Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Ducati Diavel

The Ducati Diavel is the second cruiser motorcycle from Ducati, after the Indiana of 1986–1990. The 2011 model year Diavel debuted in November 2010 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. The engine is a retuned version of the 1,198.4 cc (73.13 cu in) Testastretta from the 1198 superbike, now called the Testastretta 11° for its 11° valve overlap (reduced from 41°). This bike, which looks like a typical Ducati Monster which spent too many days at the gym, is very muscular and it tune with the power cruiser style.

It competes with the segment leader Yamaha Vmax, the Harley Davidson V-rod and the Triumph Rocket III. Though detuned, its engine still manages to produce 162 bhp of raw power at 9500 rpm. It might not be as high as the Vmax's power output(200+ bhp), but uses its v-twin engines humongous torque output to give it gut-wrenching acceleration. It manages to hit the 62mph mark in just 2.5 seconds, which is the same time that Ducati's flagship 1199 Panigale takes. It shares its engine with Ducati's Multistrada. The engine also powered the streetfighter

Styling for the Diavel was developed in-house, although the project began under the leadership of Ducati's previous design chief, Pierre Terblanche, who commissioned Glynn Kerr, freelance designer and design columnist for Motorcycle Consumer News, to produce the initial concept sketches. In the US, most Diavel buyers appear to be existing riders age 50 and over, with more women than usual attracted to the bike, and some Harley-Davidson owners, especially V-Rod riders, trading for the new Ducati power cruiser.

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