Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati on Monday announced the launch of the much-awaited Ducati Panigale V4 and Diavel 1260, expanding its BS6 range in India. With the launch of these new models, Ducati has already delivered on 8 of the 12 bike launches promised for India in 2021.
Commenting on the launch, Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “We set out with an aggressive BS6 bike launch plan for 2021 and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on it. Both the Panigale V4, V4 S and the Diavel 1260, 1260 S are an exciting addition to our entire range of bikes and helps us get closer to a more versatile line-up.”
Priced at Rs 18.49 Lakh , the Diavel 1260 is available in Total Black while the Diavel 1260 S priced at Rs 21.49 lakh is available in Ducati Red and Thrilling Black. The Panigale V4, is priced at Rs 23.50 lakh whereas the Panigale V4 S is priced at Rs 28.40 Lakh.
“While the Diavel caters to riders looking for a stylish power cruiser to munch miles on, the Panigale is a track enthusiast’s dream and represent Ducati’s best in super bike category. We are thrilled that these products are finally in the country and I can’t wait for our customers to lay their hands on. I hope and pray that things get better for our country soon and riders can go back to the asphalt, where they truly belong,” Chandra said.
For 2021, the Panigale V4 and V4 S are BS6 compliant while maintaining the maximum power and torque levels from the 2020 model. The BS6 version of the Desmosedici Stradale engine delivers 214 HP of power at 13,000 RPM and 124.0 NM of torque at 9,500 rpm. In order to eliminate any loss of power with the switch to BS6, the exhaust uses larger catalysts (+10 mm in length) and with a new technology of impregnation of noble metals, essential for maximizing the ability to convert polluting gases.
Both the bikes provide the riders with improved and upgraded riding modes.The company has started bookings across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai, and deliveries will begin as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted.