Ducati Australia has confirmed an August launch date for its lightly updated Diavel 1260 cruiser range, which will debut a new ‘Black and Steel’ variant in high-spec 1260 S guise.
Pricing is set at $30,290 rideaway for the base 1260, which is exclusively finished in black, while the range-topping 1260 S will be available from $37,390 in two colourways.
The new Black and Steel paint scheme is distinguished by its glossy grey and matte black paint, with complimenting yellow touches found throughout the bike.
No performance changes have been made for the 2022 model-year, however, the Ducati Diavel’s 119kW/129Nm 1262cc twin-cylinder engine has been adjusted to meet Euro5 emissions standards.
As before, the Ducati Diavel 1260 and 1260 S come highly equipped, with a strong six-axis electronics suite, a large TFT dash, full LED lighting, cruise control, and an up/down quickshifter fitted as standard.
Earlier this year, Ducati Australia released a limited-edition Diavel 1260 Lamborghini variant from $48,600 rideaway, built as a collaborative effort between Ducati and Italian carmaker Lamborghini.
The Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini wears a livery inspired by Lamborghini’s most powerful model, the Sian FKP 37, with the same Gea Green colour scheme with Electrum Gold accents.
Also distinguishing the supercar-inspired Diavel is a number of carbon-fibre body parts, with the radiator covers and air intakes, the exhaust cover, spoiler, tank cover, seat cover, front and rear mudguards, dashboard cover and headlight frame all made of carbon.
The bike also wears ’63’ stickers, which is a nod to the fact that Lamborghini was founded in 1963.
Despite its hefty stance, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini weighs just 220 kilograms, thanks in part to its forged wheels and carbon-fibre parts, while handling is strengthened by fully adjustable Ohlins suspension at the front end.
Meanwhile, the entry-level Diavel 1260 tips the scales at 223kg, while the 1260 S is slightly slimmer at 221kg.
The mechanically related Ducati XDiavel also received an update this year, with the low-slung cruiser available from $29,390 rideaway in base Dark guise, followed by the S and Black Star which are sold from $36,100 and $37,590, respectively.
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