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Powerful. Muscular. But also agile and effective between the curves for maximum riding enjoyment.
The 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 162 HP Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, beating heart of this new Diavel 1260, now compliant with Euro 5 regulation standards*
The novelty of the Model Year 22 is characterized by the choice of asymmetrical and refined graphics that combine glossy grey and matt black as the main colours, to which are added sporty touches in yellow, including the frame, the lower part of the tail, the dedicated seat badge and some details of the bike.
The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” joins the S version in Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth colour with red frame and black wheels, will be available in dealerships starting from August 2021. The standard version is available in Dark Stealth colour with black frame and black wheels.
*where Euro 5 is applied
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 240 mm rear wheel. The S version with the distinctive golden Öhlins suspensionsis the maximum expression of the decisive and refined style of the Diavel 1260.
BLACK & STEEL
Black & Steel
The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is inspired by the Diavel "Materico" concept, presented to the public in 2019 at the "Beautiful Boldness / Visionary Design" event during Milan Design Week and subsequently exhibited at the MOARD (Motorcycle Art & Design) exhibition dedicated to two-wheel design.
The engine is the king
The new Diavel is built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, a beacon of power, beauty and sophistication. Its 162 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.
Riding pleasure at its best
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. The S version is fitted with Öhlins suspensions, for guaranteed fun and an exciting riding experience.
The new Diavel is an ode to elegance and sophisticated details: carbon fibre 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 unmistakeable hallmark of the new Diavel.
|DISPLACEMENT||1,262 cc (77.0 cu in)|
|POWER*||162 hp (119 kW) @ 9,500 rpm|
|TORQUE*||13.2 kgm (129 Nm, 95 lb ft) @ 7,500 rpm|
|DRY WEIGHT||223 kg (487 lb)|
|SEAT HEIGHT||780 mm (30.7 in)|
|SAFETY EQUIPMENT||Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, full-LED lighting system|
|VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK (DESMOSERVICE)||15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months|
Testastretta DVT 1262
Thanks to the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT), the engine delivers a very linear and sizeable torque at low rpm, with very sporty performance at higher rpm. The Testastretta DVT 1262 features characteristic bore and stroke measures at 106 x 71.5 mm, and a compression ratio of 13.0 : 1, delivering a maximum power of 162 hp at 9,500 rpm * and maximum torque of 129 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Fuel is delivered by a Bosch electronic injection system on elliptical throttle bodies having diameter equivalent to 56 mm, managed by a full Ride-by-Wire system.
Moreover, the Diavel 1260 engine stands out for an extremely accurate design; thanks to the water pump being located in the cylinder V, the cooling system pipes are no longer positioned on the left side.
Testastretta DVT 1262 is fitted with a Dual Spark (DS) system, i.e. two spark plugs for each cylinder head, which exploits a secondary air system that supplies cool air into the exhaust duct in order to complete the oxidisation of unburned hydrocarbons and reduce the level of polluting gasses (e.g. HC and CO) without affecting the performance levels.
Maintenance intervals are expected to be every 15,000 km (or 12 months), while valve play must be checked every 30,000 km.
Ducati QuickShift (DQS)
The system works both when upshifting, for full throttle racing accelerations, and downshifting, with the reduction being more fluid thanks to the "blipper" that harmonises the engine's revolutions with the rotation speed of the primary shaft to avoid jamming, all supported by a clutch with anti-hop system.
DQS is available as an accessory also on Diavel 1260.
Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT)
The Ducati Testrastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine, which varies both the timing of the camshaft that controls the intake valves, and the camshaft that controls the exhaust valves independently, optimises performance at high speeds to achieve maximum power, while improving smooth delivery and increasing torque at low and medium range speeds.
This means you have an engine that changes its characteristics by continuously varying the rpm without the rider even noticing it, remaining within the Euro 4 approval requirements whilst paying great attention to fuel consumption.
The new Diavel 1260 exhaust is a two-tailpipe, chambered 2-in-1 unit. The exhaust pipes were designed to display the engine and the central body was placed before the rear wheel in order to be barely visible.
Chassis and ergonomics
The new Diavel boasts a new trellis frame with well exposed steel tubes, matched with an aluminium swinging arm whose size was conceived to give this bike outstanding agility in the bends, a great feel and easy riding. The rear tyre, 240 mm wide by 17” across, has always been a key distinctive sign of the Diavel. Thanks to the new chassis, it ensures outstanding handling and cornering angles, but also a great level of comfort for the rider and the passenger alike, mostly thanks to the upright position it allows, not to mention the generously padded seat.
The compression adjuster and spring preload of the fork are on the left fork leg, while the extension adjuster is on the right leg. On the other hand, at the rear the Diavel 1260 has an adjustable mono-shock in the spring preload and in extension.
In turn, the Diavel 1260 S is fitted, for the first time ever, with a fully adjustable 48-mm diameter Öhlins fork and an Öhlins shock-absorber, also fully adjustable. Öhlins suspensions ensure not only an impeccable response in terms of bike dynamic performance, but also outstanding comfort on any type of terrain; moreover, they account for a truly precious-looking bike with their characteristic gold finish.
The frame is fixed to the engine by the two cylinder heads, much like the cast aluminium rear subframe. The engine is also secured to two forged aluminium plates surrounding the cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm. The Diavel wheelbase has a size of 1,600 mm and, thanks to the nimble chassis and the possibility to reach a maximum cornering angle of 41°, guarantees Ducati level performance on mixed terrain.
The steering head angle is 27°, the front end is 120 mm. Thus the Diavel 1260 setup makes the front end nimble and easy to handle, thus ensuring extreme user friendliness and a remarkable steering angle.
Tyres and rims
On the front the wheel rim is 3.5” x 17’’, while on the back the model mounts one 8.0” x 17’’ rim. The front rim also features a 120/70 ZR17 tyre, while the rear tyre is of a 240/45 ZR17 type. The tyres are Pirelli Diablo Rosso III. The wide rear tyre makes the most of the double mix technology to increase the grip in the sportier bends, while ensuring high mileage, and applies the EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) technology in order to maximise the contact at any cornering angle. The tread design and the mix used ensure outstanding performance in any condition.
Bosch ABS Cornering Evo
ABS Cornering aptly uses the signals from Bosch’s IMU platform to maximise balancing of the braking power delivered to the front and rear wheels even in critical situations and with the motorcycle in a leaning position. By interacting with the Riding Modes, the system is able to provide the ideal solution for every situation and riding condition or rider’s preferences. The system has three different intervention levels. Level 1 offers the highest performance for sporty use, eliminating the Cornering function, rear lift-up detection and allowing rear dumping during braking with the ABS applied to the front only. Level 2 ensures the balance between the front and the rear without rear lift-up detection, though it enables the Cornering function, set on purpose for a sporty riding style. Level 3 allows to optimise braking performance by detecting rear lift-up and enabling the Cornering function, set on purpose for maximum safety (safe & stable configuration).
Ducati Traction Control (DTC) Evo
In the space of a few thousandths of a second, DTC is able to detect and subsequently control the sliding of the rear wheel, helping to considerably increase the bike's performance and safety. The system offers eight different settings to choose from. Levels 1 and 2 are specific for sporty riding and allow high degrees of skidding on the rear tyre. Levels 3 through 6 are designed to provide a better grip on dry asphalt, while levels 7 and 8 were conceived to provide optimal grip on wet asphalt.
Ducati Wheelie Control Evo (DWC)
Adjustable on eight levels, the system analyses the position of the bike (wheelie) and consequently manages torque and power to guarantee maximum acceleration in safety without misalignments. Like the DTC, it has eight levels and has been incorporated in the Riding Modes.
Ducati Power Launch Evo (DPL)
DPL is engaged by pressing the relevant button located on the right switch. Once engaged, the level of action can be adjusted on the setting menu available on the instrument panel. Once the level has been selected, the rider must press the clutch, shift into first gear and completely open the throttle. Now, by simply and gradually releasing the clutch, the bike will launch very quickly while the DPL system takes care of managing the engine throttle opening. In order to safeguard the clutch, the system uses an algorithm allowing only a limited number of consecutive launches. Launches are reloaded one at a time under normal riding conditions.
Cruise Control and Hands Free
The new Diavel 1260 is fitted with a Hands Free system, whereby ignition can happen without a mechanical key. Just keep the electronic key in your pocket and move close to the bike. When you are about 1.5 metres away the bike will recognise the key code and allow ignition. At this point you can simply press the key-on button to turn on the instrument panel and then start the engine.
The instrument panel provides for four display modes. The Default mode only displays the basic elements with a particularly stylish design and is a new feature for Ducati. The other three, in turn, are the classic Track, Full and City displays matched with the Riding Modes.
The Diavel 1260 is fitted with dedicated electrical boxes with red, backlit buttons. The Cruise Control function requires dedicated buttons in order to engage the system and adjust speed. In static conditions it is possible to access a setting menu through the left handlebar box in order to adjust various functions, including DTC, DWC and ABS. In either static or dynamic conditions, it is possible to switch Riding Mode, choosing between Sport, Touring and Urban.
Moreover, the Diavel 1260 S is fitted with the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS): by connecting a smartphone to the instrument panel via bluetooth, it is possible to manage and display incoming calls and text messages, besides displaying all information concerning the current playlist. DMS is available as an accessory also on Diavel 1260.
Full LED lights
The headlight automatically moves from the daylight to the night configuration thanks to a sensor on the instrument panel. Moreover, the Diavel 1260 S has the front headlight featuring the Daytime Running Light (DRL) system (where allowed). DRL is a specific daylight position lamp ensuring perfect bike visibility during the day; at the same time, thanks to its specific reversed horseshoe shape, makes the Diavel 1260 easy to spot also against the sunlight.
The Diavel 1260 features the automatic switch-off function of LED turn indicators based on the leaning angle of the bike. Thanks to the use of the IMU inertial platform, the turn signals turn off after finishing the turn or after having travelled a certain distance.
Ducati Link App
In addition, the app makes available information on maintenance schedules, the user manual and the Ducati Store locator. Finally, the Ducati Link App lets you record your performance and travel itineraries so you can share your experiences on the new Diavel with the community of Ducatistas who already use it.
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