The Ducati Diavel, 2011’s hottest new bike from the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, showcasing the brand’s continued innovations in design and technology.
A radical new approach to blending comfort and performance, the Diavel combines lightweight agility with exceptional sporting characteristics, resulting in a truly commanding new motorcycle.
Continuing the technological standard recently set by Ducati’s own Multistrada 1200 S, the Diavel features Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), Ride-By-Wire throttle and ABS brakes that combines to deliver the most dominant ride available. The lightweight and sleek Diavel weighs approximately 450 pounds.
The Diavel’s comfortable ride features one of the lowest seat heights (30.3in) in the Ducati range as well as wide tapered aluminum handlebars beautifully shaped to fit the lines of the bike. Other technological advancements include LED lighting, keyless ignition and LCD split-level instrumentation with a TFT control panel display.
Developed from the world champion Testastretta Evoluzione Superbike engine, the Ducati Diavel comes equipped with the Testastretta 11° power plant, able to harness the power of a Superbike yet produce a smooth ride, which can be adapted at the press of a button. Via the Ducati Traction Control system, the Diavel offers eight levels of traction sensitivity, which significantly increase the bike’s active safety and performance levels. What’s more, the Ducati Diavel boasts 162-horsepower in Sport and Touring modes for an adrenaline-fuelled ride, or 100 horsepower in Urban mode for a more relaxed experience.
The Ducati Diavel is available in two versions: the Diavel, $16,995, and the Diavel Carbon, $19,995, featuring a body formed entirely in carbon fiber, and forged aluminum Marchesini wheels that shave 5.5 pounds of unsprung weight from the motorcycle. Color selections for the Diavel include traditional Ducati red or pearl white and red or black carbon on the Diavel Carbon model.