In 2011, Ducati introduced the Diavel as a power cruiser and the motorcycle quickly gained recognition, expanding the company’s market. Prior to the launch of Diavel, there was no such model in the company international line-up, and the motorcycle brought more fame to it. The company has unveiled the 2013 Ducati Diavel line-up which essentially is a carryover but what is interesting is the addition of two special addition models – Diavel Cromo and Diavel AMG (the latter is produced together with Mercedes AMG).
There are also some new colour schemes for the two Diavel models: Diavel Carbon and Diavel Standard. While the Diavel Carbon arrives in Carbon Red and Black colours, the Standard in available in three colour schemes: Diavel Dark in matte black with black-finished components, metallic blue and Ducati red. The Metallic Blue and Ducati Red colour schemes include stylish white stripes, white wheels and other special defining features.
Just below the massive fuel tank is a 1198 CC Testastretta 11-degree engine that is good for 162 horses and 94 ft.lbs. of torque for a motorcycle that weighs 452 to 463 lbs. The engine is coupled to a six speed transmission with a slipper clutch for ultra light feel at the lever. As standard comes the latest Ducati technology such as ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes. Braking power comes from the dual 320 mm discs featuring Brembo Monoblock four piston callipers at the front and a single 265 mm disc squeezed by two piston calliper at the rear.
Ducati says: “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.”
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2013 Ducati Diavel Technical Specifications
- Type: Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
- Displacement: 1198.4cc
- Bore x Stroke: 106 x 67.9mm
- Compression ratio: 11.5:1
- Power: 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm
- Torque: 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm
- Fuel injection: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
- Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminum mufflers
- Transmission: 6 speed
- Drive: Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
- Clutch: Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.
- Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
- Wheelbase: 1590mm (62.6in)
- Rake: 28°
- Front suspension: Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
- Front wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
- Front wheel: 14-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17; 9-spoke Marchesini on Carbon
- Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
- Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swing arm
- Rear wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
- Rear wheel: 14-spoke in light alloy 8.00 x 17; 9-spoke Marchesini on Carbon
- Rear tire: 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
- Front brake: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monoblock Brembo callipers, 4-piston with ABS
- Rear brake: 265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS
- Fuel tank capacity: 17l – (4.5 US gal)
- Wet weight: 239kg (527lb); Carbon 234kg (516lb)
- Dry weight: 210kg (463lb); Carbon 205kg (452lb)
- Instruments: Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS.
- Seat height: 770mm (30.3in)
- DTC (Ducati Traction Control): Standard equipment
- ABS: Standard equipment
- Diavel Dark
- Ducati Red
- Metallic Blue
2013 Ducati Diavel Price
Although the price has not been announced yet, interested buyers are expected to shed close to $18,000 for Diavel Standard and approximately $19,000 for Diavel Carbon.
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