On the road
Riding this bike is simply fantastic, a chassis that is faultless, extremely maneuverable andprecise makes both insertions in and riding through curves easy.
The new 1260 cc DVT engine is smoother in delivery than the previous model, has pickup and is easy to dose, allowing the third gear to be used even at 30-40 km/h; over 5000 rpm it becomes extraordinarily powerful, and 9500 rpm can be reached in an instant.
The original 1200 engine installed since 2014, was more aggressive and nervous in delivery, creating some difficulty on switchbacks, sharp bends or with urban use; the new DVT 1260 is much smoother and easier at low rpm but still delivers a lot of power as the engine revs up.
The excellent chassis combined with 17” tires make the bike very easy to handle in any situation, be it sharp bends or long and fast curves, making it easier to stay on it for several hours.
As for the brakes, as usual the rear system is only used to correct bends, but the front is definitely performing and powerful.