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Old 11-04-2010, 04:01 AM   #1
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The Italian manufacturer has unveiled the 2011 Ducati Diavel, releasing photos and details with their new bike which is about to be revealed to te public starting from November 4th at the 68th edition Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA).With the 2011 Ducati Diavel the Italian company is introducing a new motorcycle concept, which is light and agile but also comfortable, featuring ' levels of performance that take your breath away.'
Weighting only 207 Kg (456 lbs) and packing 162 HP, the 2011 Ducati Diavel has a specially engineered 240 section rear tire, and features technologies like ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes.
The 2011 Ducati Diavel price is 12,995 GBP, or 15,495 GBP for the range topping Diavel Carbon version which comes with a series of carbon fiber and forged performance parts and specially machined Marchesini wheels.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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That is awesome.

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Old 11-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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I am so not worthy for that bike. Not even close.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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Butt jewelry.

Italian butt jewelry, but purely a "look at me!" bike nonetheless.

It'll probably sell very well for them.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:45 PM   #5
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The Italians always got the style right.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:49 PM   #6
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Butt jewelry.

Italian butt jewelry, but purely a "look at me!" bike nonetheless.

It'll probably sell very well for them.
162 horses and a pinch over 200kg is "butt jewelery"?
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:48 PM   #7
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162 horses and a pinch over 200kg is "butt jewelery"?
No wind protection, a huge-ass rear tire, and what looked like limited lean angles from the video posted elsewhere of it == "butt jewelry." It's a power cruiser, for better or worse, and those are most definitely "look at me" bikes, imo.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:13 PM   #8
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Butt jewelry.

Italian butt jewelry, but purely a "look at me!" bike nonetheless.

It'll probably sell very well for them.
isn't all bikes butt jewelry with their loud a** canister mufflers zipping between traffic. Reving at stoplights.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:44 PM   #9
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162 horses and a pinch over 200kg is "butt jewelery"?
It'll be very quick in a straight line. It hasn't the geometry or the tires to handle, and hasn't the ergonomics, wind protection or place for luggage to be a practical commuter/touring bike. So.... Yeah. Kinetic sculpture. With a license plate.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #10
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This bike reminds me of a dog who knows he's in trouble and is lowering his snout and pushing his ears back.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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No wind protection, a huge-ass rear tire, It's a power cruiser, for better or worse, and those are most definitely "look at me" bikes, imo.

And the problem with that is........?
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:01 PM   #12
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It reminds me of my aunt's Duc Monster with some fairings on it.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:25 AM   #13
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I like a bigger front tire up front.. Rides nicer..
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:42 AM   #14
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isn't all bikes butt jewelry with their loud a** canister mufflers zipping between traffic. Reving at stoplights.
Yup. All bikes are loud and ridden by morons.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:10 PM   #15
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Yup. All bikes are loud and ridden by morons.
I'm a moron.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #16
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Toss a leg over the living, breathing Diavel and it’s far less imposing than the hype or photo images suggest. This is not a “big” bike. Reach to the ground is unintimidating, thanks to a 30.3-inch seat height. Flip up the kickstand and the Diavel balances its 463 pounds without effort. That’s the claimed dry weight for the regular model with the Diavel Carbon claiming 456 pounds dry. Figure an extra 50 pounds for the full curb weights and the Ducati still weighs in hundreds of pounds less than its proposed power cruiser rivals (Triumph Rocket III – 809 pounds, Yamaha V-MAX – 689, Suzuki M109R – 778, Harley-Davidson V-Rod – 620).




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Old 02-20-2011, 07:58 PM   #17
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yawn... better looking ducs out there.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:58 PM   #18
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Grip isn’t an issue with the rear Pirelli, nor is high-speed stability straight up or leaned over. In fact, the Diavel is probably the best-handling fat rear we’ve ever sampled.

But that’s somewhat damning praise, as there are inherent issues with the rear. Some in our journalistic riding troupe vocalized zero flaws, but we noted a hinky sensation on low-speed maneuvers. Sharp hairpins exhibited a flopping sensation when pitching over. Quick transitions, more noticeable at lower speeds as well, also delivered an awkward feel. The 240mm rear didn’t have us bitching and moaning as a deal breaker by any means. It just left us wondering what that Diavel could been had it been delivered with a more conventional tire choice.
Hmph. When considering that the press probably will be pretty kind to a company that flies them to Italy to sample a new exotic bike on the autostrada at their expense this isn't such a good thing.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:17 PM   #19
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Nice to see something about Ducati on NASIOC. I plan to pick up a 796 Monster soon.
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Hmph. When considering that the press probably will be pretty kind to a company that flies them to Italy to sample a new exotic bike on the autostrada at their expense this isn't such a good thing.
Not that I know much about bikes, but I agree with the point about journalists being flown to other countries and being wined and dined for the "first drive". You see this on Autoblog and similar all the time. The "first drive" is always a proving ground in Spain or something and the car always gets tons of praise. Then a few months later, after the car company has aired ads quoting the first drive, a real review comes out where the reviewer had the car for a week not in Spain and the issues start coming out. By then, though, the blogosphere has already determined that the car is the new Jesus and the review means little to the people that read skim through the article.
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Asphalt and Rubber has a really nice dissection of why the Diavel makes sense for Ducati. In short, new Ducatisti without cannibalizing the original brand.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped...business-case/
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:41 AM   #22
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Are these still dry clutch bikes? I love the standard riding position of a Ducati, but I don't care for dry clutches. However, I also have piss for riding experience lol.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:41 PM   #23
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Are these still dry clutch bikes? I love the standard riding position of a Ducati, but I don't care for dry clutches. However, I also have piss for riding experience lol.
As far as I know they are...
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The Diavel has a wet clutch, like the Multistrada 1200 the engine is based on.

In addition it has a servo action to increase pressure on acceleration (allows lighter clutch springs) and also acts as a slipper clutch on deceleration when downshifting (reduces wheel hop).
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