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Ducati Diavel V4 noticed testing; 4th Ducati to make use of V4 engine | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

This marks the primary time in its close to 12-year run that the Diavel strikes away from an L-Twin engine structure.

A brand new Ducati Diavel has been noticed testing with a V4 engine at its coronary heart. Ducati has been slowly however absolutely shifting away from their L-Twin structure, switching their flagship superbike and ADV Tourer over to a V4 engine. The Diavel V4 does away with the trellis body and the L-Twin engine structure that’s discovered on the present Diavel 1260. 

Ducati Diavel V4: engine, underpinnings and electronics

Contemplating the truth that the Diavel and Multistrada have nearly all the time used the identical engine (with minor tweaks), first with the 1200 and currently the 1260, it’s possible that the V4 Granturismo engine shall be carried over as properly. The 1,158cc 90-degree V4 churns out 170hp at 10,500rpm and 125Nm at 8,750rpm within the Multistrada however, contemplating the Diavel’s meant utilization is for shorter bursts somewhat than lengthy stints within the saddle, the engine would possibly obtain some tweaks for a stronger mid-range. 

A brand new monocoque body will substitute the erstwhile trellis body, a Ducati hallmark that has slowly been fading away within the final decade. As is the case with practically all modern-day Ducatis, a complete suite of digital rider aids shall be on supply to assist the rider put all that energy down. 

Ducati Diavel V4: new design language

The present Diavel 1260 is a burly machine, to say the least, and with the Diavel V4, Ducati goals to proceed down this highway. Whereas the general design is hidden by the heavy camouflage, we will make out a lot of shrouds and edgy panels geared toward sprucing up the Diavel’s imply silhouette. With all of the modifications made to the engine and chassis, the single-sided swingarm is carried over, which shall be music to the ears of the ardent Ducatisti. 

What notably catches consideration is the single-piece exhaust with quad exits, which is not like something presently on the market. Whereas that is nonetheless a take a look at mule that has been noticed, it does seem like a last prototype, so this outlandish exhaust design ought to carry over to the ultimate bike. 

Ducati Diavel V4: value, variants, India launch

Contemplating the truth that this can be a ground-up redesign and never only a nip-and-tuck job, count on an equal bump in pricing as properly. The bike in these pictures seems to have a manually-adjustable fork and shock, which means it’s possible the bottom variant. And as is the case presently, there shall be a extra higher-spec S model with Ohlins suspension and lighter wheels on supply. One factor to notice right here is that the S mannequin doesn’t get semi-active Ohlins suspension items, as a substitute choosing manually-adjustable items. Presently, the Diavel 1260 retails for Rs 20.49 lakh and the higher-spec S mannequin will set you again by Rs 23.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

This bike could be very possible among the many new fashions set to be launched by Ducati as a part of its World Premiere collection, and we count on it to make it to India shortly after its worldwide debut. This new Diavel V4 additionally heralds the arrival of a brand new XDiavel V4 with related modifications, which can most likely be launched additional down the highway. 

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