Ducati launched the BS6 Ducati Diavel 1260 range in India. The Diavel 1260 is priced at 18.49 lakh, while the BS6 Diavel 1260 S is priced at 21.49 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. For 2021, the Diavel 1260 S gets a new color “Ducati Red” along with the standard “Thrilling Black,” while the 1260 is available in “Total Black” only. The BS6 Diavel 1260 has the same 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT L-Twin engine which produces 160 horsepower at 9500 rpm and 129 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. The engine continues to have a flat torque curve, which generates a solid response when the grit. The bore and stroke diameters of the Ducati Diavel 1260 two-cylinder engine are 106 mm and 71.5 mm, respectively.
The driver’s electronics includes a Bosch 6-axis Inertial Module (IMU) combined with ABS cornering, traction control, wheel control, power release and cruise control. Other standard features include keyless ignition, backlight switches, and a rear wheel lift mitigation system. The motorcycle has three driving modes, namely sport, urban and touring. Passengers can also choose different settings for ABS, traction control, etc. Diavel 1260 has a TFT display with separate warning illuminator. The panel has four different display modes to choose from.
The Ducati Diavel 1260 has a tubular steel trellis frame. Aluminum swingarm rests. In terms of suspension, the Diavel 1260 has 50mm forks that are fully adjustable. Damping pressure and spring preload adjustment are located on the left fork tube, while rebound adjustment is located on the right tube. In the rear, however, the Diavel 1260 single-shock mounts with adjustable spring preload and damper rebound.
The high-spec Ducati Diavel 1260 S variant has LED daytime running lights, LED turn signals, 48mm Ohlins front forks along with high-spec Ohlins monobloc brakes, Brembo M50 monobloc brakes and a two-way quick-shift. At 247 kg, the S is a few kg lighter than the standard model. The BS6 model of the Diavel 1260 weighs 5 kg more than the BS4 model. The Diavel 1260 S can also be equipped with the Ducati Bluetooth multimedia system that can be paired with a smartphone and the Ducati Link app.