2011 Ducati Diavel First Ride Review- Ducati Diavel Review

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Ducati Diavel

2011 Ducati Diavel – Ride Italy’s new V-Twin cruiser.

The Diavel is Ducati’s challenge ever—much bigger last year’s groundbreaking bike, the Multistrada 1200 S. the Diavel, Ducati is treading on turf, having created a new of motorcycle and a new way to enjoy riding. The are all there: the look, riding performance potential and sound.

The shares the Multistrada’s basic structure and four-valve, 90-degree V-Twin in Testastretta 11-degree called for the degrees of camshaft More importantly, it shares the creativeness and pursuit of quality and that were not part of product policy until years ago.

From any the Diavel is an impressive motorcycle. Its is unique, as it is its mission. Styling is muscular—forward concentration of masses, rear section and fat rear It looks like a linebacker to spring into action, the protecting his shoulders and back so that the helmet disappears his body. The headlight is almost with the massive 50mm fork and the protruding air intakes.

The concentrated behind the front form a complex, almost image of clean, rounded either in polished metal or black on which the vivid red of the trellis frame draws its triangulations. No question, the Ducati department was given lots of on this project, and the result is

Ducati conceived the Diavel as a with a power-cruiser soul but it all the best to perform like a including radial-mount Brembo front brake calipers ensure some of the strongest in the industry.

Just as the Diavel an aggressive, powerful image, and it indeed is very powerful. extracted a lot more than gave the Multistrada: 162 horsepower at rpm and 94 foot-pounds of torque at 8000 rpm 150 hp at 9250 rpm and 87.5 ft.-lb. at rpm. The gains come the curvaceous and rather intricate system (engineers resorted to to correctly shape the 2-into-1 and superior efficiency of the Diavel’s air intakes.

As a result, the Diavel is a accurately conceived and executed LEDs are used front and and the turnsignals double as parking and The 4.5-gallon gas tank is roto-molded in and wrapped in a well-sculpted cowl—sheetmetal for the model and carbon fiber 7 pounds lighter) for the “Carbon” The seat is 30.3 inches the ground, the lowest in the Ducati despite very generous

A slightly less-plush version an even lower seating of 29.5 inches.

This was possible by another fundamental of the Diavel project: a wheelbase of inches. The rider sits aft of the of the massive single-sided swingarm, but the sits inboard of the rear since the swingarm spans inches. This, as confirmed by Domenicali, has generated a weight at least under static of 50.8/49.2 front to rear. the rider aboard, the numbers significantly: 45.7/54.3.

But, as I the bike is very pleasant to even very fast on a backroad.

Rolling gear is dimensioned, from the 50mm Marzocchi fork to the cast swingarm to the dual-compound 240/45-17 Diablo Rosso II rear Specifically developed by Pirelli for application, the ultra-wide tire has a profile and a low aspect ratio for solid and stable shoulders and sport-riding qualities.

In particular, the profile was optimized so the rear tire would not to keep the bike upright, partly killing the Diavel’s The fork is set at a 28-degree caster to enhance stability at speed but not form the crisp handling.

In the richer Carbon version is executed. Both the cast wheels and the aluminum flanges of the rotors are first painted black, then the edges of the are machined and polished for a vividly metal-on-black effect. Ducati did not cut any here, even on details once were not even into consideration because did not improve a bike’s performance.

And potential is something the Diavel is not of. For this first test in the of Spain, I was entrusted with a Diavel Carbon. Despite its look, the bike welcomed me with its light weight, handlebar and low seat.

The footpegs are set low in due relation to the seat, providing a comfortable “tall-in-the-saddle” riding The pegs limit lean to 41 degrees, but that proved to be than adequate even for riding.

Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel

At cold start, the engine quickly to a 1000-rpm idle, the typical Ducati staccato, but on a louder and raspy tone. The does not emit typical noise thanks to the insertion of a barrier inside the crankcase on the primary transmission side. is big progress and should be applied to the model line.

The Diavel’s is unique, as it is its mission. Styling is muscular—forward concentration of masses, rear section and fat rear

The engine is incredibly strong, is terrific and the 100-mph mark is easy to reach. I did it on the highway, and it was an experience, using all 10,000 rpm the generously puts at disposal of the of heart. I must say that the pressure at that speed cold breeze penetrated riding gear!) is more acceptable, making 80-mph a very easy job.

The throttle offers a selection of actuation modes: Urban, and Sport. Traction control, over eight levels of is also standard and was called play on cold, slippery making the three throttle somewhat redundant.

Negotiating some steep, hairpins on a twisty mountain the Diavel’s relative lack of mass, forced me to feather the because the response was shuddery. On a turnpike reaching as high as feet through a breathtaking of very fast bends, the Diavel showed that the for the project has been very The bike is terribly fast and and the well-sorted riding position the rider to probe limits identified with pure

As the bike was delivered to me, the rear was too prone to squat under acceleration, inducing a clear to run wide exiting corners blast. Jacking up the rear end four clicks of adjustment to the knob of the Sachs shock in a perfectly neutral response any circumstances. The bike then with razor-sharpness and followed the line, never again a way of its own.

As delivered from the the Marzocchi front end is mighty and well tuned. The rear deserves a special mention it performed superbly even on the cold tarmac of the mountain Ducati conceived the Diavel as a with a power-cruiser soul but it all the best to perform like a including radial-mount Brembo front brake calipers ensure some of the strongest in the industry.

Ducatis are no longer crude Though no corners were cut in terms of equipment or attention to this massive Diavel the scale at just 463.5 dry.

By the way, “Diavel” not mean “devil” in the “Bolognese.” In the word doesn’t even in the local dialect. Diavel is the voluntary misspelling of the real Dieval, which would been hard to read and especially in English.

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Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel
Ducati Diavel
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