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Ducati Starts Production of the Diavel 1260 in Bologna

Ducati Diavel 1260
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Next-Gen Power Cruiser

The first new Ducati Diavel 1260 motorcycle rolled off the production line in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy. The new bikes mark the second generation of the Diavel model.

The entire production team and the company’s CEO Claudio Domenicali were there at the end to celebrate the beginning of its new production. Domenicali gave a short speech to the workers and then it was on to keep rolling these bikes out.

At the heart of the new Diavel 1260 is the Testastretta DVT 1260 with Desmodromic Variable Timing. The V-twin engine comes with a 1,262cc displacement. It makes a whopping 157 hp and 95 lb-ft of torque.

Ducati upgraded the chassis setup to make the bike an even more competent handler. Pair the new chassis with modern electronic features like Bosch Cornering ABS, and you have a true performer with cruiser motorcycle comforts.

Ducati Diavel 1260 S
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Ducati will sell the regular Diavel 1260, which should thrill whoever rides it. That said, the company will also sell a Diavel 1260 S version of the bike. It comes with Öhlins suspension, Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo system as standard, higher-performing brakes, and dedicated wheels.

Colors for the Diavel 1260 include Sandstone Grey. Colors for the Diavel 1260 S include Sandstone Grey or Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth.

You can expect the Diavel 1260 in dealerships later this year. With Triumph’s new Rocket III power cruiser in the works and looking awesome, Ducati needs the Diavel 1260 to be a killer.