The Italian bike maker Ducati has launched the Diavel superbike in India. Available in three variants, prices for the Diavel start from Rs 17.06 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base, the Carbon variant retails at Rs 22.06 lakh and the top end Carbon Red variant is priced at Rs 22.43 lakh.
The Diavel is powered by a warm blooded, 1198.4cc, four-stroke, L-twin Ducati Testastretta engine. It’s a four-valve per cylinder, Desmodromic powerplant based on the 1198, major revision being reduction of valve overlap from 41 to 11 degrees. The power output is 162bhp at 9500rpm and 13kgm of torque at 8000rpm. The Diavel comes with a six-speed gearbox, shifting in one-down, five-up pattern.
The feature list for the Diavel includes, ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes namely, Sport, Touring and the Urban mode.
Speaking on the occasion, Mirko Bordiga, CEO Ducati Asia Pacific said, “The Diavel is, without any doubt, the most exciting innovation in the Ducati 2011 line because it represents a new concept of motorcycle. It is a naked bike because it is essential, light and agile; a cruiser because it is imposing and also comfortable with a passenger; and a sports bike because it has a powerful heart, muscles, and levels of performance that take your breath away.”
On the sidelines of the superbike launch, Ducati also inaugurated its fourth showroom in India in Bangalore.