- Second-generation Ducati Diavel 1260 to be launched in August
- Powered by a larger 1262cc L-twin motor
- Top-spec S variant features Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspensions
Ducati India is gearing up for the launch of the second generation Diavel 1260 in India. The power cruiser is likely to be launched in the country in August. The Italian bike maker had first unveiled the motorcycle during the 2018 EICMA followed by its launch in the international market.
The second-generation model keeps to the distinctive design of the Diavel overall, but now it also features sharper lines with a more chiselled look. As the same suggests, the new Diavel 1260 is powered by a slightly higher displacement 1262cc, L-twin motor that is tuned to deliver 157bhp and 129Nm which is a mild hike over its predecessor. The motor continues to come mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
On the electronics front, Ducati has updated the motorcycle with a 6-axis IMU, riding modes, cornering ABS, eight settings of Ducati Traction Control (DTC), eight levels of Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and a cruise control system. It also gets a 3.5-inch TFT colour display for the instrument console.
Cycle parts for the Diavel 1260 include adjustable 50mm inverted forks up front and monoshock at the rear. The setup is accompanied by twin discs at the front with radially mounted Brembo M4.32 calipers while the rear is handled by a single disc with floating Brembo caliper. The higher-spec Diavel 1260 S, on the other hand, gets the more premium 48mm Ohlins fully adjustable inverted forks at the front and top of the line, Brembo M50 calipers, for the front brakes.
Pricie-wise, the new Diavel 1260 is likely to cost at least a lakh more and correspondingly, the 1260 S will cost Rs 1.5 lakhs over the outgoing model.