DUCATI DIAVEL | Detailed Look

By - August 1st, 2011

DUCATI  DIAVEL | Detailed Look

The saying “The Devil is in the details” is perfectly suited to the new DIAVEL motorcycle by DUCATI. In fact, the term “DIAVEL” actually meant the Dark Lord himself in the Bolognese dialect and bike does have the mysterious power to “draw you in”, thanks largely to its aggressive styling done by designer Bart Janssen-Groesbeek. But as this detailed look unveils, the intrigue of the DUCATI DIAVEL is really of one thing, how do you categorize it? Its exposed framework reminds us of another DUCATI, the MONSTER which popularized the so-called “Naked Bike” genre 2 decades before. The large air intakes and radiator are derivatives of the Yamaha VMax, another street fighter which Janssen-Groesbeek worked on before. The DIAVEL’s forward pivot is a clear indication of its Superbike heritage. Yet, the cushioned ride and interchangeable suspension settings suggest otherwise. So the question at the end of the day, what is it? Not even DUCATI execs can answer that with a sentence or two. What it is, however, is a rocket on 2 wheels. Quipped with 1,198 cc V-Twin, the DIAVEL can jet out of hell before you realize you’re in it. 2 variants are available, the DUCATI DIAVEL at a cost of $16,995 US and the carbon fiber tour de force, the DUCATI DIAVEL CARBON at $19,995 US.

DUCATI  DIAVEL | Detailed Look

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