Getting Away With It
With a superbike-derived engine and custom bike design, the Diavel is nothing like any of its Italian siblings. It’s a rare breed, one that steals design aspects from bikes of almost every different segment, and brings them together to create a bike that is performance-based, loaded with electronics, comfortable and most of all, unique. After a full day of riding I was still comfortable on the Diavel, with only a minor ache in my back and a huge smile on my face.
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can get can away with breaking a few rules-Ducati certainly did with the Diavel. SR
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The fully adjustable 50mm...
The fully adjustable 50mm Marzocchi fork is just one of the many superbike-derived components Ducati engineers fitted the Diavel with. The unit is compliant around town and confidence inspiring in the canyons.
|MSRP: Standard: $16,995; |
|Type: Testastretta 11 liquid-cooled, DOHC L-Twin |
|Displacement: 1198.4cc |
|Bore x stroke: 106 x 67.9mm |
|Compression ratio: 11.5:1 |
|Induction: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies equivalent to 56mm diameter with RbW |
|Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II |
|Rear tire: 240/45ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II |
|Rake/trail: 28 degrees/5.12 in. (130 mm) |
|Wheelbase: 62.6 in. (1590mm) |
|Seat height: 30.3 in. (770mm) |
|Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal. (20L) |
|Claimed dry weight: Standard: 463 lb (210 kg) Carbon: 456 lb (207 kg) |