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2016 - 2018 Ducati Diavel

2016 - 2018 Ducati Diavel
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  • Ducati Diavel
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    2016- 2018
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  • Engine:
    L-Twin
  • Displacement:
    1198 cc
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What The Offspring Of A Sportbike And A Cruiser Would Be

The Diavel is Ducati’s second venture into the cruiser market — the Indiana being the first — but I’m not sure the designers have the same idea of what a cruiser is as the American motorcycling public thinks about a cruiser. Powered by a 1198 cc engine packing 152 horsepower and 91 pound-feet of torque, the Diavel is more of a power-cruiser-sportbike and might appeal to riders from either market.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Diavel.

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2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel

2017 Ducati Diavel Diesel

When two Italian houses meet, this ought to happen

You are allowed to think that Ducati has mastered the dark arts and cooked up this mad looking Diavel from a parallel universe with the help of another Italian madhouse Haute couture production, Diesel. Together they have couped up a radical looking post-apocalyptic machine that will tear apart any other cruiser down to its soul.

This motorcycle was announced as part of Milan Men’s Fashion Week 2017 and was launched at the Motor Bike Expo Italy in 2017.

In the words of Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali – “The collaboration with Diesel enabled us to explore original stylistic and technical aspects whilst staying within the Ducati brand and fully respecting its values. In this case, we worked with Diesel on an already uniquely original bike like the Diavel and the result was surprising to put it mildly. The details characterizing the Diavel Diesel cannot fail to captivate connoisseurs of special bikes but also people from different walks of life, such as fashion. It’s always stimulating for us to move outside the world of motorcycling and widen our brand’s areas of interest”.

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My Top Five Bike Picks For Women Who Don't Want A Cruiser

My Top Five Bike Picks For Women Who Don’t Want A Cruiser

Yeah, We’re Short, But We Like To Go Fast, Too

Is being a woman and wanting to ride a motorcycle a big deal nowadays? It isn’t as much a ’big deal’ now as it was a few decades ago. Our culture is more open to folks of the female gender doing anything and everything we want to do, but there is still a certain barrier when it comes to riding a motorcycle. Why? Because traditionally, bikes were designed with men in mind, at least 5’ 8” tall and with enough upper body strength to wrestle the weight and pick one up if it ended up on its side. Women were generally relegated to cruisers because we are typically shorter than men and cruisers have the low seat heights. That is changing as more manufacturers recognize that there is a whole customer base out here with money to spend. So what shall we spend our money on if we don’t want a plain ol’ cruiser?

Continue reading for my top 5 motorcycle picks that aren’t cruisers.

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2016 - 2018 Ducati Diavel

2016 - 2018 Ducati Diavel

What The Offspring Of A Sportbike And A Cruiser Would Be

The Diavel is Ducati’s second venture into the cruiser market — the Indiana being the first — but I’m not sure the designers have the same idea of what a cruiser is as the American motorcycling public thinks about a cruiser. Powered by a 1198 cc engine packing 152 horsepower and 91 pound-feet of torque, the Diavel is more of a power-cruiser-sportbike and might appeal to riders from either market.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Diavel.

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2016 - 2018 Ducati XDiavel / XDiavel S

2016 - 2018 Ducati XDiavel / XDiavel S

The Sport-Cruiser That Really Is A Sportbike Cruiser

It’s safe to say that “cruiser” isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind when I think of Ducati, or even the third, yet here we are with the XDiavel and its slightly dressier, “S” trim package that carries the brand into uncharted waters. The “X” is meant to signify the cross and blending of the two worlds — cruiser and sport — and the end result is what the factory calls a “Techno-cruiser” due to its melding of Italian performance DNA and a more cruise-tastic rider triangle than you normally see from this brand. Powered by a 1,262 cc Testastretta engine, the XDiavel duo put the “sport” in “sport-cruiser” and opens the performance field to folks that ordinarily wouldn’t have such an option.

Continue reading formy review of the Ducati XDiavel and XDiavel S.

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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane.

For the first time, the Ducati’s Devil looks sane.

Diavel S gets an all new Iceberg White paintjob and its looks just as good.

First showcased at the EICMA motor show in Milan 2015, the xDiavel took all eyeballs for a trippy show. Long and low, with sleek and sexy lines, forward controls and a low seat height, this bike was something totally new from the Italian company known the world over for blending impeccable design and high-performance machines. Something like putting purists into a realm of more content and less bitter.

The bike always had a menacing outlook to it that was both handsome and evil at the same time. Rightfully it was quoted as ‘The Gentleman and The Bastard’. Now, the brand has given the premium ’S’ variant of the bike a whole new character that contradicts its otherwise antagonist outlook. And they did that by just having the bike painted in Iceberg White.

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Ducati's devil falls in the hands of Fred Krugger to work his witchcraft on it.

Ducati’s devil falls in the hands of Fred Krugger to work his witchcraft on it.

Calling it as The Thiverval, the Belgian magician has pushed evil boundaries here.

When Ducati rolled out the Diavel prototype for the first time out of the factory in 2010, one person who saw that chiselled rear exclaimed saying "Ignurànt comm’ al Diavel!" in Bolognese dialect. That means "Evil, like the devil!". The rest, as they say, is history.

Fast forward seven years and the Diavel still manages to rumble on the streets with aplomb and break necks, unlike anything. Now, Ducati has commissioned a Belgian custom builder Fred Krugger, one of planet earth’s highly acclaimed custom builder, to work his magic potion on the XDiavel S. The bike was showcased at the Bikers’ Classics at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, that was held on the first weekend of July 2017.

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Ducati Diavel Plus Diesel Equals Good, M'kay?

Ducati Diavel Plus Diesel Equals Good, M’kay?

It’s been a minute since Ducati unleashed the Monster Diesel on the world, and to be fair, it looked much like just about every other mid-size naked out there. This new Ducati-Diesel collaboration in the Diavel Diesel is not that bike. Diesel’s influence is obvious at a glance, and while I gotta say it took some cojones to take this route, the destination is something remarkable. The builders managed to take the voluptuous curves and polished finish of the Diavel and give it a rough, homespun look like nothing else on the road.

Continue reading for more on the Ducati Diavel Diesel.

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Recall on '16-'17 Ducati XDiavel

Recall on ’16-’17 Ducati XDiavel

Ducati North America is scrambling to correct a potentially dangerous problem concerning its rear-drive sprocket. Apparently, the retaining nut on the affected models may have been insufficiently tightened, which can cause loss of power and control. This problem affects the XDiavel models that were manufactured between July 7th, 2015 and June 22nd, 2016.

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2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon

2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon

The intoxicating design, with innovative LED headlight, and refined rider comfort of the new Diavel may imply "cruiser," but the brute force of its 162 hp Testastretta engine and its razor sharp handling prove otherwise.

The Diavel Carbon exemplifies the distinctive style and sporty soul of the Diavel with high-quality, light-weight components. Clad with carbon fiber and Marchesini forged wheels, weight is reduced to just 205 kg, only further enhancing the performance of this extraordinary motorcycle.

Continue reading for more information on the 2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon.

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Ducati Diavel Caught Testing On Public Roads

Ducati Diavel Caught Testing On Public Roads

An updated version of the Ducati Diavel is expected to make its debut at the 2015 EICMA Motorcycle Show on November 2015. But before it graces the stage in Milan, Italy, a test mule of the cruiser-style sportsbike was spotted getting some run in Italy. Unlike test cars that can be covered in layers of camouflage to hide their design, test bikes don’t have that kind of luxury so when the new Diavel was spotted, it already showcased some of the changes that we can expect from the new model.

To be clear, most of the updated Diavel’s greasy bits indicate that it’s going to retain many of the components that are already in the existing model. But as prototypes go, there are a handful of noticeable changes that adds more of that cruiser DNA into the bike. Not that it’s going to make that leap completely, but the all-new frame, reshaped seat, re-routed exhausts, and the higher degree of the steering angle have some cruiser styling in them. The front section also boasts of a new headlight that isn’t as upright as the previous version. Moving to the side, you’ll notice that the massive air intakes that dominated the side profile of the current Diavel are now gone, exposing more of the frame and the rear cylinder.

More than anything else, the new Diavel looks to have a more relaxed look to it. Dare I say, should we already start calling it a cruiser?

Continue reading to learn more about the new Ducati Diavel.

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Video: Ducati Diavel Takes On Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Video: Ducati Diavel Takes On Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

We’ve seen our fair share of “car vs bike” drag races and if I do say so myself, these things never get old. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving, only it’s limited to watching them on YouTube videos. But even that doesn’t take away from the spectacle of seeing a high-powered sports car throw down against an equally imposing superbike.

This race is admittedly a few months old, but that’s the beauty of the Internet. Hidden gems like this are kept stowed away but can be unearthed any time, providing quality entertainment to anybody who watches it. Well, I found myself captivated by this particular match-up: a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray taking on a 2015 Ducati Diavel.

Two machines that are arguably at the peak of their powers. One is bringing a whole new level of energy to the American sports car market whereas the other continues to reign in the Italian sports bike segment. It’s an interesting match-up, to say the least, and one that had a pretty surprising result, not because of which machine won, but the way it seemingly did it in dominating fashion.

Care to guess who got smoked and who did the, uhh, smoking? Click play and find out! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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2015 Ducati Diavel

2015 Ducati Diavel

The Ducati Diavel was first introduced in 2011 as the Italian manufacturer’s second cruiser, following in the footsteps of the Indiana, which went out of commission in 1990.

My, how times have changed.

These days, the Diavel is widely considered as part cruiser, part sportsbike, a distinction that has made it one of Ducati’s most controversial machines. A lot of people didn’t like the Diavel at first and Ducati was bombarded with complaints that such a bike - a cruiser!?! - betrayed everything that Ducati stood for.

But that’s precisely why the Diavel was controversial. For all the flogging it received, a lot of people who ended up buying the bike came away impressed with its uncompromising combination of style and power, two things that Ducatis is also known for.

The arrival of the 2015 model represents the next evolution of the Diavel. Oh, and in case you don’t know, this bad boy is littered with all sorts of new features and components. It’s hard to name another bike that has been talked about more in the past four years than the Diavel. The fact that it’s only been around since 2011 only adds to its growing legacy.

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2014 Ducati Diavel Strada

2014 Ducati Diavel Strada

The Strada version of the Ducati Diavel comes with a set of special accessories especially developed to increase the rider’s comfort. Among them you’ll find side bags, a windshield, a new seat and raised handlebars.

The motorcycle sports Ducati’s modern Testastretta 11°, 1198.4 cc, L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit that offers a perfect balance between a sporty performance and an enjoyable ride. The unit puts out a maximum power of 119 KW (162 Hp) at 9,500 rpm and 127.5 Nm (94 Lb-Ft) of torque at 8,000 rpm. All this power is handled by a 6 speed transmission with wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control.

For enhanced performances, the 2014 Ducati Diavel Strada is also equipped with a Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system which uses three different mappings (sport, touring and city) to regulate the power delivery.

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2014 Ducati Diavel

2014 Ducati Diavel

Fast, agile and strong, the Ducati Diavel is an imposing machine that has all it needs to make you fall in love with it from the moment you touch its handlebars.

The motorcycle weighs only 210 kg and is powered by a 1198.4cc, Testastretta 11°, L-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which rewards you with a maximum power of 162 hp at 9,500 Rpm and 127.5 Nm (94 Lb-Ft) of torque at 8,000 Rpm.

For enhanced performances, the Diavel is also packed with the company’s electronic Riding Modes which include a choice of three pre-set modes namely Urban, Sport and Touring. Other features worthy of being mentioned include the Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system and Ducati’s Traction Control (DTC).

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by a capable breaking system which includes Monobloc calipers that grab 320mm discs up front and a single 265mm disc at the rear.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Ducati Diavel.

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2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon

2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon

Searching for a versatile, yet sporty motorcycle which is able to cope great with race tracks, city streets and highway? Then you should take a closer look at the Ducati Diavel Carbon.

“The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

Apart from its attractive design the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon is equipped with a strong 1198.4cc heart. The engine is mated on a six speed transmission and puts out 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm and 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm.

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2012 Ducati Diavel AMG

2012 Ducati Diavel AMG

Ducati has celebrated its partnership with AMG by producing the Diavel AMG Special Edition, inspired by the German maker’s unmistakeable styling. Combining exclusivity with high performance, the Diavel AMG Special Edition is the perfect synthesis of two unequalled brands with a shared passion for exceptional achievement, unique design and conscientious attention to detail.

The unmistakeable design of the Diavel Carbon is enhanced by refined AMG-inspired, branded sport features. The Diavel AMG Special Edition features: splendid forged 5-spoke wheels, carbon fibre air vents with aluminium trimming, an all-new sports exhaust and a seat with horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara®. Frame, tank and passenger seat cover are in the AMG’s Diamond White, contrasting assertively with the opaque black of the carbon fibre. Further underlining the model’s exclusivity, each bike is numbered and will have a plate mounted on the engine carrying the signature of the worker who manually calibrated the Desmodromic system timing.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Ducati Diavel AMG.

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2012 Ducati Diavel Cromo

2012 Ducati Diavel Cromo

The Ducati Diavel Cromo features a tasty gloss black paint job combined with a chromium-plated tank. This aggressive paint scheme is completed by horizontal seat stitching and classic Ducati logos.

Perhaps it goes without saying that the Diavel Cromo keeps all major traits of the Diavel family rewarding its rider with first class ergonomics and maximum performance.

Talking about performance, the motorcycle is powered by the Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which puts out 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm and 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque at 8000rpm. The engine is linked to a six speed gear box which offers smooth and precise shifts.

One of the most important modern technologies hosted by the Ducati Diavel Cromo is the racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) which is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance.

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2012 Ducati Diavel

2012 Ducati Diavel

Ducati’s engineers wanted to develop a bike that’s able to offer first class performances but is also comfortable, good looking and practical. The result is Ducati Diavel, a motorcycle that’s able to do reward you a thrilling riding experience without sacrificing comfort and practicality.

“The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

The bike’s chassis uses a black-bodied 50mm Marzocchi front forks which are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. Out back you’ll find the die-cast aluminum, single-sided swingarm.

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2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo

2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo

The 2013 Ducati Diavel Cromo features the sporty design language typical for any member of the Diavel family, but unlike its siblings it comes with a chrome mirror-finish tank, which contrasts with the gloss black parts. This color scheme is combined with horizontal seat stitching and classic Ducati logos.

The Ducati Diavel Cromo is built on a unique Trellis frame with light gauge tubing and two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe.

At the heart of the Ducati Diavel Cromo lies the Ducati Testastretta 11° which comes with a revised the cam timing configuration. The engine develops a maximum output of 162hp @ 9500rpm and 94lb-ft of torque @ 8000rpm.

The bike features Ducati’s electronic Riding Modes which includes three settings namely Urban, Touring and Sport. The three modes are enabled by combining technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

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2013 Ducati Diavel Dark

2013 Ducati Diavel Dark

The Ducati Diavel Dark comes with a tasty black paintjob and is powered by a strong 162 hp engine especially developed to deliver top notch performances and mind blowing acceleration. The bike features a sporty design language with muscular lateral radiators and an imposing 240 section rear tyre. The Ducati Diavel Dark is built on Ducati’s signature Trellis frame which uses large diameter, light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe.

The Diavel incorporates the company’s electronic Riding Modes – Urban, Touring and Sport. The three modes are enabled by combining technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC), and can be selected by means of the left-hand switchgear even while riding.

The bike sits on 17 inch, 14-spoke wheels shod in front 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II and rear 240/45 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires.

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2013 Ducati Diavel Carbon

2013 Ducati Diavel Carbon

The 2013 Ducati Diavel Carbon is the sporty version of the Ducati Strada and features a more aggressive styling, being devoid of the massive saddle bags found at its sibling.

Like the 2013 Diavel Strada, the Diavel Carbon features a series of modern technologies especially developed to improve the bike’s performance. Among them you’ll find the electronic Driving Modes, the Ride-by-Wire system and the Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

The 2013 Diavel Carbon is equipped with Ducati’s Testastretta 11° engine which delivers a peak power of 162 hp and 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque.

The ride quality is assured by 50 mm adjustable Marzocchi front forks with fork sliders black-finished in super low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC). Out back, there is an adjustable Sachs suspension unit mounted under the chassis in a horizontal position and operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm.

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2013 Ducati Diavel Strada

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada

Ducati revealed the official details of its new 2013 Diavel Strada. The bike is part of the touring class and comes with an aggressive design offering a perfect mix between sportiness and comfort. The bold appearance of the motorcycle is enhanced by its lateral radiators which taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing. The sporty look is also underlined by the sharp headlight, the raked windscreen and the aerodynamic fuel tank.

The bike is equipped with Ducati’s new electronic Riding Modes system which offers three presets that can be selected by means of convenient switchgear mounted on the handlebar. Other important features include Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati’s Traction Control (DTC).

At the heart of the Ducati Diavel Strada lies the Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1198.4cc and a maximum output of 162 hp.

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Surprise, Surprise, AMG Ends Partnership with Ducati

The ink on the $1 billion deal that sent Ducati motoring over to Audi’s ownership is still not quite dry yet, and AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s performance group, has officially ended its “marketing relationship” with Ducati.

Ducati and Benz officially announced the shared marketing deal back at the 2010 LA Auto Show, but AMG just couldn’t keep the deal moving now that Audi, a direct competitor, owns the brand. First off is the awkward timing of the announcement, as the Diavel AMG – a Ducati and AMG collaboration bike – just hit showrooms. Audi hasn’t made an announcement regarding the AMG collaboration bike, but it’s likely to remain until all of the units are sold.

Honestly though, this looks almost like AMG is dropping the shared marketing plan out of spite by saying “The company takeover by a rival car manufacturer has understandably resulted in the end of any further collaboration.” Maybe we’re reading too much into it, but this is reminiscent of a teenage argument over whom is whose best friend and you can be friends with her because I don’t like her.

Honestly, with all of the mergers and collaborations that go on in the automotive and motorcycle realm, why would AMG really car if its rival car manufacturer bought a bike manufacturer that it shares advertising with. There has to be a little more to the story that will surely come out at some point.

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Surprise, Surprise, AMG Ends Partnership with Ducati

The ink on the $1 billion deal that sent Ducati motoring over to Audi’s ownership is still not quite dry yet, and AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s performance group, has officially ended its “marketing relationship” with Ducati.

Ducati and Benz officially announced the shared marketing deal back at the 2010 LA Auto Show, but AMG just couldn’t keep the deal moving now that Audi, a direct competitor, owns the brand. First off is the awkward timing of the announcement, as the Diavel AMG – a Ducati and AMG collaboration bike – just hit showrooms. Audi hasn’t made an announcement regarding the AMG collaboration bike, but it’s likely to remain until all of the units are sold.

Honestly though, this looks almost like AMG is dropping the shared marketing plan out of spite by saying “The company takeover by a rival car manufacturer has understandably resulted in the end of any further collaboration.” Maybe we’re reading too much into it, but this is reminiscent of a teenage argument over whom is whose best friend and you can be friends with her because I don’t like her.

Honestly, with all of the mergers and collaborations that go on in the automotive and motorcycle realm, why would AMG really car if its rival car manufacturer bought a bike manufacturer that it shares advertising with. There has to be a little more to the story that will surely come out at some point.

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2012 Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition

2012 Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition

Those of you who follow the automotive industry already know that AMG and Ducati are not at their first partnership. And when things go in the right direction you should always expect to see more than just one thing coming from a collaboration. TheDucati Diavel AMG Special Edition is the latest, but of course not the last, development from Ducati and Mercedes AMG.

This special edition is based on the Diavel Carbon and features AMG’s signature 5-spoke wheel styling, carbon fibre lateral radiator grills with aluminium trim, AMG-style sport exhaust system with engraved end-caps and AMG-style horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara.

The model comes painted in matte black carbon fiber bodywork with AMG’s very own “Diamond White Bright” stripe and frame color contrasted with black wheels.

Also, every engine has its Desmodromic cam-timing set by hand and authenticated with the name of the engine technician engraved on the left-side engine casing.

The model will make its world debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show and will be available in early 2012.

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Top Speed's Best of 2010: Motorcycle of the Year

Top Speed’s Best of 2010: Motorcycle of the Year

The year 2010 is going to be remembered for the year when motorcycle brands from all ends of the world all went out and released new bikes. While a lot of these releases caught our attention, we have the unenviable task of having to choose one to name our official 2010 Bike of the Year.

Thankfully, the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan happened last November, making our choice a little bit easier because that’s when Ducati officially unveiled their new Diavel superbike.

Taking it’s name from the Bolognese word for “devil”, the Diavel is Ducati’s crown jewel in 2010, a superbike that boasts a sleek and aggressive design with performance numbers that would make its Italian heritage proud.

The Diavel is powered by a Ducati Testastretta 11° - an engine that was born developed directly from the brands incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of the Ducati Corse. With the Testastretta 11°, the Diavel produces a staggering 162 horsepower and an equally impressive 94 lb/ft of torque. The Diavel also comes with a revised intake and exhaust ports that are combined with radical adjustments done on the cam timing, allowing the bike to achieve torque curve levels at low rpm, allowing for the bike to remain sturdy as can be even through a wider rev-range.

The Diavel also boasts of Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire system that manages the torque levels the bike is subjected to, further improving the bike’s ridability while also keeping tabs on the Diavel’s power output, ensuring that no power is wasted and plenty is left when the rider decides to high-rpm riding.

So there it is, folks. Our 2010 Bike of the Year is the Ducati Diavel. If you’re as much a motorcycle fan as we are, then you’re going to love every split-second rev you’re going to hear from this two-wheeled devil.

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2011 Ducati Diavel Diamond Black

2011 Ducati Diavel Diamond Black

After unveiling the 2011 Diavel two months ago, Ducati is already offering a special edition for it: Diamond Black. As the name suggests, this edition Ducati replaces the originally presented pearl white with a brand new diamond black with black frame. The new scheme will be further enhanced with black anodized headlamp body and lateral air intakes. It will be available starting February next year.

The new Diavel is powered by a Ducati Testastretta 11° engine - developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. With its 162hp and colossal 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine is all about authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. 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.

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2011 Ducati Diavel

2011 Ducati Diavel

After months of speculation and spy photography the long wait is almost over, the Diavel will make its first public appearance at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan 2-7 November.

The name “Diavel” was inspired by the Bolognese dialect word for “devil”: One day, early in the development process of the bike, the first prototype was assembled and wheeled out in front of a group of Ducati engineers and technicians who were viewing the complete motorcycle for the first time. One person looking from the rear of the bike saw its silhouette and exclaimed in Bolognese dialect: “Ignurànt comm’ al Diavel!” Which means: “Evil, just like the devil!”

The new Diavel is powered by a Ducati Testastretta 11° engine - developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. With its 162hp and colossal 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine is all about authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. 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. The increase in bottom-end torque is managed by Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to considerably enhance the Diavel’s effortless ridability, while ensuring plenty of power remains on tap for high-rpm riding.

The Diavel is available in two versions: Diavel priced at $16,995 and Diavel Carbon priced at $19,990 and enriched with lightweight composites and milled aluminium components that meld the two worlds of sport and style with features that are both visually beautiful and functionally high-performance. Discover all Diavel Carbon secrets.

Press release after the jump.

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