- Gets cosmetic upgrades.
- Likely to be powered by the 1262cc V-twin from the XDiavel.
- Expected to be showcased at the 2018 EICMA.
The 2019 Ducati Diavel has been spotted testing near the manufacturer’s factory in Italy.
The test mule revealed that the upcoming Diavel will get both cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. While not much can be seen due to the camouflage sheets, we can expect the 2019 model to feature revised bodywork. The bike seems to borrow components from the XDiavel like the all-LED headlamp, main frame and uniquely designed exhaust pipes. On the other hand, the swingarm has been taken from the 1299 Panigale.
According to reports, the 2019 Diavel is expected to be powered by the 1262cc, Testastretta DVT engine that is used in the XDiavel and Multistrada 1260. This unit produces 154bhp and 129Nm of torque in the XDiavel. However, the bike continues to sport the slightly upright riding position of the existing Diavel thanks to the aggressively-set foot pegs. The 2019 Diavel also gets the higher pillion seat and wheels from the current model.
Ducati is expected to showcase the new Diavel at the 2018 EICMA in November. The bike is likely to be available in global markets by early 2019 and arrive in India sometime later next year.