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Ducati Diavel

2013/2014 Ducati Diavel Review

Ducati’s Diavel has an odd Duc since its 2011 inception. partway down a cruiser but not fully committing to the segment’s paradigm. The regular Diavels can a bit confused – it’s sort of a but one from a new sub-breed.

And now comes the Strada, a touring-oriented version of the devil that adds niceties as a windscreen, saddlebags, handlebars with heated and a plusher seat that a passenger backrest. While would seem to dilute the appeal of the original Diavel, the actually makes a bit more as a complete package – a comfortable and bagger, like an Italian-style Glide, the best-selling motorcycle in

A Street Glide, however, match the Diavel’s 9.95-second down the quarter-mile, as evidenced in the listed above with the version of the Diavel. The 1198cc kicks out 135 horses to a fat, rear tire, giving the Diavel a potent power-to-weight The Strada version, at 540 pounds its 4.5-gallon (claimed) tank should be almost as quick.

A detachable saddlebags and a passenger identifies this Diavel as the version.

The core of the Diavel is unchanged: tuning, gearing, rake (28 wheelbase (62.6 inches) and height (30.6 inches) the same. New to the Strada are a higher-output to juice dual 12-volt outlets, revised (non-retracting) footpegs and a subtly altered lighting assembly.

In a nod to long-haul the Diavel Strada receives a comfortable seat with foam padding. It’s plush, but its padding packs eventually. The security offered by the not only encourages your not to crowd you, keeping you in control, it also makes your pillion remains on when unleashing the Diavel’s power.

First impressions for a Ducati, of a large, long and machine, but keep in mind it around a massive 260 pounds than a Street Glide and has 3 inches between its axles. As relatively speaking, the Strada is a among traditional baggers, footpegs nearly under a … as opposed to a cruiser’s layout. The Strada’s new handlebars nearer to a cruiser, gaining (0.6 inch) in height and 60mm (2.4 inches) to the rider.

Carried over the other Diavels (base Dark, Carbon, losing the and AMG for 2014) is the bike’s imposing The liquid-cooled motor is stuffed a tight-fitting trellis frame, and the end is dominated by a fat donut (240mm) of a tire. The single-sided swingarm displays a lovely aluminum highlighted by machined accents.

Leave it to the Italians to do it different. The Strada isn’t a typical nor is it – with detachable textile – a typical bagger.

Fired up, the retains the Diavel’s slight at very small throttle and a fairly heavy clutch Also, its gearbox is somewhat and requires longish throws, neutral occasionally difficult to at a stop.

Otherwise, the Diavel is feeling almost like a Grom next to a typical Once past 1500 throttle response is pleasingly of jumpiness, even in its performance-oriented setting. A 70-degree steering makes the bike easy to in tight spaces, and the taller yields more leverage trying to overcome the heavy responses created by that fat Pirelli.

Ducati says 41 liters of storage in each saddlebag. While they’re roomy and conveniently detachable, lack the security and style of bags with integrated

The V-Twin in the Diavel is far revvier any cruiser, yet it boasts stupendous power that’ll annihilate any V-Twin at the stoplight GP. The traction-control makes the bike impossible to over when accelerating off the but it satisfyingly allows second-gear, wheelies! True hooligans can off the TC.

Meanwhile, you’ll be enjoying the raucous tunes played by a muffled exhaust – loud to dissuade me from considering the

The Diavel is not only easy to it’s also easy to to a stop. Braking performance the triple-disc Brembo system is with a firm lever by steel braided lines up front, to stout radial-mount calipers. A relatively long keeps the bike stable heavy deceleration, and the standard ABS rarely intervenes.

The Strada’s offered good wind for my 5-foot-8 height, although a adjustable arrangement like on the Multistrada would enhance its The distance from seat to is tighter than a typical but it’s far more relaxed a sportbike.

Out on the open road, the accelerates stronger at 80 mph (4800 than at 65 mph (3500 rpm), is something no stock Harley could say. Its freeway-speed jam is and makes short work of any in your path. It’s solid and stable on the highway, the pilot enjoys a fairly ride thanks to the the long a Ducati) wheelbase that smothers most bumps.

Passenger impressions are less as that heavy rear and tire directly below pillion is being ineffectively Big bumps transmit considerable to both riders, even trying several settings on the The shock features a hydraulic adjuster to allow easy to suit varying loads, on the fly.

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The fat rear end not only a penalty from suspension it also degrades turn-in and linearity while altering angles. The relatively tall of the Pirelli helps the Diavel better than any other with a 240mm meat, but no one can doubt the badassitude of the chubby tire, it can’t help but vehicle dynamics.

Despite wide rear rubber, so-called cruiser will no trouble showing its LED taillight a twisty road to anything a wheelbase of more than 62

The Diavel boasts a two-tier display that offers a set of gauges. Attached to the handlebar is a display for speed, oil temp, and bar-graph tach headed by an of warning lamps. Atop the tank is a color TFT panel ambient temp, GPI, tripmeters, average and instantaneous mileage, power mode and DTC Like on many Yamahas, the has a convenient count-up tripmeter engages when reserve is

We averaged nearly 40 mpg during our miles on the Strada.

Another trick is the Diavel’s keyless with a proximity sensor. who tend to switch bikes dislike such electronic locks. But such locks are handy if you’re the only – just keep it stuck in pocket and never worry your key again.

Anyone about maintenance on a Ducati know the Diavel is equipped a two-year warranty, and valve-adjustment have been stretched to miles.

LED lighting bisects the and is nicely integrated into the edges of the radiators as clear-lens


The transformation from to Strada has endowed this platform with broader-band No longer just a muscle the new equipment on the Diavel Strada it into the sporty-touring category, range-extending comfort for both and passenger. It makes us want to up 82 liters of luggage for a weekend with a loved one to the next over.

Okay, it’s not like we out the $19,495 MSRP for our test which, in case you hadn’t is a considerable chunk of change. But a Street Glide now retails $20k, and, while it has an system and GPS, it lacks control, standard ABS and the ability to pass after pass the quarter mile in less 11 seconds. Oh, and a Street Glide crappier wheelies!

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