Ducati Diavel 1260 – So Good To Be Bad

Ducati has gone the extra mile in 2019 to ensure that the updated Diavel is the ultimate muscle cruiser. With a vast array of changes and improvements to an already excellent motorcycle.

Ducati struck a gold with a perfect balance between supernaked power and comfortable ergonomics of a cruiser with the Diavel back in 2011, so much so the bike hasn't changed a great deal until now.

Diavel receives a new, improved and more advanced power plant developed from sublime Ducati Multistrada 1260 DVT. The new engine provides mountains of low and mid range grunt, whilst retaining the astounding power figures of the original Diavel, some 160bhp. New and improved engine further emphasise the powerful and muscular nature of the Diavel. 

Along with the engine Ducati put a large amount of effort to further evolve the unique style of this muscle cruiser. Headlamp, air intakes, indicators, exhaust and tail unit have been redesigned to highlight the no compromise powerful appearance of the Diavel, ensuring that it will turn heads wherever it arrives.

Following the punch, changes extend also to the electronic systems of the bike, extra power would be worthless without the way to control it. This Diavel 1260 comes as standard with 6 axes Bosh traction control and ABS system ensuring safety and control in all conditions, cruise control for those who plan on carving the roads during long trips. In addition touring package boasting panniers, tall screen and passenger backrest will add to the Diavels cruiser character.

Includes "Bike Trac" Tracker and first year's subscription.

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Ducati Diavel 1260 – Further Details

A contemporary character

Muscular lines and an imposing front bring out the strong and restless personality of the new Diavel, featuring a long, slender rear with a 240mm rear wheel. The wide air inlets and trellis frame complete the elegant picture as they support the engine, the true beating heart of this bike. The S version, featuring the total black livery and Öhlins suspension, is the embodiment of the new Diavel’s determined and sophisticated style.

The engine is the king

The new Diavel is built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, a beacon of power, beauty, and sophistication. Its 152 hp translate to unbelievable acceleration and pick-up, while the flat and consistent torque curve low rpm allows steady and easy to handle delivery. The Ride by Wire (RbW) control matched with three Riding Modes and three Power Modes allows personalized engine responsiveness. A true beauty, as far as mechanics and design go, and a real game-changer on the road.

Riding pleasure at its best

Sportiness and comfort meet in the new Diavel. The trellis frame ensures lightness and torsional rigidity, while the adjustable fork provides comfort and stability. The care devoted to ergonomics is complemented by the perfect combination of a higher handlebar, a lower seat and central footpegs, with a comfortable and versatile riding position. The S version is fitted with Öhlins suspensions, for a guaranteed fun and exciting riding experience.

Cheeky elegance

The new Diavel is an ode to elegance and sophisticated details: carbon fiber components and a finely stitched premium quality seat complement the Diavel’s outstanding style. No compromises were made on its aggressive character, as Marchesini forged rims and the Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth liveries testify. The Daytime Running Light (DRL) headlight, available on the S version, is an unmistakable hallmark of the new Diavel.
 

Overview

A contemporary character

Muscular lines and an imposing front

Muscular lines and an imposing front bring out the strong and restless personality of the new Diavel, featuring a long, slender rear with a 240 mm rear wheel. The colour range of the Diavel 1260 has been updated: the standard version is now available in total black, while the S version is available in Ducati red with white graphics. A new sporty Diavel 1260 S, without sacrificing the style that distinguishes it.

Concept

Rob the scene

Powerful. Muscular. But also agile and effective between the curves for maximum riding enjoyment.

The new Diavel 1260 combines the performance of a maxi-naked with the ergonomics of a muscle cruiser. Its design reinterprets the Diavel style with a contemporary look and integrates perfectly the 159 HP Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, beating heart of this new Diavel 1260.For the Model Year 2020, the colour range of the Diavel 1260 has been updated. The standard version is now available in total black: the Dark Stealth colouring includes matt black for the superstructures, which is combined with rims, frame and mechanical parts also in black with different finishes.

Design

Riding pleasure at its best

Sportiness and comfort meet in the new Diavel

Sportiness and comfort meet in the new Diavel. The trellis frame ensure lightness and torsional rigidity, while the adjustable fork provides comfort and stability. The care devoted to ergonomics is complemented by the perfect combination of a higher handlebar, a lower seat and central footpegs, with a comfortable and versatile riding position.

Engine

The engine is the king

Built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine

The new Diavel is built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, a beacon of power, beauty and sophistication. Its 152 hp translate to unbelievable acceleration and pick-up, while the flat and consistent torque curve since low rpm allows steady and easy to handle delivery. The Ride by Wire (RbW) control matched with three Riding Modes and three Power Modes allows to personalise engine responsiveness. A true beauty, as far as mechanics and design go, and a real game changer on the road.

Specification

Specification

General

Instruments3.5'' TFT colour display and dedicated warning light display.
Warranty2 Years Unlimited Mileage Extendable
Service Interval9000 miles / 12 Months (Whichever is the sooner)
Valve Clearance18,000 miles

Chassis

FrameTubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase1590mm (62.6in)
Rake27°
Trail120 mm
Front SuspensionMarzocchi DLC coated 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front Wheel14-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Wheel Travel120mm (4.7in)
Front Brake2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston with ABS
Front Tyre120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
Rear SuspensionProgressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel14-spoke in light alloy 8.00 x 17
Rear Wheel Travel130mm (5.1in)
Rear Brake265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS
Rear Tyre240/45 ZR 17
Fuel Capacity17l - (4.5 US gal)
Dry Weight218kg (463lb)
Wet Weight244kg
Seat Height780mm (30.3in)
Max Height1400mm (55.1in)
Max Length2150mm (84.6in)

Engine

TypeL-Twin Cylinder, Dual Spark, Liquid cooled, Desmodromic Variable Timing
Displacement1262
Bore And Stroke106x71.5mm
Compression Ratio13.0:1
Power159hp (117kW) @ 9500rpm
Torque95 lb-ft (129Nm) @ 7500rpm
Fuel DeliveryBosh electronic fuel injection system, 56mm elliptical throttle bodies with ride-by-wire system.
ExhaustStainless steel pipes and single muffler with twin tail pipes, catalitic converter and 2 lambda probes.
EmissionsEuro 4
Gearbox6-Speed
Ratio1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Primary DriveStraight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Final DriveFront sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
ClutchSlipper and self servo, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control.

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