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Ducati Diavel

Ducati Diavel New Bike

Well, this was a treat. not too often we get to wring out the finest Italy has to offer, as Italy offer many. And with ’s cruiser-centric focus and Ducati’s slant toward sportbike the opportunities are even rarer.

We the versatile Multistrada tourer not ago, and we’ve seen …-standard Monsters on these but it’s been perhaps too Rumors and grainy, spy photos had bouncing around on the Internet for but when Ducati made the announcement in October 2010 it had rounded out its lineup to include a I immediately contacted Ducati’s US office, throwing my hat in the ring for a ride. Finally, Ducati had a for RoadBike readers.

Fast-forward to February when I found sitting in the elaborately adorned resort of Villa Padierna in Spain. Ducati took a wing of the grandiose mansion, set up and rolled out the Ducati red carpet, You would have thought owned the place. The presentation was The lights dimmed, the video and ominous deep violin began.

It was Palladio, better to the masses as that song the DeBeers diamonds commercial, to the shadowy video of the new Diavel up the roads on screen. I just I’d be humming that song the next day’s ride.

As one began, “At last, it’s a By now, we’ve all heard the of how the Diavel got its devilish moniker — and sure you say it right: “dee-YAH-vel,” on the Y. The Diavel has thrown a curveball at insecure people who need to fit into its proper box. Is it a Is it a … bike? I, for one, am in calling it a cruiser, a cruiser technologically advanced than any on the road; a fat-tire-equipped cruiser can actually handle; a cruiser can loft the front wheel ease; and a cruiser that can answer the paradoxical question, “If built a cruiser, what it look like?”

Don’t be so surprised, folks. it can be asked: What if Porsche an SUV? Oh, yeah, it does. And if Mercedes AMG made a station Oh, right, it does.

And what if built a four-door sedan? you bet it does.

Ducati forgot to the cookie-cutter cruiser rulebook. And I’m It rose to the challenge and built a and safe power cruiser an innovative blend of design and perfection.

Loaded with Italian performance. it’s low, and fast. Its visible and engine are unmistakable Ducati One person jested that like a Monster/Softail/sportbike.

It’s athlete.

11 Degrees Of Separation

are actually two versions of the Diavel, a model and Carbon. Both use the Testastretta 11-degree L-twin, directly from the incredibly Testastretta Evoluzione engine powers the 1198 sportbike. The is, while the valve overlap period which both the and exhaust valves are open at the time) on the racer-boy version is 41 the Diavel’s angle has been to a more street rider-friendly 11

As a result, the fresh inlet flow is less compromised by the exhaust gases, resulting in a smoother combustion — in addition to fuel economy and lower emissions. Ducati’s Diavel 11-degree L harnesses the immense of the superbike engine and makes it and adaptable, balancing high with an enjoyable ride.

It 162 hp and a colossal 94 ft-lbs. of torque, a strong torque curve at low which remains strong a wider rev range. Those can go 15,000 miles between checks, there’s an oil cooler in the belly pan, and the engine a wet clutch.

The massive 2.28″ exhaust are more akin to something find on a big-displacement, high-performance and form a 2-into-1-into-2 system equal-length tubes for power Each header tube an O2 sensor, and the over/under silencers catalytic converters. An electronically mid-section valve optimizes pressure throughout the rev range.

Two radiators, positioned on either of the bike, cool the engine the aid of electric fans. Also, on side of the tank is a massive aluminum air intake to feed the large airbox. The Mitsubishi injection with Mikuni bodies are manaroadbikedged by Ducati’s (RbW) system.

Yet that’s the tip of the technology iceberg.

Staring you in the as you ride the Diavel is a split-level package. The upper LCD is mounted on the and provides crucial ride info such as mph and rpm, lights, time, and temperature.

The full-color thin film (TFT) display is grafted the top of the fuel tank and provides a high-resolution readout of adjustable for riding mode, gear and Ducati traction control and RbW settings, as well as total and trip meters. Commonly on mobile phones and computers, TFT provides easy-to-read graphics, a video game screen. It is to ambient light and automatically to black or white background

The Diavel’s ignition is enabled by an key fob kept in the rider’s pocket. It with the motorcycle when a distance of approximately 6-1/2′. A of switch mounted on the bike power to all systems, and the engine can now be

The key fob also contains a mechanical key which is used to open the and fuel tank cap. The head lock is also it’s engaged by turning the to full-lock left and pressing the Off button a second time.

The aforementioned ride-by-wire (RbW) electronically controls throttle and configures an ideal power depending on the riding mode In the three different settings, application is regulated to suit the Setting the Diavel in Sport will get you 162 hp output with an sports-type delivery, pretty a one-to-one throttle application.

In mode, the engine output still be 162 hp max, but with a progressive delivery. And Urban delivers “only” 100 hp with progressive application of throttle. the setting is done via a left switchgear button.

Within of the three Driving modes the DTC is adjustable (there is a default for each). This is what the beast. DTC is an intelligent buffer the rider’s right hand and the tire to reduce the chance of spin under heavy

The system acts within and offers eight levels of Level one is programmed to offer the amount of intervention for sport-oriented while level eight the most intervention for added When you push the Diavel to its and reach your setting in a riding mode, the DTC kicks in and ignition first, then injection if needed.

It works at all angles; however, below 15 kph 9.3 mph) you burnout enthusiasts can have fun. The traction is wheel rotation sensitive, so spin due to dirt or dust on the is controlled as well as spin by too much acceleration.

The Diavel is with Ducati’s latest, compact ABS system as standard The ABS CPU is made by Bosch and the hard come from Brembo. The brakes use Brembo Monobloc actuated by alloy master with reservoirs sporting milled tops.

The twin, four-piston, radially calipers grip 320mm while a relatively huge 265mm disc on the rear is by a two-piston Brembo caliper. The Carbon uses specially aluminum disc carriers have natural aluminum recesses machined around the to contrast to the carrier’s black The braking power is practically in any late braking contest.

The Diavel offers a commanding custom shop beauty, technology, innovative design, and riding pleasure, all blended one. But one of its most eye-popping is the specially engineered Pirelli Rosso II 240 rear tire to a forged and specially machined Marchesini wheel, hanging on the 25′ swingarm. The first night I with my colleagues, “You what this bike

A fat tire kit!” They I was crazy. But the handling prowess we the next day made everyone how huge the rear tire is. The sheer width of rubber so much power and style the RD team vowed to find a way to it handle: not an easy task, but did an admirable job. While the not on par with a sportbike or even a … standard, I will the Diavel is the best-handling fat-tire I’ve ever ridden.

The key to it work was Pirelli and Ducati’s to use a 17″ wheel instead of an 18″ one, allowed them to bend the inward more for a rounder allowing easier transition lean angles of up to 41 degrees.

I feared for the long-term outlook of a constructed tire such as If the wide 17″ rubber doesn’t on with other tire or manufacturers, what’s a Diavel to do for replacements? Pirelli reps assured me that their with Ducati is a long-standing and this tire may just be the of many variations to come.

The standard Diavel’s wheels a thoroughly custom look. 14-spoke black wheels machine-finished detailing. The front rim is wearing a conventional sized Pirelli Diablo Rosso II to the rear.

The Diavel Carbon though, has custom-finished, lightweight, turned, and milled nine-spoke by Marchesini that provide and weight saving of 5-1/2

The Diavel uses black-bodied Marzocchi front forks are fully adjustable for spring compression, and rebound damping. The are gripped by a slash-cut triple-clamp; lower and forged upper connected to tapered alloy The Carbon uses virtually the suspension as the standard Diavel, but fork sliders black-finished in low-friction, diamond-like carbon 

Both versions have a rear shock, slung low under the chassis. It is compression and adjustable and has a handy control for spring preload adjustment.

Are You Lookin’ At?

The Diavel sports the Ducati Trellis frame, large diameter, light steel tubing with two …-cast aluminum sections flow into the polymer sub-frame for weight savings. that rear sub is a wide seat that I found and kept me in one spot. The seat is 30.3″, one of the lowest in the Ducati

The seat also comes by a handsome and easily removable seat cover, which is in carbon fiber on the Diavel Slender passenger footpegs, completely hidden from when not extended, ingeniously down from the rear and the innovative, T-bar shaped grab rail slides out by removing the seat and releasing a

The rear license plate is a work of beauty. It mounts on the hub of the swingarm and duplicates Ducati’s Trellis framework leading to a mounting plate around the tire. The framework carries a power feed to dedicated LED The Diavel uses two clear strips of LED lighting under the seat to provide brake and as well as directional signals.

The front directional signals are LED strips mounted vertically the leading edge of the lateral covers. The headlamp uses high and low beam double in addition to a horizontal strip of LED lights through the middle.

I the Diavel sporty but easy to and with 0-60 times in the range, envious motorists have to look quickly to a glimpse of it. I commend Ducati for its to detail and for doing what thought couldn’t be done. a detail like the US-mandatory canister is mounted near the of the fuel tank, hidden beautifully sculpted body The Diavel certainly does heads.

It’s so “out that folks won’t be to look away. The gauntlet has thrown down. I doubt any manufacturer can pick it up. RB

Words By Lita, Photos By Milagro

as published in the June 2011 of Roadbike

For more photos and on Ducati’s new cruiser check out Ducati Diavel First .

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