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New 2019 Models from Ducati Unveiled in Milan, Including Hypermotard 950, Diavel 1260 and Panigale V4R

Diavel 1260 S

Another major development, unveiled during the Ducati World Première 2019, is the new Diavel 1260. Unconventional, unique and absolutely unmistakeable: as soon as it was launched at EICMA 2010 the Diavel stunned with its personality, design, sport naked handling and thoroughbred engine.

The second-generation Diavel 1260 remains faithful to the original spirit of that incredibly special bike, drawing on its key styling elements and putting a decidedly more contemporary slant on them: it now offers more assertive outlines and higher performance, is more fun on mixed-road routes and offers greater comfort for rider and passenger alike. Its sport naked soul is evident in the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, capable of delivering 159 hp (117 kW) at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm (13.1 kgm) at 7,500 rpm. An immensely satisfying torque curve ensures both breath-taking acceleration and a low-rev smoothness that’s ideal for everyday riding or touring. An upgraded chassis set-up makes the Diavel 1260 more responsive on mixed-road routes while top-drawer technology and electronics provide braking performance on a par with that of a sport bike (and does so safely, thanks to Bosch Cornering ABS) and user-friendly engine performance control. The excellent riding position and ‘power cruiser’ ergonomics that helped make this motorcycle so successful remain unaltered: what has changed is the chassis set-up, characterised by a new tubular steel Trellis frame that goes perfectly with another Diavel hallmark, the 17″ inch rear wheel with its 240 mm wide tyre. The outcome? Superb handling, surprising lean angles and outstanding comfort.

A sportier S version of the Diavel 1260 is also available: features include fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at both front and rear, dedicated wheels and an even higher-performance braking system. Moreover, the S version mounts Ducati Quick Shift up & down Evo (DQS) as standard to allow clutchless shifting.

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13 Comments

  1. Fred says:

    No Monster 950. I thought that would be certainty seeing how the Multi 950 is in a Monster Frame. Looks like you can have too many Monsters in your stable.

  2. Dave says:

    “234 hp (172 kW) at 15,500 rpm. In short: the most powerful Ducati factory motorcycle ever!”

    While I have no use for it, this is incredible.

    • GreenMan says:

      Speak for yourself, Dave.

      I’ll be so bored riding this bike that I’ll probably have to turbo it to prevent myself from falling asleep.

      Or perhaps swap the piddly motor with a turbine.

      But with that being said; it’s gonna be a great starter bike for my 16 Y/O nephew. But of course; he will grow out of it in a few months (If not weeks)…

      Gonna have to turbo his ride too, I guess.

      /s

    • mickey says:

      and just like that the new Aprilia is yesterday’s news lol

  3. Jay says:

    Excellent effort and respect to the engineers and I understand the times and the market is ever changing but in my opinion only a mother would love their children in this guise and in another planet tank seams are a problem ??

  4. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    Wonderfull range of fancy bikes, Panigale so smooth looking at ease with natural air flow, BUT wouldn’t it be grand if they brought back the 450 Desmo without the rusty side cover bolts ? Now that would be a compleat range of red.

  5. Rhinestone Kawboy says:

    I have yet to like any flat black painted bike… until now. Whoever designed the Monster 821 Stealth deserves a BIG raise, that bike is gorgeous and the first flat black I would EVER consider. Ducati designers are really putting out some great looking bikes lately!

    • bmbktmracer says:

      I completely agree with you. They added just enough color to set it off. This is probably the first water-cooled Monster that does it for me.

    • Uncle Stashu says:

      Seconded…..that thing is purty!

    • joe b says:

      I agree. It took me a while to notice, its not really flat black. Its more Satin black, and the engine and swingarm, are dark silver, forks silver, and like the new Katana much of it is gloss black. Mixing up the different finishes of black, not having everything all the same black finish, for some reason breaks it up, gives is some depth. This could be done to other models…

  6. ApriliaRST says:

    Wow, what a beautiful range of bikes. I guess Ducati is to red as KTM is to orange.

  7. Pacer says:

    Ducati has done a good job with their evolution. They have offerings in many segments, yet never let go of their halo bike. I doubt the Panigale makes much money, but does give the rest of the line credibility.

  8. Artem says:

    I was thinking about Laverda