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New Ducati Diavel good points V4 energy | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

For 2023, the Ducati Diavel will get a revised chassis and suspension, and good points a extra highly effective V4 engine.

Ducati has revealed the brand new Diavel V4 and, because the title suggests, the most important change for the ability cruiser is the adoption of Bologna’s V4 Granturismo engine. However that isn’t all, Ducati has additionally given the Diavel important styling and chassis adjustments for 2023. Let’s check out what these are.

  • V4 engine options cylinder deactivation tech
  • Obtainable in two colors – Ducati Crimson and Thrilling Black
  • Options an aluminium monocoque body

Ducati Diavel V4: design and options

By way of design, the brand new V4 is unmistakably a Diavel. It nonetheless will get a muscular tank, giant air vents on both facet on the headlamp, a scooped seat with a slender tail part and that enormous rear tyre with a hugger, and a single-sided swingarm. Nonetheless, the Italian producer has made some important adjustments for this new mannequin.

The 2023 Diavel will get a brand new LED headlight with C-shaped LED DRLs, two-tone alloys with a diamond minimize impact, whereas the rear mild is now an array of small LEDs beneath the tail part, which mimic the C-shaped sample of the DRLs up entrance. And to additional enhance the ‘wow’ issue of this bike, Ducati has given it quad exhaust ideas.

As for options, the 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 will get a 5.0-inch TFT show with Bluetooth, dynamic indicators, cruise management, launch management, a six-axis IMU, cornering ABS, traction management and wheelie management. The Ducati Diavel V4 will probably be accessible in two colorways – Ducati Crimson and Thrilling Black.  

Ducati Diavel V4: powertrain

For this new mannequin, Ducati has ditched the 159hp, 1,262cc V-twin engine from the outgoing Diavel 1260 in favour of the Granturismo V4 engine that does responsibility within the Multistrada V4. This 1,158cc, liquid-cooled V4 engine places out 168hp at 10,750rpm and 126Nm of torque at 7,500rpm within the new Diavel. Apparently, the V4 engine comes with a cylinder deactivation system, which shuts down the rear two cylinders as wanted to scale back gasoline consumption and heating. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox which will get a bi-directional quickshifter.

The Diavel V4 additionally comes with three energy modes and 4 experience modes – Sport, Touring, City, and a brand new Moist mode. The experience modes undertake totally different settings for the ability output, engine response and intervention ranges from the bike’s subtle digital rider aids.

Ducati Diavel V4: underpinnings

Regardless of transferring from two cylinders to 4, the Diavel has gone down in weight by 13kg (211kg dry). And a significant a part of that’s the chassis, which helps save 8kg. As an alternative of the metal trellis body of the outgoing Diavel, Ducati has given the brand new Diavel V4 an aluminium monocoque body that’s instantly connected to the cylinder heads. The rear subframe nevertheless, remains to be a metal trellis unit, whereas the swingarm is a single-sided solid aluminium unit.  

Suspension duties are dealt with by a 50mm USD fork up entrance and monoshock on the rear, each of that are totally adjustable. The journey is 120mm on the entrance and 145mm on the rear, which is 15mm greater than the Diavel 1260. The Diavel V4 has a seat top of 790mm and Ducati has additionally introduced the handlebar 20mm nearer to the rider for extra snug ergonomics.

The entrance brakes consists of twin Brembo Stylema four-piston calipers and 330mm discs, whereas the rear makes use of a two-piston caliper and a single 265mm disc. In the meantime, the five-spoke solid alloy wheels come shod in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres.

Ducati Diavel V4: India launch and value

Whereas Ducati is but to formally announce the Diavel V4’s arrival right here, count on the brand new and up to date energy cruiser to make it to our shores sooner or later. And when it does, count on it to price a very good chunk greater than the present Diavel 1260, which retails at Rs 20.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

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