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Ducati Diavel 1260S Performance Review ft. Indian FTR 1200 S & Harley-Davidson Fat Bob –

The Ducati Diavel 1260 is a bike that defies the laws of physics. It looks big, packs a large engine and has got a rear tyre wider than a Mahindra Scorpio. You are bound to think that such a motorcycle will feel heavy, will show its weight in the bends and is only great for going blisteringly fast in a straight line. But you will be astounded by the Diavel 1260, given how versatile it is despite retaining a wild side. And while it might be one of the craziest motorcycles from Europe, across the Atlantic, you have similarly wild machines in the form of the Indian FTR 1200 S and the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob.

While this has all the makings of an epic comparison test, the sad bit is that in less than a month’s time, we are not going to have any of these three on sale in India. The Euro 5 emission norms might have kicked in from January 1, 2020, for new models but for existing models like these three bikes, the EU has granted a 12-month grace period. Hence, the earliest that we would see Ducati or Indian bringing BS6-compliant versions of these bikes in India is 2021. And Harley, well, will be selling the BS6-compliant Softails in India from April 1 but the Fat Bob isn’t going to be one of them. This brute too shall arrive in 2021 with a larger 114ci (1,868cc) engine. Thus, there is no point of a comparison test currently. However, we do have the performance figures of the bikes. Which one has the bragging rights amongst the three?



Ducati Diavel 1260S

Indian FTR 1200

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