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Published on June 11th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Ducati Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” Revealed

You can never go wrong with black and yellow

The Ducati Diavel 1260 model range has been expanded once again with the arrival of a new version called “Black and Steel”. This comes after the Italian bike manufacturer introduced the bonkers Diavel 1260 Lamborghini in November last year.

Presented as a nod the Diavel “Materico” concept shown at the 2019 Milan Design Week, the Black and Steel edition boasts a bold combination of gloss grey and matte black, with yellow accents on the frame, lower part of the tail and some other parts.

Despite looking more aggressive than its standard counterpart, it retains the 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT engine that makes 159 hp and 129 Nm of torque. The suspension system consists of adjustable Ohlins front fork and rear monoshock, while the braking system is provided by Brembo.

The base Diavel 1260 S was launched in Malaysia back in November 2019 with a starting price of RM139,900. Will the Black and Steel edition make its way here? Let’s wait and see.

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PRESS RELEASE

Ducati enriches the Diavel 1260 family for the 2022 Model Year with the presentation of the new Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel”.

After launching the special Diavel 1260 Lamborghini version in November 2020, created in collaboration with the Sant’Agata Bolognese car manufacturer, Ducati is further expanding the Diavel 1260 family with the arrival of this new motorcycle, which is inspired by the concept of the Diavel “Materico” presented in 2019 on the occasion of the “Beautiful Boldness / Visionary Design” event during the Milan Design Week and subsequently put on display at MOARD (Motorcycle Art & Design), an exhibition dedicated to two-wheel design.

The livery of the Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is characterized by the choice of asymmetrical and refined graphics that combine glossy grey and matt black as the main colours, to which are added sporty touches in yellow, including the frame, the lower part of the tail and some finishes of the bike.

“The Ducati Diavel 1260 family, synonymous with style, innovation and performance, has won prestigious international design awards such as the “Red Dot Award” and the “Good Design Award”. We are really pleased to present this new version in Milan, a city that has always represented a world benchmark in this sector.” declared Andrea Ferraresi “The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is a bike that does not go unnoticed. Its asymmetrical graphics, the contrast between matt black, grey and touches of yellow have been designed to enhance the power, design and sportiness of this bike.”

Unconventional and unmistakable, the Diavel 1260 combines the performance of a maxi-naked with the ergonomics and comfort of a muscle cruiser. The beating heart of the bike is the 1262 cc Testastretta DVT engine. The chassis, characterized by the distinctive 240 mm rear tyre, guarantees surprising levels of handling and lean angles for the rider, combined with a good level of comfort.

The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” joins the S version in Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth colour with red frame and black wheels. The standard version is available in Dark Stealth colour with black frame and black wheels.

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