Ducati to launch Diavel, 848 Evo and 1198SP in India


Italian superbike maker Ducati is planning to launch the Diavel monster bike in India by April 2011. The company also plans to being its 848 Evo and 1198 SP in India by January 2011. The announcement was made by Ducati’s Asia pacific CEO Mirko Bodiga while inaugurating company’s third dealership outlet in the country. The Diavel will be available in a base and a Carbon S variant in India.
The launch in India would be pretty quick to follow the international launch of the bike. “The Diavel model would be available in the European and American markets by January or February 2011. The same model would be launched in India by April next year, depending upon the time it takes to clear the necessary customs and other formalities,” Bordiga said.
Ducati has sold more than 100 units since the company’s launch in India only through the two dealers in Mumbai and Gurgaon. Now the Italian brand wants to be present in 10 major cities of the country with dealerships and service stations and sell more than 300 units per year.

Ducati Diavel specifications

Engine Type                            L twin cylinder

Engine Displacement              1198.4cc

Bore & Stroke                         106 x 76.9 mm

Compression Ratio                  11.5:1

Cooling                                   liquid

Fuel System                            fuel injection, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies w/ride by wire

Ignition                                   electronic

Starting System                       electric

Transmission                           six-speed with slipper clutch

Final Drive                              chain

Front Suspension                    50 mm Marzocchi fork, fully adjustable

Rear Suspension                      Sachs monoshock, fully adjustable

Front Brake                             Dual 320mm discs, radial 4-piston Brembo calipers with ABS

Rear Brake                              265 mm disc 2-piston Brembo caliper with ABS

Front Tire                                3.50 x 17, 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Rear Tire                                 8.00 x 17, 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II



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