Distributions for the all-new limited-special edition Ducati Diavel Diesel have launched. Ducati is bring back the Diavel family in India after sales stopped during the switch from BSIII to BSIV emission norms. The first Diavel to return to our shores is the Diesel edition Diavel, which is limited to 666 units global. Ducati has not confirmed how many will make it to India but we assume this to be a small number based on customer orders. The Ducati Diavel Diesel version has been launched at Rs. 21.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Diavel Diesel was launched back in March 2017, but had to be withdrawn on April 1 due to the more stringent emission regulations. At that point, the price was Rs.19.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) but the new GST guidelines have pushed that up to the present Rs.21.7 lakh. Clients who had initially booked the Diavel Diesel were put on hold and will now get deliveries of the new BSIV-spec bike. Unveiled at the Milan Men’s Fashion Week 2017, the Ducati Diavel Diesel is the product of a creative collaboration between the Ducati Design Centre and Andrea Rosso, Diesel’s licensing creative director. A standout feature on the Diesel edition is the hand-brushed stainless steel coachwork with noticeable welding and rivets. The brown leather seat is unique to this Diavel and features a pyramid emblem with the three Ds of Ducati, Diavel and Diesel.
The red specifying on the bike does not stop there; it is also on the front brake calipers and the LCD dash. In an exceptional touch, five of the chain links get the red treatment too, but we suspect keeping that clean and visible on our roads will be a task in the long term. The Diavel Diesel also features a blacked out exhaust system with the same pyramid logo. The Diavel Diesel is offered at Ducati dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Kolkata. The company has confirmed that the standard Diavel will return in BSIV-spec by the end of October 2017. In other news, Ducati India has also launched special festive season offers on select motorcycles like the Monster 797, Multistrada 950 and Scrambler. These include exclusive finance schemes, exchange offers and apparel and accessory benefits of up to Rs.1 lakh for a limited period.