By Joe Appleton
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Ducati is arguably the most famous Italian motorcycle brand in the industry. Over the years, it has developed a reputation for producing some of the most attractive sportbikes in production, equipped with exotic technology and firey Italian temperaments. The last decade has seen the brand move from strength to strength, with bold evolutions of their tried and tested models, and the introduction of an entirely new sub-range too.
2020 was a difficult year for the entire motorcycle industry, and without any trade shows to host great unveilings, it has been difficult for our favorite brands to communicate the highlights of the 2021 range. Luckily, Ducati rose to the challenge and covered the full extent of their 2021 line-up in a series of staggered online, live-streamed unveilings.
2021 Ducati Diavel 1260
Ducati’s class-leading cruiser is back for 2021. The Diavel-range doesn’t get much in the way of updates for the new year, but it does get an added model, which you can find out more about below. The standard Diavel retains its contemporary, muscular physique, but with an agile, sporty nature.
The secret to the Diavel’s ongoing success is the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine. It’s a 1262 cc twin cylinder unit that produces an impressive 159 horsepower and 95 lb-ft of torque. It comes equipped with a modern Ride-by-Wire system, three riding modes, three power modes, Desmodromic variable valve timing, and a two-tailpipe exhaust pipe. Traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, and a full LED lighting system also …read more