Ducati has launched the BS6 Diavel 1260 in India. The motorcycle is available in two variants, standard and S.
Both variants are available with a comprehensive suite of electronics. It includes launch control, cornering ABS, wheelie control and multi-level traction control. An up/down quickshifter is part of the standard equipment on the Diavel 1260 S.
The Ducati Diavel’s 1,262cc, Euro5/BS6 compliant L-twin engine produces 162hp at 9,500rpm, which is a 3hp increment over its predecessor. Peak torque, on the other hand, is the same, a mammoth 129Nm at 7,500rpm. The Diavel has always been known for its manic acceleration and it’ll be interesting to test the BS6 version to see what it’s like. Especially since the kerb weight of the standard variant has gone up from 244 to 249kg. The S variant, however, is 2kg lighter, at 247kg.
The Diavel S gets a different wheel design as well as Ohlins suspension and Brembo M50 Monobloc brakes. The standard variant makes do with Brembo M4.32 calipers.
The standard trim gets a black colourway and a black trellis frame. The Diavel 1260 S, is also available in black and looks even more spectacular with the contrasting red trellis frame. Additionally, the S trim can also be opted in a ravishing new Ducati Red paintwork.
Ducati dealers across India are accepting bookings for the Diavel 1260 S. Prices start at Rs 18.49 lakh for the Standard variant and Rs 21.49 lakh for the Diavel S. The price of the S variant has gone up by over a lakh.
In terms of competiton, the Diavel goes up against the Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT that retail at Rs 19.35 lakh and Rs 19.95 lakh, respectively.