Ducati India had launched the Diavel Diesel edition in India last year, with prices starting at INR 21.72 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). Now, the first unit of the limited edition Diavel in India has arrived at the Mumbai dealership, known as Ducati Infinity Mumbai.
For starters, it does not run on diesel. The Ducati Diavel Diesel is a result of a creative collaboration between the Ducati Design Center and Andrea Rosso, Diesel Licensing Creative Director. Only 666 units of the model will be manufactured and it is unit number 341 which has made it to Indian shores.
Features that distinguish the Diavel Diesel from the standard model include red colour on the air intake covers, Brembo front brake calipers, five chain links and the LCD dashboard and hand-brushed stainless steel superstructure with visible welding and rivets. Another feature of this limited edition model is its exhaust system which features pipes graced by black Zircotec ceramic coating and black silencers with machined ends, on which the new pyramid motif appears. The saddle, made of real leather, is unique to this model, on which the pyramid motif appears: the three Ds of Ducati, Diavel, and Diesel.
A few other highlights of the Diavel Diesel include riding modes, power modes, Ride-by-Wire (RbW), full LED headlamps, front turn signals with guidelight, hand brushed steel tank cover, passenger seat cover and flyscreen with weldings and rivets, black anodized side air intakes with weldings and red methacrylate covers with machined Diesel mark, leather seat, billet mirrors, bike cloth and a rear stand.
Engine specifications remain unchanged and hence the Ducati Diavel diesel sources firepower form the same 1198cc Testastretta L-Twin engine that produces 152 hp at 9000 rpm and 123 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. The model comes equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack which includes ABS and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).