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Diavel Review

By now if you can fog a mirror, heard all about the Ducati . According to the company it is the ‘New of Power and Style’. Whatever it is, it is a departure from every before it. So is the Diavel the next success or has, as the kids to say, Ducati jumped the

Read on and find out.

It start well. On my way to pick up the from NPR Ducati I found cruising in the fast lane in my car the cruise control on. A Harley the freeway from the on-ramp and accelerating (or the closest equivalent it manage).

The rider crossed 3 before depositing his bike in front of me and slowed down. If I hit the brakes aggressively I would rammed him. Trust me, I did twice.

His bike was barking out potato, potato through its cut ‘silencers’ and I’m sure the rider he looked cool with his German helmet and all. You and I know he was a ….

And this is the concern isn’t it, the source of the towards the Ducati Diavel by many Ducatisti. Quite the Diavel looks about as far from a Ducati sportbike, a Harley. The concern is that no what Ducati says, a longer than even an old and a 240mm rear tire an 8 inch rim for goodness sake) can’t, for the love of physics, be what Ducati says the stands for.

Authentic, Performance. Can it?

Even for someone who has interest in the performance cruiser the Diavel has nailed it with the It looks better in the flesh, style and flair and losing the of the front cowling that is in 2 dimensions. The forged Marchesini are, themselves, a work of art and alone to stump for the pricier models which also smatterings of carbon fiber and a like coating Marzocchi

When you sit on the bike, the seat you as very low as indeed it is. The Diavel very light to lift the side stand which its visual heft. This is down to good balance and distribution since although the is up to 200lbs lighter than its competitors it is still a heavy (a Monster 1100EVO is 83lbs or lighter).

You can feel this when you push the bike or backwards (especially up an incline).

the power button with the fob safely in your jacket and watch the high resolution dazzle you with bright and swooshes. Settle now. A of the starter causes the testastretta 11º to into life. My bike has the termi system fitted sounds good but what is more noticeable is how quiet the itself is.

In large part is due to the wet clutch so the signature clacka, clacka, ring ding rattle rattle is gone but so is any other engine noise. is impressive as it of course allows for exhaust symphony for your pleasure whilst still noise regulations.

With the set to Sport mode, the full 162 are available for corralling, so I snick it first enjoying the light effort and move off. The thing I have to do is turn 90º at a walking pace to get onto the For my sins, I’ve ridden before. If you have too, you what happens next.

On a the steering geometry is such the handlebars just want to onto full lock at lows speeds.

You get none of with the Diavel. It feels like any other motorbike as you away. Open the throttle a and the bike simply bursts almost pulling the handlebars out of hands if you’re not watching. A few later we’re cruising in 6th at and all is well with the world.

How grunty is the engine? Well at and about 3,500rpm on the hard to at a glance digital tach I the throttle open while straight ahead. In the time it to glance down to check the it is already showing 66mph! The just builds and builds, hitting a particularly place it takes off but by 6,000rpm you are seriously with plenty more to

Nice, but you don’t want to about roll-ons do you? So I to a stop.

Okay, First a few revs, a little slip of the as the throttle hits the stop and we forward. The bark of the big twin a bellow as the front end comes up and without drama. At the top of the rev range I second and the front end lowers, now, the tire just 6 or so off the ground.

The engine revs so that before I know it the stutters into the cut-out and I into third.

All of a sudden I am Checa barreling down the It sure feels and sounds it, the barrage of sound and wind, with the unceasing tug on my arms is me into that zone of violence that is the essence of a motorcycle. Uh-oh. A corner ahead.

Here is the beginning of the test. Can the dream stay Am I going to have an Authentic, Performance experience?

The throttle smoothly shut as I squeeze the and feel the monobloc Brembos hard but more progressively on the Superbike models. We are slowing the bike taking a lot of rear nicely since the long minimizes pitching and the rear can do a amount of the big job at hand. No wonder says the bike stops than a 1198.

I am still

The corner is a 2nd gear 90º left I snick down through the smoothly blipping the throttle but a little silly as I steal a downwards to check what I’m in as I’ve lost count. I am to take Ducati at their I counter steer right as I to ease off the brakes and the Diavel rotates on its roll axis in nicely, feeling confident and

I have cognitive dissonance as It so wrong to feel this Unbelievable!

Then. I feel it. It is subtle but that big back is a long way behind and I feel it in just a fraction after the steering input. Even engineers can’t totally physics after all but they it a good go.

I’m not quite Carlos anymore but I’m nowhere near Berger either. It feels it is, a good handling bike a long wheelbase and a fat, but profiled rear tire.

rear tire is the dominating in riding this bike. The likes to enter a turn a slower than you might on a and then immediately begin to in the torque before the apex. settles the bike and you feel the from the rear tire as you out the other side like a an band snapping back place.

This isn’t the way to ride on a track but it is by far the fastest, way to ride on the road and the Diavel on it. Ridden like this and sportbike buddies are going to see you firmly, annoyingly in their (on second thoughts they be riding Ducatis if they can see you in mirrors!). You want to get your on the pegs too otherwise you’ll be your boots on almost turn.

That long means it leans much over than most you will be used to at any given speed.

Speaking of mirrors, they are and they are the only thing you can see in peripheral vision as you ride. isn’t all good since you to move your head a lot to actually see how fast you are going. And fast you will be if you keep the open for long. So the Diavel is a bike, very fast a standing start but don’t get too away with the hype. A is both considerably lighter and powerful.

A Superbike is all rear end and front end lift and steering The Diavel manages to feel without being flustered.

No, the about the Diavel is how effortless it is and is due to the long wheelbase combined the stump pulling mid-range. The two against in other in terms of The torque trying to yank arms out of your sockets the stable chassis says Relax, I’ve got everything care of’ .

So let’s ease off the a little. Switch into mode where the power is to 100bhp and just like you now have the same performance at disposal as a Harley Davidson (in this mode the two bikes a similar power to weight allowing for a 200lb rider gear). The Diavel has a similar of switchable maps available to on the fly as the Multistrada 1200 .

Ducati Today seems to be the only who don’t care much for The Urban mode doesn’t to offer any more torque low (as if you’d need any) but like an extra inch of has been added to the throttle Likewise the Touring setting, has a softer but still full of 162 ponies, but delivered in a more way.

If it were ours, stick it in Sport and leave it

At this reduced pace the is bothering me now. At 6’3″ I’m too tall because it feels my knees are too high for comfort and I say it would be more comfortable if the were a little further I know.

I’ll wash my mouth out soap. I would have to the optional touring seat. thing about the riding is that you are locked into one I like to move around a bit but you really go forward or back and have to sit in one position. While we are on there is no wind protection so want to hit the gym to get that core shape if you don’t want shoulders on every ride.

offer an optional flyscreen we’d buy. On a positive the engine injects a lot more down low than some models. Apparently the heavier has a lot to do with this.

Ducati Diavel

The bike ride very nicely the extra mass make it for the suspension to soak up the bumps.


It is not to have a huge smile on face as you blast around on bike. Whether you have tired of the Superbike crouch but want to relinquish the performance, something a little different usual offerings or just the brash styling the Diavel a unique experience. Far from not a real Ducati, the Diavel up being, ironically, the epitome of the brand essence.

There is nothing else like it. The does indeed offer Italian, Performance.

The Diavel is for you if:

You at the torque temple

You like to sportbikes in the mountains

The racer isn’t your thing

You want to keep looking if:

You to do a lot of two-up or touring rides Ducati Multistrada 1200)

You razor sharp handling. If a is too extreme get a Streetfighter instead Diavel is amazing but ye cannae the laws of physics)

The Ducati Diavel in a Tweet: If style of bike appeals to don’t bother test anything else. It really is and shoulders above the pseudo

Facebook answers

Some of our followers asked some ahead of the review. You can do the same ahead of our next review by our Ducati News Today page. The answers are below.

Kelly – I didn’t get to try the bike a passenger. It didn’t look but hardly the best out there If two-up is important take pillion with you for the test

Mario Martinovic – I’m 190cm and it a little uncomfortable because the height was too low. Ducati a touring comfort seat is 40mm higher. It would be trying.

Eko Wijayanto – The Diavel a wheelie king because of the wheelbase. From my ride it was to lift the front in first but it go very high without And that was in Sport mode.

Calderon – The rear brake is The long wheelbase puts weight on the rear so the rear gets more work. I the ABS off and there was plenty of power to the rear if you wanted!

NPR Ducati the Diavel, fuel and Brett to me which way the local roads

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