The new 2015 Ducati Diavel spied in Bangalore
After Audi acquired Ducati, the Italian motorcycle manufacturing company wishes to enter the flourishing Indian market and start local assembly of its globally renowned bikes in India in the future. As per earlier reports, Ducati has already announced its plans to enter the huge Indian two-wheeler market in 2017. However, Ducati is rather late to join the Indian motorcycle market and other luxury maker, BMW Motorrad also has plans to start its operations in India in that same year. Nevertheless, Ducati seems to have started its preparations pretty early to enter India, as it has already begun testing its bikes in India.
Ducati’s 2015 Diavel has been recently spotted testing in Bangalore. The motorcycle was spotted with a Maharashtra license plate, which is thought to be prior to the homologation, as Ducati is likely to follow the CKD route in future. The Audi owned Ducati had announced plans to enter the Indian market on its own brand name, and not using Audi’s name which is a highly popular luxury car brand in India.
Recently the city of Bangalore has become a popular testing ground by the auto companies. The garden city offers many great roads and smooth highways, which can be perfect test grounds for bikes. The old version of the Ducati Diavel was sold in India and was one of the most popular bikes from the company as well. The Diavel sold in good numbers, as the Indian bike riders have a great taste for the big macho bikes, especially if it comes along with a renowned global brand name.
The new 2015 Ducati Diavel packs in minimal makeover and fully revised feature list. The new Diavel now gets attractive LED DRLs. The headlight and the turn indicators also get LED lamps. The cluster gets comprehensive changes along with electronic rider features including ABS, traction control and many more safety features. Ducati has always been known for offering one of the largest rear tyre sizes, and in the new Diavel it is the gargantuan 240 section while the front tyre is of the usual 120 mm. The testing new Diavel on the roads of Bangalore flaunted the patent Ducati Diavel hugger and number plate holder along with excellent integrated tail lights making it easily recognizable.
The new Ducati Diavel from Ducati Motorcycles is powered by a dual spark 1198cc Testastretta engine that generates a max power of 162 BHP and a massive 130 Nm of twisting force. The new Ducati Diavel will offer superb ride, handling and performance which should be best in the segment. Ducati Motorcycles new Diavel comes with a tagline of “Don’t call me a cruiser”. However, it is actually a “power cruiser” which also comes along with a seat meant for a comfortable ride for both the rider as well as the pillion. The new bike is likely to be priced at a jaw dropping Rs. 23 to 25 lakhs, owing to the humongous 110 percent custom duty charge.
Source : Motorbeam