Ducati launches the 214hp 2021 Panigale V4/V4S along with the 2021 Diavel 1260 in India
The All new MY21 Panigale V4 and V4 S launched at INR 23.50 Lacs and INR 28.40 Lacs respectively meanwhile the MY21 Diavel 1260 and 1260 S are launched at INR 18.49 Lacs and INR 21.49 Lacs respectively (Ex-Showroom India)
Ducati India announces the launch of the much-awaited Ducati Panigale V4, and Diavel 1260, expanding its BS-6 range in India.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. 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. 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.”
Panigale V4 / V4S
For 2021, the Panigale V4 and V4 S are BS6 compliant while maintaining the maximum power and torque levels from the 2020 model. The power figures for the BS6 version of the Desmosedici Stradale engine stands at 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.
Co-developed by engineers from Ducati Corse and the Ducati Style Center, the new PanigaleV4 model range features a series of structural, aerodynamic, & electronic changes designed to increase stability & responsiveness for an exciting experience on the track. The new generation aerodynamic package on the PanigaleV4 now mirrors that of the V4 R. It includes
a.) Plexiglas, headlight fairing and side fairings,
b.) Lateral extractors for efficient air flow over the radiators,
c.) Aerodynamic appendages.
The electronics package oversees every aspect of the ride: some controls supervise start, acceleration and braking, others govern traction and others again lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. It consists of the following:
ABS Cornering EVO
Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 3
Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO
The Panigale V4 for 2021 features a new Riding Mode strategy that allows the rider to make quick comparisons between two different configurations on the track to define the best set-up.
Diavel 1260 / 1260 S
The Diavel 1260 BS6 model is heavier by 5kg and tips the scale at 249 kg kerb. The Ducati Diavel 1260 S, on the other hand, is 2kg lighter than the standard model. While the weight has increased, the 1262 cm³ Ducati Testastretta DVT engine with variable cam timing makes 3bhp more than the predecessor.The twin-cylinder Diavel 1260 puts out 162 Hp at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The gearbox is a six-speed unit and the Diavel 1260 S gets a two-way Quick Shifter as standard. Engine bore and stroke on the twin cylinder Ducati Diavel 1260 engine are 106 and 71.5 mm respectively.
The riding position and 'power cruiser' ergonomics so popular with first-generation Diavel enthusiasts remain unchanged. What has changed is the chassis set-up. The Diavel sports a prominent tubular steel Trellis frame. Anchored to it is an aluminium swingarm, sized to give surprising cornering agility, superb 'feel' and easy riding. In terms of suspension, the Diavel 1260 mounts fully adjustable 50 mm forks.
Damping compression and spring pre-load adjustment are on the left fork tube, while rebound adjustment is located on the right tube. At the rear, instead, the Diavel 1260 mounts a monoshock with adjustable spring-preload and damping rebound. The Diavel 1260 S, instead, is equipped with a fully adjustable Öhlins 48 mm fork and a fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber, also fully adjustable.
Both the bikes provide the riders with improved and upgraded riding modes. This Diavel 1260 is compatible with the Ducati Link App: this lets riders set 'journey mode' (a combination of Load Mode and Riding Mode) and personalize the parameters of each individual Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) in a user-friendly manner via their smartphones. Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) give the bike three distinctive personalities.
The Diavel 1260 mounts a 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that dynamically measures roll and pitch angles and the speed of relative changes in attitude, raising performance and safety standards even higher.
The electronics package includes Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL) and Cruise Control. Additionally, the bike also gets the “Dragster” mode coiled which can be unleashed thanks to Ducati Power Launch (DPL). This system guarantees awesome - yet safe - starts thanks to optimised control of the maximum available torque with DTC always on and constant monitoring of the pitch angle by the IMU.
Priced at INR 18.49 Lacs, the Diavel 1260 is available in Total Black while the Diavel 1260 S priced at INR 21.49 Lacs is available in Ducati Red and Thrilling Black. The Panigale V4, is priced at INR 23.50 Lacs whereas the Panigale V4 S is priced at INR 28.40 Lacs. Both the Panigale versions are available in Ducati Red. (All prices are ex-showroom, India)
Bookings are now open 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.