You don’t need perfect vision to see that this 2015 Ducati Diavel, in any of its variant guises – the Standard, Carbon Red, Carbon White or the limited edition Titanium – like before, has the strength to bowl you out clean with its looks, design and overall sex-appeal. The latest avatar, seen in its Carbon Red guise here may have the same silhouette as the older model, but a closer look reveals a couple restyled features like the cut headlamp unit which now houses LEDs and lends the bike a grittier looking face.
Then there’s the radiator shroud that hugs the bike tighter and more angular cut exhaust tips that accentuate the beautiful single sided swingarm and that rubber monster of a 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II rear. In addition to the obvious carbon bits that bring down this bikes weight over the standard variant, the wheels are different too. These ones are forged alloys (rims on the standard model are cast iron), while the front suspension gets a coating that makes braking and its’ overall functioning a tad smoother.
The new Diavel comes with a cool split instrumentation with the speedo, tacho, clock and engine temp filling up the upper half of the digital console, while the one mounted on the long sweeping 17-litre tank displays info and rider control options like the 8-levels of traction control, ABS that can be switched off, distance trips, clock, average consumption, distance to empty, engine temp indications, and other stuff for you to cycle through. On the left corner of the lower display lies the smallest of indicators that if not paid attention to could be the cause for worry while dancing with this Diavel – the digi-fuel indicator gauge