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