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RideApart Review: 2013 Diavel Strada

What’s New

Ok, so not everything. But the Diavel Strada is a bike for 2013, coming in the of a touring oriented adaptation of the Ducati Diavel. The Diavel get both a windscreen and side while the bars, seat, and seat have all been for the bike’s new purpose. The bars are now up and come in at 0.6 inches higher and inches back towards the

The seat received some foam padding and the pillion got a back rest, new grab and slightly adjusted foot Electronically, the Diavel Strada got heated grips and auxiliary outlets. All of these additions and the Strada comes in at just 13 heavier than the Diavel.

I’d hoped to take this version on an official tour of sort, my schedule didn’t me to get away for more than a day so the I was able to do was 2, 200-250 round days around Southern The first, down to Julian to the Pie Company (because I love pie than most things) and the to see friends playing a certain festival in Ventura this weekend (which I’ll unnamed because people my age supposed to like that of thing).

The first thing I did when I got from picking up the bike was to the windscreen. I had a good deal of and it gave my new Schuberth C3 Pro (the helmet I’ve ever boom quite loudly. I the first part of the week with it to LA and back, and that to Julian, because it’s a wonderful day for pie .

Around town, the turns a lot of heads. More I’ve never been hit on or gotten more attention girls on any motorcycle, which surprised me (keeping in mind I a full face helmet and can’t see my face). Harley liked it and felt like the of the Diavel were similar to bikes, while other really noticed and liked the materials and finishes of the bike. And the .

Now, I haven’t ridden the Diavel so feel free to me, but the bars seemed to make a that already has somewhat of a time turning more to turn. Around town, is just something to be mindful of and keep you looking a little than smooth, but is nothing to worry about safety

The route to Julian is mostly down the 5 until you hit the 78 where it more and more rural you’re on some brilliant and clean roads out near mountain where I got to ride the The freeway on the Diavel, sans was not an enjoyable experience. The bars are a little higher than I have liked, keeping my arm in a where I had to use my forearm muscles to onto the bars.

Without the the bike is fantastic to ride town, but on freeways you become a Once we hit the slower, twisty I was glad to be without the windscreen but struggled because the bike does not want to lean It will do so if you force it, but it really a battle of wills if you want to try and do athletic on it.

Luckily, the brakes are on the bike and give you the ability to manage your entry keeping you from any sticky provided you ride cautiously. At the Diavel Strada makes an pie carrier.

I decided it was only to put the wind screen back on for my week with the bike, at for the sake of being a responsible While I missed having an view of the road and did not enjoy the it gave my helmet, it did not induce the I had previously for the remainder of the week for one particularly windy section of Hwy 1 in so I guess I won’t really Ducati for my experience riding the home initially.

I appreciated the extra wind my remaining days commuting to with it, and the boom wasn’t as long as I kept my speeds On Sunday, I rode to Ventura to see who were playing a music and decided to take Hwy 1 up. Sunday are one of the only times you can catch LA without traffic on them and the is much more comfortable to be on at with that windshield on and the sail effect turned

I had similar problems with the on the twisty sections of Hwy 1, especially riding quickly to pass in the passing lanes.

I will people assume you know you’re doing or you’re an human being when a bike that looks nice (read: expensive). By the I got up there, they were making cars park a mile away. I was told to say going to the production lot” not having any credentials and each cop or employee I encountered didn’t despite my having seen turn away two guys on a who had been 2oo yards ahead of me.

A few too many hours on my feet, too bustling teenagers who can’t out how to walk without bumping people, and dropping temps and I home a little earlier planned. My 90 mile ride meant 88 miles of freeway and the absolutely ate the miles. The seat is but I would like to see them a gel seat like the one for the Multistrada for a like this.

The heated (operated by pressing the starter) my hands at a nice temp the windscreen kept me comfy the way home.

The fit and finish of the bike are The bike is definitely an eye catcher and a reaction.

The power is incredibly especially if you’re in a straight

The bike is relatively comfy coming from someone never comfortable means you all find it extremely comfortable).

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The displays give you tons of though I wish they include a gas gauge if they’re to include everything else.

The windscreen is a nice addition, I feel they could spent more time on its and the bags are useful for day to day stuff, but size (a reported 10 liters) them from being good for any real touring.

The gas is decent (I averaged 41 mpg with a of 150 miles or so during my two weeks it) for a bike that makes much power that is addicting to use.

I’ve covered most of this, but for the of thoroughness, the windscreen is poorly and provides a decent boom in an silent helmet, as well as buffeting.

The bags are more than nothing, but too small for touring.

The headlight (the or very similar to the one used on the is incredibly bad, especially you introduce two different displays on the that are too bright and make the thrown by the headlight appear worse in contrast.

I really like the position of the bars, but could be more of a personal than one everyone will

The biggest issue I have the bike is the cornering, but I suppose if you are at this in comparison with big power cruisers, that something you’re too worried

Also, the button to turn the on is wedged under the digital and is difficult to see, let alone to turn on the bike. You feel you’re on a hidden camera the first few times you struggle to it.

The Price

The 2013 Ducati Strada has an MSRP of $19,495. is compared to the Diavel Dark, retails for $17,695, and the Diavel which retails for $20,495. I even know what to compare the Diavel or Diavel to, but I’m guessing it probably tops the price wise.

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