It gets the 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine from the Multistrada V4, albeit in a slightly different state-of-tune.
At the beginning of the year, Ducati announced its plan to launch nine new motorcycles in India in 2023, and the latest of these has just arrived in the form of the Diavel V4. Priced at Rs 25.91 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the Bologna brand’s power cruiser is powered by the same 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine as the Multistrada V4.
- Offered in just a single variant
- Produces 168hp and 126Nm
- Fully adjustable suspension at both ends
Ducati Diavel V4 engine
Though it is the same motor as the Multistrada, it does get a slightly different state-of-tune in the Diavel, and here it produces 168hp and 126Nm – 2hp less and 1Nm more than the adventure bike. This still marks a 9hp increase over the previous 1,262cc L-twin engine from the earlier Diavel 1260. An interesting feature on this new motor is a cylinder deactivation system, which shuts down the rear two cylinders as needed to reduce fuel consumption and heating. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox that features a bi-directional quickshifter.
Ducati Diavel V4 chassis
Despite having gone from two cylinders to four, the Diavel has lost 12kg and now weighs 236kg. A large chunk of this is down to the frame, or rather the lack of one, which has helped save 8kg. Instead of the steel trellis frame of the outgoing Diavel, Ducati has given the new Diavel V4 an aluminium monocoque construction. The rear subframe, however, is still a steel trellis unit, while the swingarm is a single-sided cast aluminium unit.
Suspension duties are handled by a 50mm USD fork up front (120mm travel) and monoshock at the rear (145mm travel), both of which are fully adjustable. This marks a 15mm increase in travel over the Diavel 1260, and Ducati has also brought the handlebar 20mm closer to the rider for more comfortable ergonomics. Seat height stands at 790mm.
Ducati Diavel V4 features
New for the Diavel V4 is a fresh LED headlight with horseshoe-shaped LED DRLs, two-tone alloys with a diamond cut effect, an array of small LEDs under the tail section forming the tail lamp. These also mimic the horseshoe pattern of the DRLs up front. Perhaps the biggest ‘wow’ factor of this motorcycle’s appearance are the quad exhaust exits.
As for features, the 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 gets a 5.0-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, dynamic indicators, cruise control, launch control, a six-axis IMU, cornering ABS, traction control and wheelie control. The Ducati Diavel V4 will be available in two colours – Ducati Red and Thrilling Black, both commanding the same Rs 25.91 lakh asking price.