Its BS4 model was discontinued last year and the marginally revised BS6 derivative is now available in in India.

The ferocious-looking power cruiser design of the Diavel has been left untouched. With oodles of visual appeal and attention to detail, it is a true testimony to Italian’s design prowess. In the international markets, it’s available in standard and S variants both of which have come here as well. Besides the mechanical distinctions, both trims get different shades for their frame; while the standard gets black-coloured chassis, the S model sports a swanky red unit.

The revised 1262cc, L-twin, Testastretta engine now churns out 157.3bhp of power and 129Nm of peak torque. To keep this power in check, there’s a comprehensive electronics package comprising six-axis IMU with cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, and cruise control. It also gets full-LED lighting and a 3.5-inch TFT display. The S variant of the bike gets more premium Ohlins suspension and Brembo M50 monobloc callipers while it is also a bit lighter than the base model at 247kg.

The BS6 edition of the Ducati Diavel 1260 standard and S models are substantially more expensive than the BS4 counterparts with a price of Rs 18.49 lakh and Rs 21.49 lakh, respectively. The closest rival the Diavel has in India is the Triumph Rocket 3 R and GT.
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Ducati Diavel 1260 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Offers a comfortable riding position
    • Engine has massive amount of torque
    • Has a great street presence
  • Could be Better

    • Poor service reach
    • Engine heats up in the traffic

BikeWale's Take

The Ducati Diavel 1260 is based on the older Diavel although it now gets a bigger engine and borrows styling cues from the XDiavel. The motorcycles continues to have a power-cruiser character thanks to the riding position and massive amount of torque from the engine. However, the Diavel 1260 can be difficult to ride in the city due to its weight and tendency to heat up.

Ducati Diavel 1260 Review

This isn’t just any other model year facelift, the Diavel 1260 S is a whole new motorcycle. While this is the Euro 4/ BS4 model, we expect it to be only slightly different than the Euro 5/BS6 version that will be launched soon. Nevertheless, we got to spend a decent amount of time with it. So, let’s cut this intro short and get right into the interesting bits.

Introduction

Ducati Diavel 1260 Right Front Three Quarter

The first Ducati Diavel was brought into the world in 2011 for a sole purpose- to chase the market share in the cruiser segment held securely by the Americans. As it turned out, the Diavel became a roaring success, pushing Ducati to release different versions and special editions of the motorcycle over the next years.

However, in 2018, the Italians felt the need to revamp the Diavel and introduced what you see here- the 2019 Diavel 1260 S. Now this isn’t just any other model year facelift, the Diavel 1260 is a whole new motorcycle. It is important to note that this model is Euro 4/ BS4-compliant, but we expect it to be only slightly different than the Euro 5/BS6 version that will be launched soon. Nevertheless, we got to spend a decent amount of time with it. So, let’s cut this intro short and get right into the interesting bits.   

The Visuals

Ducati Diavel 1260 Left Front Three Quarter

Offered in the aptly named ‘Total Black’ colour, the Ducati Diavel 1260 S is exactly what Batman would order. Even in its stealth attire, the Diavel has a massive road presence and manages to captivate attention unlike any other motorcycle- whether at standstill or in motion. 

Ducati Diavel 1260 Right Rear Three Quarter

So, retaining the silhouette of the iconic design, the folks at Borgo Panigale have crafted the Diavel 1260 S to look sleeker and yet more aggressive than its predecessors. Its brawny front end features air intakes on either side and the large 17-litre tank flows neatly into a floating seat setup. But the motorcycle’s rear end is the real talk of the town. The single-sided swingarm and the stubby slash-cut exhausts are designed to show off the colossal 240mm Pirelli Rosso 3, built especially for the Diavel 1260. 

Ducati Diavel 1260 Fuel Tank

As for quality, almost everything on the bike is top-notch- whether it is the paint, feel of the switchgear, or quality of materials. However, the only blemish in its otherwise perfect finish is the fitment of some plastic bits which could be much better considering this is a Rs 20 lakh plus motorcycle.   

The Package

Ducati Diavel 1260 Left Side View

Ducati has two models of the Diavel 1260- the standard and the S. For starters, the two get different colour schemes that set them apart. But unlike the previous ‘S’ variants which were limited to cosmetic enhancements, the Diavel 1260 S also gets substantial additions to its package as compared to the standard model.  

Ducati Diavel 1260 Rear Suspension

It comes equipped with fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension at both ends and Brembo M50 calipers at the front; both borrowed from Ducati’s fully-faired track machines. The fancy bits also include LED DRLs, the Ducati QuickShift Evo (DQS), and the Ducati Multimedia System integrated with the 3.5-inch colour TFT display that helps connect a smartphone via Bluetooth. 

Ducati Diavel 1260 TFT / Instrument Cluster

This display provides an exhaustive list of information like average fuel consumption, average speed, fuel range, as well as engine and ambient temperature. The rider can also change the display layout and have access to lap timer, DRL control, and tyre calibration among other things.  

Ducati Diavel 1260 TFT / Instrument Cluster

Apart from these, both variants are loaded to the brim with electronic aids like eight levels of traction control, wheelie control, cruise control, and three levels of launch control, that are all governed by a six-axis IMU. It also gets three ride modes- Urban, Touring, and Sport which can be further customised to adjust traction, wheelie control, and ABS intervention. 

The Ride

Ducati Diavel 1260 Right Side View

Now, the Ducati Diavel 1260 S is undoubtedly burly and intimidating to look at, after all, it does weigh 244kg. But once you saddle in the low 780mm seat and lift off the stand, you’d be surprised at how light the Diavel 1260 S feels- and this is despite it being 5kg heavier than the previous model. This is a result of a sharper rake angle, the handlebars being positioned closer to the rider, and obviously, the huge rear tyre. So, you are seated upright with enough room on the seat to move around. And your feet are in a nice and neutral position that lets the knees grip the tank, preparing you for all the drama that is to unfold.  

Ducati Diavel 1260 Handle Bar

Flip-up the kill switch and the little ignition button reveals itself. A light push to it and the 1262cc, Testastretta DVT L-Twin engine wakes up with a thundering rumble. This monster of a motor offers 157bhp of power and 129Nm of torque, and is extremely refined for Ducati standards. The variable valve timing or DVT, as Ducati terms it, not only offers smooth and precise throttle response and improves performance at higher revs, but it also increases low-end torque for a better low-speed ride. 

Further making life easier in city conditions is the Urban mode which cuts down power to 100bhp and offers a smooth throttle response. Here, the wheelie control, traction control, and ABS are all working at full levels. The Touring mode also offers a smooth throttle but with full power. 

Ducati Diavel 1260 Right Front Three Quarter

But it is the Sport mode when the Lord of the Underworld is called upon and all hell breaks loose. With a crack of the throttle, all 157 horses are unleashed and the Diavel goes from zero to outlaw speeds in the blink of an eye. And while the adrenaline rushes and the g-forces threaten to throw you off, the scooped seat has your back quite literally.

Ducati Diavel 1260 Front Disc Brake

Putting your soul back in the body are the powerful Brembo M50 brakes which offer a tonne of bite with little lever action. The setup lets you push the envelope by offering good feel and consistency even after prolonged use. While the Diavel 1260 S is explosive in a straight line, it is equally fun around corners thanks to the sharper rake and superbike-derived Ohlins suspension. It might not be as effortless as a Panigale but hanging off a bit allowed to attack corners aggressively. The suspension also provides a plush ride as it gobbles up small and large bumps without a hiccup. 

Ducati Diavel 1260 Right Side View

Our Take

Ducati Diavel 1260 Left Side View

The Ducati Diavel 1260 looks like a total badass from whichever angle you cast your eyes on it. And the 1262cc Testastretta engine has this deep, throaty, and loud sound. The riding position is comfortable for long distances and the Ohlins suspension improves the ride exponentially. In that sense, it checks all the boxes a majority of cruiser buyers tend to look for. 

But classifying the Diavel 1260 as a cruiser is highly debatable. Its engine has a character unlike any cruiser in the market- it is tractable and usable with a beautifully explosive torque spread. Even the riding dynamics are much more involving and exhilarating. Overall, the Diavel 1260 is something that you can get out and ride every day and that’s the test of a good motorcycle.  

Ducati Diavel 1260 Right Rear Three Quarter

As we mentioned earlier, the Diavel 1260 S is a BS4 model and was priced at Rs 19.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The BS6 model, however, is expected to be very similar apart from new colour schemes and a slight price increase. Nevertheless, the Ducati Diavel 1260 S proves to be an incredible piece of machinery offering a lot of bike for the price- in performance, aspirational value, and bucket loads of appeal. 

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 159.58 bhp @ 9,500 rpm

    Max Torque 129 Nm @ 7,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 1,262 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 106 mm

    Stroke 71.5 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 13.0 : 1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet Multiplate Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 240/45 ZR17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 265 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 4 Piston, Rear - 2 Piston Callipers

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 38 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 42 psi

    Front Suspension 50 mm fully adjustable usd fork

    Rear Suspension Monoshock, preload and rebound adjustable

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 249 kg

    Overall Length --

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase 1,600 mm

    Ground Clearance --

    Seat Height 780 mm

    Overall Height --

    Chassis Type Tubular steel trellis frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty 2 Year

    Standard Warranty --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port --

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System--

Battery--

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresRiding Modes, Power Modes

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FAQs about Ducati Diavel 1260

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Ducati Diavel 1260 in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of Ducati Diavel 1260 in Delhi is Rs. 20,52,532. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Ducati Diavel 1260 or Triumph Rocket 3?

    A: Ducati Diavel 1260 is priced at Rs. 18,49,000, has a 1262 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, whereas, the price of Triumph Rocket 3 is Rs. 18,39,819 with a 2458 cc 6 Speed Manual engine. You can compare Ducati Diavel 1260 vs Triumph Rocket 3 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Ducati Diavel 1260?

    A: Ducati Diavel 1260 is available in 3 colours which are Dark Stealth, Ducati Red and Total Black. You can check all the colour images of Ducati Diavel 1260.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Ducati Diavel 1260?

    A: Ducati Diavel 1260 is a Cruiser bike that weighs 249 kg, has a 1262 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 17 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

Ducati Diavel 1260 News

  • Ducati Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel Edition: Details Explained
    Ducati Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel Edition: Details Explained
    11 June 2021
    Neil Nair

    Ducati’s latest unveil came in the form of the Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel Edition. It gets a few changes and is likely to be launched in India sometime later this year. So before it arrives we tell you all that you need to know about the Ducati Diavel Black and Steel...

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  • Ducati Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel edition: Image Gallery
    Ducati Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel edition: Image Gallery
    09 June 2021
    Suvil Susvirkar

    Ducati has unveiled a new edition of the Diavel 1260 S for the international markets. Christened as the Diavel 1260 S Black and Steel, this new edition features cosmetic updates over the standard Diavel 1260 S. Here we bring you a detailed image gallery of the new Ducati...

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  • 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260: What else can you buy?
    2021 Ducati Diavel 1260: What else can you buy?
    09 June 2021
    Neil Nair

    Ducati India recently launched the 2021 Diavel 1260 in India with a price tag of Rs 18.49 lakh. It is also available in an S version that costs Rs 21.49 lakh and gets superior braking and suspension hardware. Nevertheless, both Diavels are now BS6/Euro 5 compliant. But if...

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