When Ducati debuted the Diavel at the 2010 European Motorcycle show in Milan, Italy a lot of people didn’t know if they should label it a cruiser or Ducati’s own special variant of a superbike. With over 20,000 sold since and now in its second generation of production with the debut of the 2015 model it appears everyone has decided to classify it as its own special class, a “super-cruiser”.
Ducati Performance dedicated antitheft system
K&N Race air filter
Termignoni Performance Exhaust
Ducati Performace Carbon/Sued non-slip tall touring seat
Carbon rear mud guard
Carbon lower instrument panel cover
Carbon headlight frame
Carbon exhaust pipe heat shield
Carbon Dash Cover
CRG Bar end mirrors
Carbon SPLASH GUARD – MATTE
Carbon Quick Release Gap Cap- RED
Carbon Lower Fairing Set – MATTE
Carbon Sprocket Cover
Carbon Tank Protector
Reversed Mirror Mounts
Billet Frame Plug Kit
The newest generation 2015 Diavel Carbon White pictured on this page has received a host of key updates that make it better than ever. A number of changes have been made to the 1,198cc Testastretta 11-degree V-twin dual spark engine sourced from its famed superbike’s to shift both horsepower and torque into a lower and more usable chunk of the rpm band. The 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 there’s a notable 4.5 percent improvement in torque. Peak horsepower is still 162, but it arrives at 9,250 rpm instead of 9,500 rpm and is more abundant across the rev band.
This model has a host of light weight carbon bits (drops 12.5 pounds from base model), the wheels are forged contrast-cut nine-spoke wheels that save a combined 5.5 pounds of unsprung weight while the rear is wrapped with a huge Pirelli Rosso Corsa II, 240/45ZR-17 tire. Other changes include the LED headlight, updated TFT (lower) and LCD (top) displays, better seat, new short exhaust silencers, revised handlebar risers and radiator covers complete the look. This particular Diavel Carbon white has a aftermarket Termignoni exhaust with modified baffles.
Performance estimates: 0 to 60 mph: 2.6 seconds Top speed of 180+ mph.
How did they come up with the name? The name was decided when an unnamed Ducati engineer first saw the prototype's 240mm-wide rear tire and exclaimed "ignurant comm al diavel!" This translates to "evil, just like a devil!" in the Bolognese dialect local to Ducati's Borgo Panigale factory.