Latest 2011 Ducati Diavel Review

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Latest 2011 Ducati Review

All right, let’s clean and admit this really a review of Ducati’s new bike, the power-cruiser-esque Diavel. But info recently gathered – comments from Ducati’s plus the timeless seat-bounce – we now have a clearer idea of the of this controversial new Italian Factory MotoGP rider Hayden Hayden rode the onto the LA Auto Show’s two days ago, culminating a tire-smoking burnout.

Ducati was to share the spotlight with the AMG of Mercedes-Benz, together announcing a new that sees the high-performance AMG sponsoring Ducati’s MotoGP

Ducati’s MotoGP rider Hayden smokes the Diavel’s next to an AMG CLS 63. AMG announced sponsorship of GP team at the LA Auto Show.

Hayden’s smoky entrance, the of international automotive media ignored the new 550-hp CLS 63 AMG and flocked to the chunky Diavel.

The deal sponsorship of Ducati’s GP team for two plus an option to extend it, and the effort will also test rides/drives at each events. And company reps about the possibility of one day cooperating on products.

“I’m pretty sure our AMG Studio will be able to the spirit of Ducati in a very AMG someday,” teased Ola Källenius, CEO of GmbH, “but that’s for another show.”

“Our and our designers will have a lot of from them, and vice their designers,” Gabriele del president and CEO of Ducati Motor S.p.A, told .

A of auto journalists gather the new Ducati Diavel. Ducati CEO del Torchio stands next to his GP Nicky Hayden, while AMG and brass enjoy the shared

Coincidentally, the companies share a of using desmodromic valve Mercedes employed the mechanical-closing design in its fearsome W196 Prix racer from while Ducati’s legendary Fabio Taglioni first the system in the 1956 125 Desmo GP and the Bologna-based company continues to use valves in its current range of engines.

The 1199cc V-Twin the odd but successful Multistrada finds a new in the Diavel, seen for the first in North America at this auto show. We were to try it on for size shortly after warmed it up.

“I’ve got a Ducati 848 at home, but I need to add one of these because something different,” said the Kid.

Nicky Hayden, the MotoGP world champion, on the Diavel shortly after a grand entrance at the LA Auto He may be smiling because he likes the or it might be because he was just he’ll be getting an AMG Mercedes as of a new sponsorship agreement.

The Diavel is different, and it’s often derided by traditional Ducatisti who the brand’s performance heritage. the Diavel (“devil” in Bolognese) is at a new clientele.

“I truly believe we’re going to open a new segment, as we did many years ago we introduced the Monster,” del Torchio “It was a new category in the market, and we think the will do the same.”

Ducati are cautious about describing new creation as a cruiser, even if its and low stance points it in that relative to something like an

“It’s very comfortable, powerful and easy to ride,” del Torchio, who has ridden the Diavel in form.

Ducati’s CEO Gabriele del astride his company’s bold new while Mercedes-AMG CEO Ola Källenius his CLS 63 looks as cool as the Ducati.

a chance to see the Diavel in the flesh, it smaller than the impression it in photos. It takes but a short of a leg to get onto the 29.5-inch seat, possible by a low-mounted horizontal shock. The saddle’s bucket-like feels comfy but doesn’t much fore/aft room, and nicely highlighted by red stitching.

Lieb, CEO of M-B USA, aboard the Note the rider ergonomics are comfortable yet sporty.

Don’t anything like ape-hanger on this pseudo cruiser, as are set quite far forward relative to a cruiser. Similarly, its footpegs are forward compared to other but they are placed comfortably ahead of the seating area. A view is dominated by the large of the 5.3-gallon fuel tank and radiators.

Clutch pull feels light.

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Pulling the Diavel off its requires little effort, as the version we sat on (with forged-aluminum and carbon-fiber accents) is said to just 456 pounds – less any 750cc-plus cruiser we can think of. And is a 1200cc “cruiser” with a 162 horses, enough, said del to reach nearly 150 mph.

putting the cruiser label to is the Diavel’s cornering clearance. Del says it has up to 41 degrees of lean To put that in perspective, consider Harley’s raciest bike, the can achieve a 39- or 40-degree lean touching hard parts.

played a key part in the Diavel’s creating a wide (240mm) tire with a more profile than fat cruiser Pirelli reps claim it offers neutral turn-in unlike anything this that was previously offered. If broad bun fails to get your the imposing stacked mufflers look big enough to fire rounds) will.

The Diavel’s view is perhaps its most The massive exhaust pipes and make for an imposing impression.

That steamroller tire is on display thanks to a single-sided and a truncated tailsection that a faired-in taillight and clear-lens LED strips. A stylish steel-trellis plate bracket extends the swingarm, further cleaning up the view.

Further adding to the high-end appeal are the presence of body panels rather cheap plastic. The fuel covers and the tailsection are fabricated the lightweight metal.

Pillion are cleverly unobtrusive – footpegs down from the tailsection on brackets, while a grab slides out from its stowed above the taillight.

So, although we really yet know how the Diavel ride, we have some first impressions. It has a captivating in person, and despite its cruiser it looks every inch a Ducati with its red trellis and sport-spec suspension and brakes. is literally nothing quite it.

And consider the Porsche Cayenne which was roundly scoffed at by purists. It went on to become the best seller, providing an for those who desired a 911 but couldn’t buying one because of family or concerns.

The Diavel’s front end shows its heritage, with Brembo brakes, DLC anti-stiction fork and gargantuan exhaust headers. The Carbon version seen features forged-aluminum wheels machined accents.

The standard will retail for $16,995 it arrives in dealers early year. The upmarket Diavel rings in at a spendy $19,995 for the version; it’ll cost $400 to get it in red. The Diavel’s bona fides will be put to the early in February of 2011 its press introduction.

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