2021 Ducati Diavel 1260

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260

Starting at $20,295.00


2021 Diavel
Longitudinal Twin
2021 Ducati Diavel 1260


A contemporary character

Muscular lines and an imposing front bring out the strong and restless personality of the new Diavel, featuring a long, slender rear with a 240 mm rear wheel. The colour range of the Diavel 1260 has been updated: the standard version is now available in total black, while the S version is available in Ducati red with white graphics. A new sporty Diavel 1260 S, without sacrificing the style that distinguishes it.


The engine is the king

The new Diavel is built around the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, a beacon of power, beauty and sophistication. Its 162 hp translate to unbelievable acceleration and pick-up, while the flat and consistent torque curve since low rpm allows steady and easy to handle delivery. The Ride by Wire (RbW) control matched with three Riding Modes and three Power Modes allows to personalise engine responsiveness. A true beauty, as far as mechanics and design go, and a real game changer on the road.


Riding pleasure at its best

Sportiness and comfort meet in the new Diavel. The trellis frame ensure lightness and torsional rigidity, while the adjustable fork provides comfort and stability. The care devoted to ergonomics is complemented by the perfect combination of a higher handlebar, a lower seat and central footpegs, with a comfortable and versatile riding position. The S version is fitted with Ohlins suspensions, for a guaranteed fun and an exciting riding experience.

Cheeky elegance

The new Diavel is an ode to elegance and sophisticated details: carbon fibre components and a finely stitched premium quality seat complement the Diavel’s outstanding style. No compromises were made on its aggressive character, as Marchesini forged rims and the Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth liveries testify. The Daytime Running Light (DRL) headlight, available on the S version, is an unmistakeable hallmark of the new Diavel.


Dark Stealth with black frame and black wheels

Sandstone Grey with black frame and black wheels

Testastretta DVT 1262

Thanks to the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT), the engine delivers a very linear and sizeable torque at low rpm, with very sporty performance at higher rpm. The Testastretta DVT 1262 features characteristic bore and stroke measures at 106 x 71.5 mm, and a compression ratio of 13.0 : 1, delivering a maximum power of 162 hp at 9,500 rpm * and maximum torque of 129 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Fuel is delivered by a Bosch electronic injection system on elliptical throttle bodies having diameter equivalent to 56 mm, managed by a full Ride-by-Wire system.


Moreover, the Diavel 1260 engine stands out for an extremely accurate design; thanks to the water pump being located in the cylinder V, the cooling system pipes are no longer positioned on the left side.

Testastretta DVT 1262 is fitted with a Dual Spark (DS) system, i.e. two spark plugs for each cylinder head, which exploits a secondary air system that supplies cool air into the exhaust duct in order to complete the oxidisation of unburned hydrocarbons and reduce the level of polluting gasses (e.g. HC and CO) without affecting the performance levels.

Maintenance intervals are expected to be every 15,000 km (or 12 months), while valve play must be checked every 30,000 km. 

Ducati QuickShift (DQS)

The system works both when upshifting, for full throttle racing accelerations, and downshifting, with the reduction being more fluid thanks to the "blipper" that harmonises the engine's revolutions with the rotation speed of the primary shaft to avoid jamming, all supported by a clutch with anti-hop system.

DQS is available as an accessory also on Diavel 1260.

Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT)

The Ducati Testrastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine, which varies both the timing of the camshaft that controls the intake valves, and the camshaft that controls the exhaust valves independently, optimises performance at high speeds to achieve maximum power, while improving smooth delivery and increasing torque at low and medium range speeds.

This means you have an engine that changes its characteristics by continuously varying the rpm without the rider even noticing it, remaining within the Euro 4 approval requirements whilst paying great attention to fuel consumption.

Exhaust system

The new Diavel 1260 exhaust is a two-tailpipe, chambered 2-in-1 unit. The exhaust pipes were designed to display the engine and the central body was placed before the rear wheel in order to be barely visible.

Configure the new Diavel 1260

Muscular lines and an imposing front bring: the new Diavel 1260 is an ode to elegance and sophisticated details. Make it even more unique by choosing among the proposed Ducati Performance accessories packages.

Diavel 1260: a design history

Sophisticated styling is its distinctive mark, while the muscular yet elegant lines are a perfect synthesis of a maxi sport naked and muscle cruiser: the new Diavel 1260 is born to stand out.