Ducatilaunches the BS6 Panigale V4 and Diavel 1260 in India. With the launch of these new models, Ducati has already delivered on 8 of the 12 bike launches promised for India in 2021. As for the pricing, the Diavel 1260 is priced at Rs. 18.49 Lacs and available in Total Black while the Diavel 1260 S priced at Rs. 21.49 Lacs and is available in Ducati Red and Thrilling Black. The Panigale V4 is priced at Rs. 23.50 Lacs whereas the Panigale V4 S has priced at Rs. 28.40 Lacs. Both the Panigale versions are available in Ducati Red. While the bookings are open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai.
Commenting on the launch Mr Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “We set out with an aggressive BS6 bike launch plan for 2021 and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on it. Both the Panigale V4, V4 S and the Diavel 1260, 1260 S are an exciting addition to our entire range of bikes and helps us get closer to a more versatile line-up. While the Diavel caters to riders looking for a stylish power cruiser to munch miles on, the Panigale is a track enthusiast’s dream and represent Ducati’s best in the superbike category. We are thrilled that these products are finally in the country and I can’t wait for our customers to lay their hands on them. I hope and pray that things get better for our country soon and riders can go back to the asphalt, where they truly belong.”
As for the Panigale V4 and V4 S first, they are BS6 compliant while maintaining the maximum power and torque levels from the 2020 model. The BS6 version of the Desmosedici Stradale engine delivers 214 Hp of Power at 13,000 rpm and 124.0 Nm of torque at 9,500 rpm. The Panigale V4’s electronic package has also evolved and now includes the latest generation Ducati Traction Control which is even more predictive.
The bike features ABS Cornering EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO• Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO.
Now the Diavel 1260 and 1260 S, the BS6 model keeps those innate characteristics intact while becoming a lot more environmentally conscious. The Diavel 1260 BS6 model is heavier by 5kg and tips the scale at 249 kg. The Ducati Diavel 1260 S, on the other hand, is 2kg lighter than the standard model. The twin-cylinder Diavel 1260 puts out 162Hp at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm at 7,500 rpm. A gearbox is a six-speed unit and the Diavel 1260 S gets a two-way Quick Shifter as standard.
The Diavel 1260 mounts fully adjustable 50 mm forks. At the rear, instead, the Diavel 1260 mounts a mono-shock with adjustable spring preload and damping rebound. The Diavel 1260 S, instead, is equipped with a fully adjustable Öhlins 48 mm fork and a fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber, also fully adjustable.
The maker claims that both the bikes provide an improved and upgraded riding modes. This Diavel 1260 is compatible with the Ducati Link App to personalize the parameters of each individual Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) in a user-friendly manner via their smartphones. The electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control
(DWC) EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL) and Cruise Control. Additionally, the bike also gets the “Dragster” mode coiled.
The Diavel 1260 dashboard consists of a TFT screen with a separate warning light module, positioned, respectively, below and above the handlebars. The dashboard has four different display modes. They claim that the Default mode provides a minimal must-have level of information, presented in an attentively styled manner.
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