New Ducati Diavel Revealed This Morning

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.

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20 Responses to “New Ducati Diavel Revealed This Morning”


  1. 1 IAN Nov 2nd, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    nice – rather have that than a V-Rod

  2. 2 Keith Stone Nov 2nd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    WOW ! Nice !…….. X2 what IAN said

    Does the new V-Rod have this equipment ?

    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 aluminum, 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 calipers, The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted calipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston caliper, also by Brembo. The system is equipped with the latest, most compact, Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS system.

    LOL…. prolly not, but it does have its picture taken at a monument in INDIA ! And soon to be built there too !

  3. 3 burnout Nov 2nd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    This is freakin sweet! Fredp will be drooling all over his keyboard! peace

  4. 4 Eric Maurer Nov 2nd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I’d rather have the Ducati Indiana

  5. 5 bajerry Nov 2nd, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I would rather have a bike built in Italy than one built in India..I’ve ridden a Ducati Monster, and a V-rod and you can guess which one was better handeling, faster, and definately more fun.

  6. 6 Fools Nov 2nd, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Hey Bajerry,
    Do you not understand that the bikes sold in America are still going to be 100% assembled in the US? The Indian assembled bikes are ONLY for the Indian market… Just like the Brazil assembled H-D’s are only for Brazil?

  7. 7 fredp Nov 2nd, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Oh crap!!! I just drooled all over my keyboard! Peace

  8. 8 Dave Blevins Nov 3rd, 2010 at 12:39 am

    It’s a little crowded looking, but probably a fine riding machine, as are all Ducs.

  9. 9 ROCKSTAR Nov 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Ducati wants to milk the boomer/HD crowd… sad day for a storied brand.
    Oh well, if this will keep them in GP & bring them back to WSBK..

  10. 10 James @ Open Road Biker Nov 3rd, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Nice bike, I have always wanted a Ducati to fill the sportbike position in my stable. Not sure why all of the comparisons with the V-Rod though, don’t really see them as competing styles. Now maybe if Harley still produced Buells there may have been a competing style there even though the horsepower numbers will always be too high to see it truly competing with a Harley. Harleys only hope for a true sportsbike was the MV Agusta which they sold back earlier this year.

  11. 11 hoyt Nov 3rd, 2010 at 11:37 am

    James – the above bike competes for VRod buyers much more than a Buell. Look at the geometry. It is nowhere near a Buell, even the tube framed Buells.

    Ducati sees the opportunity in the next era of cruisers. It will be interesting to watch the market respond along with HD & their copycats.

  12. 12 Bigalyts@aol.com Nov 3rd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    What a Sexy Bike. It is a Standard as well. The only problem is like all Made in Italy Products………They are made for 5’6″ – 5’10” People. It really sucks! I tried on a XXX Jacket made in Italy, it was about equivalent to a XL. I remember back in the Day……I had a pair of Gucci Loafers, and I was 13 and wore them for my Bar Mitzvah and that was last time I could Fit in a Pair of Size 12’s.

  13. 13 PEDRO Nov 3rd, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Snap out of it you lot.
    Who said anything about the v-rod trying to compete with the Ducati.

    Regardless of what anyone thinks the V-Rod is still a cruiser and was NEVER built to enter the sport bike market and a sport bike is exactly what this Ducati is.
    Compare if you wish to the 1125 Buell’s and although it don’t have all the specs, it’s not to far away in performance and i bet a shit load cheaper.

    As for Harley going to India, Read the facts and stop jumping to conclusions…
    It will be a market specific bike only and who know’s , in market’s like Australia were new riders can only ride a 250cc or a Learner Approved Motorcycle (LAMS) maybe a small capacity cruiser with a Harley badge at the right price is exactly what the brand needs to attract new riders to our brand.

  14. 14 fuji Nov 4th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    How far out of touch some people get when they start to compare motorcycles.

    First off to compare this bike with a V- Rod, Buell tells me ones knowledge of anything other than a Harley Davidson is close to nil.

    This particular model of Ducati is far more functional and purpose built for the market they are after. Not the cruiser market ! Or

    MV Augusta has / had more in terms of comparison than the Motor company’s attempt with Buell

    This bike is attractive slim line and very functional looking with a saddle that places the rider into a position to become one with the bike. For max handling. The purpose.

    Probably one of the best sounding bikes on the road.

  15. 15 Woody Nov 4th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    True, the V-Rod wasn’t built to compete with anything, (and to that end, it doesn’t) it was built because a few folks at H-D decided it needed to be built whether it would make money or not. Sadly, a lot of their employees will be paying for that kind of thinking for a long time in the form of smaller paychecks or none at all.

  16. 16 Jack Nov 5th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    It is not just a matter of comparing bikes. It’s also about getting on the short list of x type of buyer.

    Buyers who are considering a V-Max , V-Rod, or Hammer, will put the above Ducati on their list more than buyers who are considering R1, Buell, etc.

  17. 17 jatinder pal Nov 10th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Badass bike with italian heritage….collector item.

  18. 18 cherished number plates Nov 15th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I want to know about different types of number plates of vehicles.

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