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2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S [Model Overview]

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S

Ducati’s Premium Heavyweight Cruiser: The Diavel 1260 S

For those looking for a top-of-the-range power cruiser, the Diavel 1260 S is the best model in the 2021 Ducati line-up for your needs. It’s a muscular cruiser that’s a refinement of the already impressive Diavel 1260. In short, it’s an exciting Italian-made cruiser with all of the hallmarks of a classic Ducati motorcycle: style, elegance, and performance.

Like the base-model Diavel 1260, the Diavel 1260 S uses Ducati’s impressive 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT 1262 twin-cylinder engine that produces 159 horsepower and 95 lb-ft of peak torque. In terms of power, there’s no difference between the 1260 and 1260 S models. But the real difference is in the details.

For example, the Diavel 1260 S features improved suspension. Instead of Marzocchi units, it uses fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension instead. The standard equipment on the Diavel 1260 S is also more exclusive. While it still retains the same riding modes, power modes, cornering ABS, and traction control, the S model also receives power launch control, cruise control, and Ducati’s Quick Shift technology for easy clutchless shifting.

It’s a powerful and technologically advanced model that’s aimed at the more discerning cruiser rider.

For 2021, the Diavel 1260 S is available in two color options: Total Black with red accents or Ducati Red with white and black accents.

The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S starts at $23,395 USD / $26,995 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S in one place.

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $23,395 USD / $26,995 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 157 HP Testastretta DVT 1262 engine
    • Selectable riding modes and power modes
    • Fully adjustable Öhlins suspension

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,262 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V2 engine
  • Power:  159 HP
  • Torque: 95 lbs-ft
  • Wet Weight: 514 lbs (233 kg)
  • Seat Height: 30.7 in (780 mm)

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S Specifications

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Engine 1,262 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V2 engine
Power 159 HP
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel System Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Øeq 56 mm elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system.
Starter Electric
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes


Clutch Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z43


Suspension Front Ø 50 mm adjustable Marzocchi fork
Suspension Rear Monoshock, preload and rebound adjustable, Aluminum casted single-sided swingarm
Brakes Front 2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, Radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston M4.32 callipers, PR18/19 radial master cylinder, Bosch Cornering ABS Evo
Brakes Rear Ø 265 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS
Tires Front Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 240/45 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 l (4.5 US Gal)**** 16 l (4.2 US Gal) for US/Canada/Mexico version
Color Dark Stealth


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
Overall Width
Wheelbase 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
Trail 120 mm (4.7 in)
Seat Height 780 mm (30.7 in)
Dry Weight 221 kg (487 lb)


Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 S Features


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 color 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.


The engine is the king
The new Diavel is built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, a beacon of power, beauty, and sophistication. Its 157 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.

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