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Ducati Diavel

First Ride: Ducati Carbon review

A Diavel race series. Now there’s an

“So, ah. How do you like ah cruising in sauce?” says Ducati’s Director to me as we sit down for a coffee tackled the amazingly twisty and Ronda road in Spain.


And the thing, the Diavel is hard to Before talking to the team the bike, on looks alone I it was a cruiser with a good Even though it shares a lot of you’d find on a superbike, not a superbike.

And, it’s just too to be lumped into the … So, why am I bothered about squeezing bike into a niche? because that’s what we do we judge anything; a new bike along and it’s judged on it’s better than the that came before it.

The with the Diavel is that it have any real rivals but not to say that it can’t be judged, just harder to judge it. entered an era where the technology has made bikes like the possible. Although it has the silhouette of a it smashes the cruiser mould due to it a 160bhp engine from the superbike, with a few changes.

It has fully adjustable suspension, and rear, meaning it’s as sprung as the sportiest nakeds and the from the 1198SP mean no corner has been cut on the path to and that this isn’t a flashy all-show and no go offering.

The ace up the Diavel’s sleeve is its handling. A 240-section rear tyre and a wheelbase are not the ideal ingredients if you a bike to handle, but and I’m not how the Diavel doesn’t suffer one As we headed down the Ronda the local biker’s haunt, were everywhere. And more a few of them must have surprised as a whinge of journalists noun) breezed past on strange looking cruisers.

You couldn’t do that on a Street What really stood out to me was throughout the whole day, I think about the bike’s once. It went exactly I wanted it to, not once did I feel I was running wide, or that I do with more ground There are no footboards gouging the here, no concerns about home with half of exhaust chamfered off.

Ducati Diavel

It doesn’t just handle for a cruiser; it handles well for a

And yet, while it’ll with the best of them, it cruises like a cruiser The massive 1198-derived Testastretta sounds like a Chinook at but is as gentle as a paper plane if you it to be. Knock it into top gear and between 30 and 130mph is just a few away.

If you want to sit back, and soak it all in, then its wide and low seat make the ride an experience.

But you try and stick to top gear and soak it in. virtually impossible. The red mist is on tap and flows the most when you see a a few corners ahead. Whilst the has more than enough to wheelie from slow once you get the motor wound up, you can get the down with a total of finesse and the 240-section Pirelli Rosso II will cope, the Diavel forwards, with no of the front lifting or the rear breaking traction.

Most of the When the rear Pirelli cope, Ducati’s Traction steps in and gently corrects over enthusiastic demands, the rear wheel in line and bikes struggling to keep up.

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