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|Ducati Diavel Standard||Manual||
Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically Actuated Valves Per Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
|NA||159.6 bhp @ 9250 rpm|
|Ducati Diavel Carbon||Manual||
Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated Valves Per Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
|NA||159.6 bhp @ 9250 rpm|
18th March, 2015: Today, Ducati Diavel range has been launched in India along with other motorcycles by the company. The bike comes in three variants: Ducati Diavel, Diavel Carbon and Diavel Titanium. All these machines feature a 1198.4cc, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 162hp of power. As evident from their names, Ducati Diavel is the most basic version while Diavel Carbon comes with considerable use of carbon fibre in its body. The third variant, Diavel Titanium employs titanium on the headlight cover and fuel tank. The smashing series ranges from Rs. 22 lacs to Rs. 37 lacs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Ducati Diavel is one of the most robust cruiser motorcycles that promises superior body dynamics and appreciable performance. The range has refreshed Indian cruiser bike segment by offering worth on price, high-end machines.
Ducati Diavel gets its power from a 1198.4cc, liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11° L-Twin engine that is mated to a six-speed transmission system. The mill churns out a maximum power of 162hp at 9,250rpm with a peak torque of 130.5Nm at 8000rpm. The ride by wire controlled electronic fuel injection system delivers a quick throttle response with uninterrupted power.
Ducati Diavel is put together on a tubular steel trellis frame. It runs on 120/70 ZR17 tyres at the front and 180/55 ZR17 tyres at the rear. The Pirelli tyres provide a better grip and comes with 14-spoke aluminium alloy wheels. The suspension duties are carried out by Marzocchi fully adjustable 50mm upside-down forks at the front and fully adjustable rear monoshock with progressive linkage at the rear. The bike comes fitted with Brembo 320mm dual discs with four piston callipers at the front and 265mm disc with twin piston calliper at the rear. The Bosch ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) assures safety and stability.
The body dynamics of the bike are neatly crafted, that gives it impressive visuals. The front profile has a quadrilateral head lamp with LED positioning lights. Its tail end comprises twin vertical red LED’s and a multi reflector strip finding space in between. Rear fender is absent, that gives a striking appearance to the bike. The bike sports a stainless steel exhaust system with aluminium tips that adds up to its aggressive stance.
The range comes with a lot of technological advancements. It features three distinct driving modes to adjust biking characteristics according to rider’s requirements and surrounding conditions. Further, the bike also sports a unique keyless ignition, that automatically turns ON the bike, when the distance between the rider (carrying the key) and bike is around 2 metres. Coming to the instrument panel, the upper LCD display is mounted on the handlebar riser and provides key information such as speed and rpm, in addition to showing warning lights, time and temperature.
Ducati Diavel registers itself as one of the most perfectly styled and magnificent cruisers globally. Wrapped in an all-black theme, the bike has numerous neat body curves here and there that give it a majestic appearance. Bolted on a tubular steel trellis frame, the bike has a wheelbase of 1,580mm that deliver it good abilities to turn sharply around the corners. The front profile of the bike receives a full LED headlamp unit integrated with two vertical positioning lights that looks stunning. A curvy fuel tank design enhances the appeal along with the fuel tank shrouds.
As we approach towards the tail end, the body profile grows aggressively with a sporty seat and a super stylish stainless steel muffler with two lambda probes. With a minimum ground clearance and a total dry weight of 130mm and 210kg, the bike stabilizes itself impressively when put aggressively on tarmac. Ducati Diavel is fitted with a fuel tank of 17 liter capacity. The split-level instrumentation of the bike displays information in two parts viz. on the fuel tank and on the handlebar. The handlebar unit comprises a digital speedometer, tachometer, tripmeter, air temperature, coolant temperature and fuel gauge. On the other hand, the other unit displays the selected driving mode.
Ducati Diavel gets its power from a 1,198.4cc, Testastretta 11° L-twin, liquid-cooled mill that comes paired with a six-speed transmission setup and wet multiplate slipper clutch arrangement. The engine generates a peak power of 162bhp at 9,250rpm with a maximum torque of 130.5Nm at 8,000rpm. It employs an electronic fuel injection system that offers crisp throttle response and superior power delivery.
Ducati Diavel is fitted with a set of grippy Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres at both ends that provide a commendable ride quality and stability. The 120/70-ZR17 front and 240/45-ZR17 rear tyres have a good adhesion to road, thereby giving an uncompromised riding experience. The company has further fitted Marzocchi fully adjustable upside down forks at the front and fully adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage at the rear to tackle the roughness of road with ease. The untamed braking power is provided by 320mm dual disc brakes with Brembo four piston calliper at the front and 265mm single disc brake with twin piston calliper at the rear. Moreover, the braking system is blessed with a high-performance ABS unit to ensure safe and secure braking.
Ducati Diavel comes with Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system that quickly senses the rear wheel spin and instructs other engine components to act accordingly in order to eliminate it. The bike gets a hands-free ignition in the form of an electronic key that works within a range of approximately 2 meters. After detecting the key in the specified radius, the bike’s systems automatically gets turned on, thereby giving an additional benefit to the rider. Ducati Diavel comes with three riding modes viz. Sport, Touring and Urban that come with different throttle and engine configurations to adjust the ride according to the surroundings. To ensure a supreme grip on the road, the manufacturer has fitted Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres in the bike that pleases the rider with their high-performance characteristic.
Bunch of Advance Features
Poor Fuel Economy
Should have a higher capacity fuel tank
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