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2023 Ducati Diavel V4 houses the V4 Granturismo engine along with the bike undergoing the designer’s knife as well. The new styling includes redesigned LED headlight setup with C shaped LED DRls, two-tone alloys with diamond cut effect, quad exhaust tips at the rear with LED taillight unit that follow suit with the C-shaped DRLs up front. The dash comes with a 5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, other noteworthy features include dynamic indicators, launch control, cruise control, wheelie control, six-axis IMU, cornering ABS and traction control to name a few. 2023 Ducati Diavel has retained the muscular tank, large air vents, scooped out seat, tyre hugging mudguard and the single sided swingarm.
The new 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 houses a 1158 cc liquid cooled V4 engine that puts out 168 hp and 126 Nm of torque paired with a bi-directional quickshifter. We have seen the same engine of the Multistrada V4 as well. The Diaval offers three power modes and four ride modes- Sport, Urban, Touring and a new Wet mode. The ride modes alter the power output, engine response, throttle response to suit the condition.
2023 Ducati Diavel has shed weight by 13 kg while moving from two cylinders to four, major credit to this goes to the new chassis. The new monocoque chassis attached to the cylinder heads instead of the steel trellis unit saves around 8 kg. The rear subframe remains to be a steel trellis unit. Braking duties are done by dual Brembo Stylema four-piston calipers and 330mm discs at the front and a two-piston caliper and a single 265mm disc at the rear. The bike comes shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. Suspension duties are done by fully adjustable 50mm USD fork up front and monoshock at the rear. A 120 mm travel up front and 145 mm at the rear gives it 15 mm more travel over the Diavel 1260. A seat height of 790 mm and with the handlebars moved 20 mm closer to the rider makes it a very accommodating proposition for riders of all sizes.
The Italian manufacturers is yet to share a timeline for the arrival of the new 2023 Ducati Diavel, the outgoing model costs Rs 20.49 lakh(ex-showroom, India), we can expect the upgraded Diavel to cost a good premium over the existing model.
We spend a day astride the 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400 to remind ourselves of what a capable machine it is and also to bring you up to date on the same.
Story: Azaman Chothia
Photography: Apurva Ambep
TVS Raider Connected Variant launched for Rs 99,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it makes way for a new 5-inch TFT display for the digital LCD display on the standard variant. There is a voice assist feature as well.
TVS Raider Connected Variant now comes with a TFT display making provisions for Bluetooth tethering of the phone to the vehicle, one can receive notification alerts, weather forecast and turn-by-turn navigation as well. An interesting feature is how the bike navigates to the closest petrol pump automatically when there is a low fuel warning. Savvy!
With the addition of voice recognition, the rider can now control multiple functions just by asking the bike to do so, it includes using navigation, engaging music and adjusting brightness to name a few.
The bike still houses the same 124.8 cc, air and oil-cooled single cylinder engine mated to a five sped gearbox that puts out 11.4 hp at 7,500 rpm and 11.2 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The two riding modes: Eco and Power alter the acceleration as the name respectively indicates. A standard telescopic unit at the front and a monoshock at the rear takes care of suspension duties and the bike runs on 17-inch alloy wheels. Braking is done by a combi-braking system that has a petal disc at the front and a drum unit at the rear. The company claims a 0-60 km/h in 5.9 seconds and the top speed is rated at 99 km/h.
The new connected variant only comes with alloy wheels and goes up against the likes of Hero Glamour XTEC. The Connected Variant is the most affordable bike with a TF display and it comes with two colour options: black and yellow. The current price tag is introductory, chances are that it may hike up in the future. The drum and disc brake variants are priced at Rs 85,973 and Rs 93,489, respectively.
The India Bike Week (IBW) is nirvana for those who live, breathe, and dine motorcycle riding. For
more than seven years, leisure motorcyclists from all over India have been travelling to IBW both
alone and in groups.
Having trouble finding the right bike which can serve for both city riding and cruising? Here we have the full specification comparison of four bikes which you can get your hands on.
Below are the detailed head-to head specs for the four bikes:
|Motorcycle||RE Hunter 350||TVS Ronin TD||Suzuki Gixxer 250||Yamaha FZ25|
|Displacement||349.3 cc||225.9 cc||249.0 cc||249.0 cc|
|Cooling||Air-cooled||Air-cooled with oil cooler||Oil-cooled||Air-cooled with oil cooler|
|Power (hp)||20.4 @ 6,100 rpm||20.4 @ 7,750 rpm||26.5 @ 9,300 rpm||20.8 @ 8,000 rpm|
|Torque (Nm)||27 @ 4,000 rpm||19.93 @ 3,750 rpm||22.2 @ 7,300 rpm||20.1 @ 6,000 rpm|
We take a look at two of the sportiest and most powerful sub-400-cc motorcycles on sale in India with BS6 compliant engines: the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and KTM RC 390.
The Bosch Mobility Solutions press event in Delhi had some interesting insights into what the German major has in store for the future.
The India Bike Week (IBW) is almost upon us and we are as excited as ever. This time around, you can expect to see a number of changes and additions to the event. [Read more…]