Ducati will be taking part in the prestigious International Motor Show 2019 which kicked off in Geneva yesterday until the 17th of March. In the midst of all the latest on the automobile front, the new Diavel 1260 – a true style and design icon and one of the most eagerly awaited bikes in the Ducati 2019 range – is set to play a starring role. The Diavel 1260, in fact, will be an integral part of the Audi stand (Hall 1, stand n.1060). With its very own dedicated corner, it will proudly be displayed among the all-new Audi vehicles being presented.
Following its debut in Milan at EICMA 2018, Geneva provides an additional showcase for this original, eye-catching Bologna-built sport cruiser. With its unique look and inimitable qualities, the second-generation Diavel 1260 remains faithful to the original spirit of this incredibly special bike, drawing on its key styling elements yet bringing them decidedly up to date.
“We’re proud to have this opportunity to exhibit the Ducati Diavel 1260 at an event as distinguished as the Geneva Motor Show”, stated Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati. “The Diavel is a real stand-out on the motorcycle scene. Thanks to design brimming with personality, this bike is perfect for motorcyclists looking to project strength and determination. Geneva has a reputation for highlighting new concepts and outstanding design, making it the perfect setting in which to showcase Ducati’s second-generation Muscle Cruiser.”
The imaginative, beefy lines up front and the tapered rear with its trademark 240 mm tyre give the Diavel 1260 an individuality as strong as it is unique. The wide air intakes and Trellis frame blend perfectly with a new 159 hp Testastretta DVT 1262 engine that combines breath-taking acceleration with smooth low-rev power delivery, making it ideal for everyday riding or long tours.
Powerful, yet agile and fun to ride through the bends, the new Diavel 1260 merges maxi-naked performance with muscle-cruiser ergonomics, oozing a personality that matches the distinctive technical and styling content to perfection.
On the S version, a series of special components and meticulously designed details sharpen that unique style even further. A dedicated seat and machine-finished wheels add first-class finishing touches while Brembo M50 brake callipers, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and DQS bring out its sports spirit. The full-LED headlight with DRL system makes the Diavel 1260 S recognisable at a glance. Featuring generous as-standard equipment packages, both versions of the bike will be available starting in March.