As we count down the days between now and the summer, exciting news has arrived at MotorMartin Towers. News that the famous Borgo Panigale plant has just begun producing the new Diavel 1260. with the first bike rolling off the line on Monday 21 January and, as is the tradition, greeted by the entire factory with a toast and an official speech by CEO Claudio Domenicali and Production Manager Silvano Fini.
Ducati have explained to MotorMartin that: the success of the new power cruiser begun with its official debut at EICMA 2018 and underscores the high levels of interest and expectation this bike is generating among enthusiasts all over the world, Ducatisti and non.
The Diavel 1260 – the second generation of this unique bike – Ducati have confirmed: has more assertive lines and higher performance, is more fun on mixed-road routes and even more comfortable for rider and passenger alike. Its sport naked soul is magnified by a Testastretta DVT 1262 engine that combines breath-taking acceleration with the smooth low-rev power delivery that’s ideal for everyday rides or longer-lasting tours. An upgraded chassis set-up makes the Diavel 1260 surprisingly agile while top-drawer technology and electronics provide braking performance on a par with that of a superbike (and does so safely, thanks to Bosch Cornering ABS) and user-friendly engine performance control. Comfort levels for rider and passenger remain outstanding thanks to an upright riding position, a large, generously padded seat and another Diavel hallmark, the 17″ inch rear wheel with its 240 mm wide tyre.
And don’t forget that the Diavel 1260 is also available as a sportier S version featuring first-rate Öhlins suspension, dedicated wheels, an even higher-performing braking system and Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo as standard.
If this all piques your interest then make a note that as of early March the bike will be in UK Ducati dealerships, with the Diavel 1260 available in Sandstone Grey, while the Diavel 1260 S goes on sale in Sandstone Grey or Black & Dark Stealth.
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