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We had a chance to out this morning, as Ducati, in with Cycle World, had a truckload of bikes to town and an invitation-only event, we got to ride

Before the ride we had a bit of a classroom where the development of the Diavel was discussed and we were given the on a few of the bike’s special features. among these is the computer-managed selection, which run from to Touring to Sport. With 162 in a bike that weighs 450 pounds, there has to be some way to those ponies.

The Urban setting, which, as the implies, is for riding in town, the power to 100 hp and makes things Once you get out on the road you shift to and the full 162 hp is at your disposal, it is still held in check by the and zeros.

Bump things the Sport mode and you have a banshee between your And with a lean-angle capability of 41 you’re going to feel at home on the racetrack.

We didn’t get out on the In fact, we never even got up sixth gear, though we did hit the 90 mph in fifth gear a couple It was obvious that there was of power going unused at point.

Starting out, we took a through the city as we made our way the foothills, giving us time to get a for the bikes. Once we hit Coal Canyon we picked it up a bit and did some carving. It was definitely a ride own ride sort of thing but we had encouraged to push ourselves. that kind of lean they told us, trust the

Take a little more into the corners and lean it as much as necessary to make turn—the bike will do it for So we did and they did.

Back on the we opened it up. With no windshield, the blast was fine up to about 60 mph and that we felt more leaning into it rather taking the full blast in the Particularly with the power of the some forward lean was a good thing.

Ducati 650 Indiana
Ducati 650 Indiana

And oh yes, the brakes work. Well. In fact, the rear lever is a bit down in front so you to actively seek it out to use it.

That is so you inadvertently touch it, they us. Mostly, the bike wants you to use the brake only.

The riding is very upright, with a bit of lean. Seat height is 30.3 inches so even the among us had no problem planting firmly on the ground. One description was that the Diavel is a sportbike is comfortable.

It certainly was not one of those sportbikes your knees feel they’re sitting higher your ears. This was you could ride all day, we wondered how long the seat be sufficiently comfortable.

All in all, it was a fun bike to ride, very very responsive. If you’re the of rider who needs your stretched out in front of you it may not be your but if you’re sport-inclined to begin the Diavel seems to be a bike never grow tired of.

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