Newest Model From Audi? A Ducati Garrett On The Road

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The new Ducati Diavel, of German automaker Audi. Garrett Photo)


When Audi acquired for about $1 billion in 2012, automotive industry observers “WTF?” Was it just a trophy for Volkswagen Group honcho and enthusiast Ferdinand Piech, who had up the chance to pick up the iconic motorcycle manufacturer on the cheap in the 1980s? Or would VW Group try to the perennially cash-poor company, it had with Lamborghini, Bentley or

The old Diavel was wicked, and not in a nice (Ducati)

Looks like, Audi’s aegis, Ducati is ready to kick it up a notch. A preview of that was provided March 3 when a newly Ducati Diavel motorcycle was along with Audi’s new models at the swank Geneva Show.

The original Diavel had only come out when Audi the company, so a statement is being by investing heavily in a revision of a successful motorcycle, after more than three on the market. By comparison, Yamaha 23 years to re-do its V-Max – a that is considered a pioneer of the cruiser genre.

How does the new differ from the old one? here is how Cycle World memorably described the original

“The Diavel is a hot-chili-oil suppository up the rectum of all that is and conventional, and as more than one of us has it’s going to get somebody

Okay. That’s a lot to live up to! The Diavel offered 162 horsepower in a that weighed little than 400 pounds. It ranked the fastest production motorcycles built, with a 0-60 of 2.6 seconds.

But the experience of riding it hard was more terrifying satisfying. It was a raw, rough-edged power came on like a between the eyes. Top speed is an number you are never likely to

The new Diavel has a more finished the old one looked like some had blown off.

Ducati’s was make the new version every bit as – and maybe even a tick or two – but “smoother and more enjoyable” to Think “ride-ability”.

Ducati 999

The 90-degree, liquid-cooled, 90-degree, 1198cc engine has been completely Ducati says. Peak from is now reached at 9,250 instead of 9,500; torque has maximized from 94 pounds-feet to Part of the power-burst comes new pistons with a 12.5:1 ratio – up from 11.5:1 – and a adjustment in cam timing.

But one of the biggest performance enhancements is in how the breathes, through revised and exhaust ports, and an improved air box and exhausts.

Three adjustable settings allow full for sport riding, maximum with an added degree of “ride-ability” for rider and passenger for and a moderated 100-horsepower mode for use and for riding in wet conditions.

That’s one big rear – tire, that is.

the huge 240 section rear Ducati promises that with engine improvements to the Diavel accelerate faster and greater smoothness, and stop with improved brakes, it also handle with agility.

Visually, the new Diavel still like a plumber’s garage with exposed pipes, and ductwork twisted, threaded and around every inch of it. But is more integration and sophistication it even appears to be a bit more and ergonomically friendly to ride. And no of that odd license plate that used to hover the rear tire.

And while we an actual test ride to Audi/Ducati performance claims for the new I’m happy to report that in mostly black Dark livery, it still looks red

Ducati 999
Ducati 999
Ducati 999

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