Ducati’s just announced a new version of its Diavel 1260 S muscle cruiser. The new Black and Steel edition doesn’t have any performance upgrades over the standard 1260 S—that machine already comes with improved suspension and other factory farkles. Factory-rated engine output is 155 hp, and the Diavel 1260 S always fares very well when compared against other bikes in this category, thanks to excellent chassis and tires.
Instead of additional go-fast bits, the Black and Steel bike comes with upgraded graphics. It’s priced at $28,195 in Canada, with availability in September. See the bike in the video above, with more details in the press release below.
New “Black and Steel” Version of Diavel 1260 S
Inspired by the concept of the Diavel “Materico,” the new livery of the bike is characterized by asymmetrical and refined graphics that combine glossy grey, matte black and sporty details in yellow
The new Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” will be available in Ducati North American dealerships starting from September 2021
Borgo Panigale, Bologna, June 9, 2021 – Ducati enriches the Diavel 1260 family for the 2022 Model Year with the presentation of the new Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel”, which will be available in North American dealerships starting from September 2021.
After launching the special Diavel 1260 Lamborghini version in November 2020, created in collaboration with the Sant’Agata Bolognese car manufacturer, Ducati is further expanding the Diavel 1260 family with the arrival of this new motorcycle, which is inspired by the concept of the Diavel “Materico” presented in 2019 on the occasion of the “Beautiful Boldness / Visionary Design” event during the Milan Design Week and subsequently put on display at MOARD (Motorcycle Art & Design), an exhibition dedicated to two-wheel design.
The livery of the Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is characterized by the choice of asymmetrical and refined graphics that combine glossy grey and matte black as the main colors, 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 Ducati Diavel 1260 family, synonymous with style, innovation and performance, has won prestigious international design awards such as the ‘Red Dot Award’ and the ‘Good Design Award,’” said Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Design Center Director. “The Diavel 1260 S ‘Black and Steel’ is a bike that does not go unnoticed. Its asymmetrical graphics, the contrast between matte black, grey and touches of yellow have been designed to enhance the power, design and sportiness of this bike.”
Unconventional and unmistakable, the Diavel 1260 combines the performance of a maxi-naked with the ergonomics and comfort of a muscle cruiser. The beating heart of the bike is the 1262 cc Testastretta DVT engine that delivers 155 hp at 9,250 rpm with a flat and full-bodied torque curve, which allows scorching acceleration and at the same time offers regularity at low revs ideal for everyday use or touring. The chassis, characterized by the distinctive 240 mm rear tire, guarantees surprising levels of handling and lean angles for the rider, combined with a good level of comfort.
The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” joins the S version in thrilling Black & Dark Stealth color with red frame and black wheels. The standard version is available in Dark Stealth color with black frame and black wheels. United States pricing for the Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” will start at an MSRP of $24,395 USD, Canadian pricing $28,195 CAD and in Mexico the motorcycle will start at $518,600 Pesos.
On the Ducati.com website there is the “Configurator” section which allows you to view the Diavel equipped with your favorite Ducati Performance accessories on the screen of your PC, tablet or smartphone and to share the customized version with the nearest dealer to book a test ride.