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Ducati Diavel

Ducati Diavel is devilish fun

calls its first-ever muscle the Diavel, or devil. A better might be the Guidata, or wizard, its near-magic handling.

There are a lot of about the Diavel that its spec sheet, most its long, 62.6-inch wheelbase and 240 millimeter rear tire, the of which was designed by Pirelli for the Diavel.

Contoured like a instead of an upside-down bowl most fat-tired cruisers, Diablo Rosso II helps the effortlessly lean into at low and high speeds and is largely for making this muscle as responsive and flickable as a sport

The engine also helps. The is powered with the same 1198.4 cc superbike engine as its darling, the Multistrada adventure introduced last year. The 11-degree L-twin reduces the from a Ducati sport 41 degrees when the intake and valves are open to smooth the delivery while increasing economy and reducing emissions.

And it uses the same ride-by-wire as the Multistrada, allowing riders to between different ride On the Diavel, those modes are sport and touring, which the horsepower between 100 and 162 and also to preset traction control Ducati Traction Control and brakes are standard on the bike.

can be turned off.

Torque is an 94 pound-feet, with excellent grunt that doesn’t let up at midrange rpms.

It’s all classic Ducati, in of performance. But the Diavel also new ground. It’s the first to use low-energy, extra-bright LEDs for its signals and tail lights a great feature to improve since this bike so quickly it’s likely to asleep-at-the-wheel drivers by surprise.

the first Ducati to use a keyless, start, which I liked that the clearance for my finger was a bit between the button and the digital mounted just above it.

It’s also the first that doesn’t really like a Ducati. Sure, the trellis frame. There’s an exceptionally chubby tank the front end of which is sandwiched V-max-style air scoops and twin

The Diavel’s looks take getting used to.

When unveiled its latest at the Milan show last fall, I was a Was Ducati really chasing Now that I’ve ridden the for a long weekend, I’d say isn’t chasing anything but its own legacy, which it’s to make a first-rate performance

2011 Ducati Diavel

Ducati Diavel

price: $16,995

Price as $19,995 (Diablo Carbon)

Liquid-cooled, electronically fuel-injected, 11-degree, 1198.4 cc L-twin,

Maximum horsepower: 162 at 9,500 rpm

torque: 94 pound-feet at 8,000 rpm

62.6 inches

Seat height: 30.3

Dry weight: 456 pounds

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