Maximum Riding Pleasure With Ducati Diavel 1260 S
Ducati’s new Diavel 1260 defies classification – part cruiser, part sport naked, and part superbike. Ducati blends all three styles into one enthralling motorcycle. For 2019 Ducati has reworked the Diavel formula, intentionally setting out to disrupt convention. The top of the line 1260 S is a totally new animal. Powerful. Muscular. Responsive and effective between the curves for maximum riding pleasure.
The beefy lines and striking front confirm the personality of the new Diavel, which features an extended, slender rear with a 240 mm rear wheel. The ample air inlets and the trellis frame support the engine, completing the picture of masculine elegance. Featuring total black livery and Öhlins suspension, the 1260 S is the embodiment of determined and sophisticated style. The attention given to perfecting ergonomics is evidenced by the perfect amalgamation of a higher handlebar, a lower seat, and central footpegs, ensuring a relaxed and adaptable riding position. Sophistication and elegance are seen in the details, such as carbon fiber elements and a finely-stitched premium quality seat.
The new Diavel is built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine – the real beating heart of this bike. The Ride by Wire (RbW) control matched with three Riding Modes and three Power Modes allowing personalized engine responsiveness is a genuine game-changer on the road. Its 152 hp translates to astonishing acceleration and pick-up, while the flat and consistent torque curve since low rpm allows steady and easy to handle delivery.
The V-twin engine packs 1262cc of displacement and Desmodromic Variable Timing to ensure the Diavel can punch hard, high, and low. Ducati’s Quick Shift up&down (DQS) system lets you shift gear without using the clutch, ensuring superior riding pleasure, and comfort, especially in inner-city routes. The Diavel features a two-tailpipe, chambered 2-in-1 exhaust unit, designed to show off the engine.
None of this means anything without integrated but unobtrusive safety features. The Brembo braking system and ABS Bosch 9.1MP control unit are both integral parts of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a system borrowed from the racing arena and is essentially a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tire. Ducati Wheelie Control Evo (DWC) analyses the position of the bike and accordingly manages torque and power to guarantee maximum acceleration in safety without misalignments. However, the design team hasn’t forgotten the fun aspect. The 1260 S’s Dragster attitude is discreetly managed by the Ducati Power Launch Evo (DPL), which ensures a fast, safe start, all thanks to the optimized management of the maximum available torque.
Get in touch with your local Ducati dealer now to meet the 1260 S in the flesh.