Ducati have spun off yet another variant based on the Diavel 1260 S platform but unlike the recent Lamborghini special that is limited to only 630 units, “Black and Steel” joins the main Ducati model line-up. It is expected to arrive in Australia this August from $37,390 Ride Away.
First launched at EICMA in 2010 the Diavel has become a mainstay model for Ducati and in 2019 the low-slung cruiser-come-roadster gained the up-spec 159 horsepower Testastretta DVT 1262 engine for some extra motivation. Australia gets the recently improved Euro5 specification engine with the full 162 horsepower.
The chassis was also updated in 2019 along with the six-axis Bosch IMU that helps drive the myriad of safety aids that grace the platform. These systems includes Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch EVO and Cruise Control.
The S version scores fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at both ends, dedicated wheels and an up-spec braking system, and it is this top-spec model that the new “Black and Steel” is based on.
“The livery of the Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is characterised by the choice of asymmetrical and refined graphics that combine glossy grey and matt black as the main colours, to which are added sporty touches in yellow, including the frame, the lower part of the tail, the dedicated seat badge and some details of the bike.
“The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” joins the S version in Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth colour with red frame and black wheels. The standard version is available in Dark Stealth colour with black frame and black wheels.”
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