After months of speculation and spy photography the long wait is over. The very innovative new Ducati Diavel has been unveiled this morning at the Milan Show. The name Diavel is the Bolognese dialect word for “devil” (Ducati factory is in Bologna.) Lightweight and agile (456 lbs or 257 kg) like all Ducatis, the Diavel takes the man-motorcycle relationship to the next level by incorporating the best of Ducati latest technologies. Superbike derived Testastretta 11° engine, ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes (sport, cruising, urban) in stunning looks. The list of features is extremely impressive.
1- Engine: The heart of the Diavel is the Ducati Testastretta 11° developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. 162hp and colossal 94lbs-ft of torque, The revised intake and exhaust ports combined with radical adjustment of the cam timing have enabled Ducati to achieve a fantastic torque curve at low rpm, which remains strong through a wider rev-range. Twin lateral radiators positioned on both sides of the bike- cool the engine. This unique feature combined with a new 64mm water pump help increase flow rate by 35% at high rpm, enabling highly efficient cooling from the stylish air ducts 2- Gearbox: it uses high-strength materials to manage the increased power output and enhanced grip generated by the 240 section rear tire, which also requires the use of a 16mm longer gearbox output shaft for drive chain routing. he transmission features an oil bath clutch with “slipper” function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar 3- Exhaust: A massive 58mm (2.28in) section exhaust headers lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal lengths that enable the Diavel’s efficient power delivery. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling via a large airbox. 3- Frame is signature Ducati Trellis frame using large diameter, light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe. This achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining lightweight and compact. The long, die-cast aluminim, single-sided swingarm provides great “feel” at the rear-end with a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) and a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°. 4- Suspension: black-bodied 50mm Marzocchi front forks that are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. 5- Wheels: stunning, custom 14-spoke wheels with machine-finished detailing. The front rim is 3.5×17, while the rear, which is “flow-formed” for enhanced structure and lightness, boasts a massive 8×17 rim. 6- Brakes: front brakes use Brembo’s incredibly powerful Monobloc callipers, The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted callipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston calliper, also by Brembo. The system is equipped with the latest, most compact, Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS system. Ducati Motorcycles.