September 15, 2015: Recently, there was a news in the air that the Ducati is going to snatch the Sports look from the ongoing Ducati Diavel in its upcoming second gen model in 2016. The upcoming 2016 model will look like a normal cruiser bike and its sportier touch will be missed by the followers. The second gen Ducati Diavel may come with some important changes in the engine. Also, it will be furnished with flatter and lower height of fuel tank that will steal the sporty look from the cruiser. Ducati’s new arrival Diavel cruiser is expected to launch soon at EICMA.
Few months back, the Italian Manufacturing Company has introduced it’s Ducati Diavel range in the country along with few other motorcycles. It comes with three variants i.e. Ducati Diavel, Diavel Carbon and Diavel Titanium. All the three machines are powered by 1198.4cc, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, liquid-cooled engine that pumps out 162hp of power. It is clear from their names that the Ducati Diavel is the most basic version while Diavel Carbon comes with considerable use of carbon fibre in its body. The third and last variant, Diavel Titanium has titanium work on the headlight cover and fuel tank. The smashing series ranges from Rs. 22 lacs to Rs. 37 lacs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
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|Ducati Diavel Standard||Manual||
Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically Actuated Valves Per Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
|Ducati Diavel Carbon||Manual||
Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated Valves Per Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
|Ducati Diavel Carbon Star White||Manual||
Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated Valves Per Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
The manufacturer has offered it with a marvelous body structure and perceptible performance, which makes it one of the toughest cruiser motorcycles. The range has refreshed Indian cruiser bike segment by offering worth on price, high-end machines. It is powered by a 1198.4cc, liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11° L-Twin engine that comes linked to a six-speed transmission system. It develops a maximum power of 162bhp at 9250rpm with a peak torque of 130.5Nm at 8000 RPM. Apart from this, it is equipped with wire controlled electronic fuel injection system that offers quick throttle response with uninterrupted power. The bike comes with a tubular steel trellis frame. It has 120/70 ZR17 tyres at the front and 180/55 ZR17 tyres at the rear. The Pirelli tyres provide a good bite and comes with 14-spoke aluminumm alloy wheels. Furthermore, the manufacturer has also configured it with Marzocchi's fully adjustable 50mm upside-down forks suspension at the front and fully adjustable rear monoshock suspension with progressive linkage at the rear end. Besides this, it comes incorporated with Brembo 320mm dual discs with four pistoncaliperss at the front and 265mm disc with twin pistoncaliperr at the rear. It also comes fitted with the Bosch Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which provides safety and stability.
The body structure of this bike is nicely crafted, which gives it amazing appearance. The front section equipped with a quadrilateral head lamp along with LED positioning lights. The tail profile of the bike consists of twin vertical red LED’s and a multi reflector strip finding space in between. There is no rear fender in this bike, which gives a spectacular appearance. The bike sports a stainless steel exhaust system with aluminumm tips that adds up to its aggressive stance.
This bike comes fitted with a lot of technological improvements. It is furnished with three different driving modes to adjust biking features as per rider’s requirements and nearby conditions. Moreover, the bike also equipped withan uniquekey lesss ignition, which can start the bike automatically, when the distance between the rider and bike is around 2 meters. The instrument console of the bike is designed neatly, the upper LCD display is mounted on the handlebar riser and gives a plenty of informations about speed, rpm, warning lights, time, and temperature.
The bike makes its own place as one of the most perfectly designed and magnificent cruisers globally. This cruiser motorcycle comes wrapped in an all-black theme along with neat body curves, which provides it an superb appearance. This bike built on a tubular steel trellis frame and has wheelbase of 1580 mm, which offers it more power to turn sharply around the corners. The front section comes with a full LED headlamp, which is incorporated with two vertical positioning lights that makes it look even more amazing. Besides this, it has sharply designed fuel tank along with the fuel tank shrouds, which improves its overall appearance.
Coming to tail section, the body structure of the bike has a sporty seat with super elegant stainless steel muffler. It has a ground clearance of 130 mm. Total dry and kerbb weight of the bike are 210 kg and 239 kg respectively. The motorcycle is furnished with neatly designed fuel tank and has a storage capacity of 17 liters. The instrumental console displays the information in two parts i.e. first on the fuel tank and other one is on the handlebar. First part of the console displays the information about the selected driving mode. On the other hand, the handlebar unit consists of a digital speedometer, tachometer, tripmeter, air temperature, coolant temperature and fuel gauge.
The company configured it with a 1,198.4cc, Testastretta 11° L-twin, liquid-cooled mill along with a six-speed transmission setup and wet multi plate slipper clutch arrangement. It churns out a peak power of 162bhp at 9250rpm with a maximum torque of 130.5 Nm at 8000rpm. Furthermore, it is furnished with wire controlled electronic fuel injection system, which provides it a crisp throttle response and superior power delivery.
The bike comes fitted with a set of grippy Pirelli DiabloRosso II tyres, which offers an admirable ride quality and safety. The 120/70-ZR17 front and 240/45-ZR17 rear tyres have a good grip to road, thereby giving an uncompromised riding experience. This motorcycle also comes fitted with Marzocchi fully adjustable 50mm upside down forks at the front and fully adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage at the rear to handle the bumpiness of road easily. Moreover, it is integrated with 320mm dual disc brakes with Brembo four piston caliper at the front and 265mm single disc brake with twin piston caliper at the rear. Besides, it is equipped with high-performance Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which ensure safe and secure braking.
The Italian manufacturer has offered it with a Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system. The system instantly senses the spin of the rear wheel and gave commands to other parts of engine to work accordingly in order to stop it. The bike also comes with a unique key less ignition, which works within a range of around 2 meters and it can start the bike automatically. It also configured with three types of riding modes i.e. Sport, Touring and Urban. All the riding modes of the bike offers different throttle and engine configurations for adjusting the ride according to the terrains. The company has also furnished it with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres offering a better bite on the road and delights the rider with its high-performance features.
Bunch of Advance Features
Poor Fuel Economy
Should have a higher capacity fuel tank
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