2015 DUCATI DIAVEL DARK

$13 469
$11 690

2015 DUCATI DIAVEL DARK

When Ducati created the Diavel, the Bologna company probably didn’t realize it was making a bike the motorcycle press would label a “cruiser.” But once the Diavel got that label, Ducati decided to run with it and improve some details that make the bike not only better for just loping along, but also a bit stronger for those times you decide to open it up and ride aggressively.

A number of changes have been made to the 1,198cc Testastretta 11-degree V-twin engine to shift both horsepower and torque into a lower and more usable chunk of the rpm band. Revisions to the intake and exhaust ports, and cam timing, plus a full-point bump in the compression ratio to 12.5:1, work with relocated injectors to improve combustion and increase power. The Diavel’s claimed 96.2 pound-feet of peak torque (up 2.2), is reached at 8,000 rpm, but there is substantially more grunt throughout the rev range. At 6,000 rpm, for instance, there’s a notable 4.5 percent improvement in torque. Peak horsepower remains at a claimed 162, but it arrives at 9,250 rpm instead of 9,500 rpm and is more abundant across the rev band.

SPECIFICATIONS
|2015 Ducati Diavel Carbon
NEW PRICE|$20,995
ENGINE TYPE|1198cc liquid-cooled V-twin
BORE & STROKE|106.0 x 67.9mm
INDUCTION|Mitsubishi EFI w/Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies
COMPRESSION RATIO|12.5:1
VALVE TRAIN|dohc, four valves
TRANSMISSION|Six-speed manual
FINAL DRIVE|Chain
FRONT SUSPENSION|Inverted Marzocchi 50mm fork, fully adjustable
REAR SUSPENSION|Sachs shock, fully adjustable
FRONT BRAKES|Brembo 320mm discs, four-piston monobloc calipers (ABS)
REAR BRAKES|Single 240mm disc, 2-piston caliper (ABS)
FRONT TIRE|Pirelli Rosso Corsa II, 120/70ZR-17
REAR TIRE|Pirelli Rosso Corsa II, 240/45ZR-17
RAKE|28º
TRAIL|n/a
WHEELBASE|62.6 in.
SEAT HEIGHT|30.3 in.
CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT|452 lb.
FUEL CAPACITY|4.5 gal.
Type Motorcycles
Category Luxury
Mileage 1362ml
Engine 1198cc
Year 2015
Color Black
Vin ZDM13BSW9FB025442