2011 Ducati Diavel First Ride — Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

13 Мар 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2011 Ducati Diavel First Ride — Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine отключены
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel

2011 Ducati Diavel | Ride

Dee-AH-vul: it means in the Bolognese dialect of Italian… and to readers, it will no doubt up to its name. The hate mail on hot and heavy whenever we feature a in these pages, so we’ll this brief. The gist is though Ducati thinks have themselves a cruiser, we can that this is abundantly not

Cruisers do not have 163 (claimed, horsepower, traction control, trellis frames, or anything can be described as a “tail section” of a fender. Ducati will you it’s got a relaxed riding with forward-placed controls, a front end and a long wheelbase. statements are true, but only if you add the “for a Ducati” to the end of them.

is not a cruiser based on some 1950s nostalgia, this is a bike based on lines and Ducati’s designers literally the lines of a Superbike, a Monster, and a (their drawing looked a Harley Rocker) and merged to get the basic outline for the Diavel. a sport motorcycle you sit in, instead of on, splitting the difference between a cruiser stance and the “… favored on sportbikes.

Thankfully, the same engine wizardry that helps Superbikes wring every of power out of the motor can also be to tame a beast like one. Unlike most bikes, with one state of the Diavel has three customizable The settings here are Sport, and Urban.

Sport is hard-hitting, power, with unlimited Touring is soft-hitting power unlimited output, while is soft-hitting power, and restricted to 100 horsepower. The engine output settings are coupled to Ducati Control, which—depending on the setting—will the bike from spinning its tire or wheelieing.

In stock configuration, Sport is set to 1, Touring to 3, and Urban to 5. In theory, a of “1” would allow a bit of front lift before cutting momentarily, while “8” (the would cut in any time the front end got or the rear slipped at all.

The also has ABS along with braking components, so whether on the gas or on the there are few bikes as well-protected as one.

Rather than to make compromises in performance, decided to work the strengths of new hybrid vehicle. The longer torquey engine and huge contact patch made the according to Ducati, the hardest Duc. Though it shares configuration with the Multistrada bike, it actually makes power, thanks to a larger and intake and exhaust.

When Buell made Sportster into a sportbike, got extra ponies the same a bigger exhaust can and intake.

the Diavel is all sportbike. The design can talk about “its all day long, but it still looks a sportbike. I’m a little more average-sized and as you can see, it looks under me.

That said, like other bikes midmount pegs, the compact is actually quite comfortable for a ride, but the seat needs work.

The vertical strips function as turn signals in the and both turn signals and light in the rear are nicely as is the exposed 240-section rear The aluminum intake scoops effectively conceal a pair of Detailing is top-notch, with wiring, and a variety of well-done and Ducati even hid the carbon under the tank cover—yet is still room for a 5.3 gallon

Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel

The Carbon version replaces the covers and fenders with fiber, adds black fork tubes, and upgrades the to Marchesini forged rims.

And the bike is a revelation. The three make for three distinctly riding experiences. Urban worked best on tight with questionable traction, for worry-free riding, even on the of the tire. Touring was easily the I liked most.

The lazier response is perfect for even cruising, as you don’t have to on throttle control to have a stream of power at your fist. The truly cool was being able to try all the modes on a stretch of road, changing them in seconds.

Sitting in a fairly cruiser-ish position, I needed to recalibrate my to trust the immense capabilities of bike. I could … faster, lean farther, and get on the as hard as I liked. The chassis works better on the side of the closer to the full 41-degree as I found out toward the end of the day.

confirms its non cruiserishness.

But perhaps the purpose isn’t to horn in on territory, so much as to try to stop riders and get them to stick simultaneously attracting a younger more focused on performance.

If the closest thing to the Diavel be Star’s VMAX. The Ducati’s advantage comes from an existing motor and traction package, while the ‘MAX has all components.

The Diavel is a very different-looking and motorcycle, so speed junkies of the have a little more We’d love to test the and VMAX head to head, but you don’t like Ducatis…right?

Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel


Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Ducati":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.