The 2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 has been launched in the Indian market at a starting price tag of INR 17.70 lakh (ex-showroom). The cruiser motorcycle was initially unveiled at EICMA 2018 with a host of design updates including a bigger engine as well as better riding ergonomics. The motorcycle is available in the markets in two variants namely: standard variant and the top-spec Diavel 1260 S variant. The S model is available in India for INR 19.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The brand has updated the motorcycle with a completely new chassis and a new trellis frame.
The already massive machine has grown into an even more mature machine, getting parts on some places that were left untreated on the last version. The fuel tank features proper shrouds that seem to get air channelization as a feature. Exactly down the line, a buyer gets another stylish panel with self-cancelling integrated indicators, looking beautiful from every point of view.
The lowermost panel is a proper belly pan with sharp end for the upcoming model. The exhaust stays stubby and well designed for a motorcycle of this segment. The new LED headlight and the LED indicators offer the machine a meaner and sharper look.
The Diavel 1260 is offered in three driving modes namely: Urban, Touring and Sport. The Urban mode will be capable of offering a smoother throttle response in addition to power limited to 100 HP, the touring mode offers full power though smoother throttle response. On the other hand, the more aggressive Sport mode will offer full power as well as more aggressive throttle response.
Ducati Diavel 1260 is powered by a new Testastretta DVT 1262cc, twin-cylinder engine, producing 159 HP at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm at 7,500 rpm of torque. The values can put many street bikes to shame as the huge looking machine weighs still 218 kg.
The suspension duties are handled by 50mm upside-down forks and a monoshock absorber at the rear for the standard Diavel 1260 while the Diavel 1260S features fully adjustable 48mm USD forks at the front and the rear of the bike has been equipped with a monoshock from Ohlins.
The motorcycle gets 320mm twin disc brakes at the front with Brembo M50 Monobloc callipers while it features a single disc brake at the rear.
The rear end comes with dual taillights that are placed in such a manner that the huge tail width feels normal to an amateur eye. The front comes with golden upside-down forks, massive Brembo sourced brakes and multiple spoke alloy wheels with a pure black finish.
The frame is painted Red at the front and black on the rear side. Ducati Diavel 1260 offers wide seating with an abundance of support for the rider and a decent amount of rear width. The sporty cruiser comes with xDiavel style parts, making it partly a street machine with equally impressive cruising abilities.