As we rush headlong towards the formal unveiling of Ducati’s Diavel Power Cruiser in a matter of days at the EICMA show in Milan, more details are landing in our hot hands about this brave new model. Following on from the Roland Sands Design Ducati Diavel study, today we outline more details of the production model including this snap of the full termignoni system.
So what do we know? Well for starters, Ducati has begun to officially tease the new model and have confirmed the Diavel (Devil in a Bolognese dialect) name and the use of the Testastretta 11º powerplant as seen in the Multistrada 1200 and an impressive weight for the class of 456lb (207kg). Expect more power than the 150 ponies served up by the Multi due to a less restrictive exhaust system. We are calling 160, but some of our sources have claimed up to 175bhp at the crank! Like the Multistrada, the new model is dripping in new technology including ride by wire throttle, different riding modes, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and ABS braking (which may even be standard). As evidence of its performance intent, Brembo monobloc calipers are specified and Ducati will claim the bike is capable of a 40º lean, an impressive feat for a power cruiser!
The tasty termis in the opening photo are likely to be a popular upgrade and also reveal the horizontal underslung rear shock absorber which probably acts to both ensure a low seat height and a rugged, hard tail look. A little Photoshop work on the official Ducati Diavel teaser photo puts some more light on the subject and reveals the foldaway rear passenger pegs, the fat specially designed 240mm rear tire said to be mounted on a mammoth 8″ rim and carbon fiber bodywork.
Also revealed is the second instrument binnacle mounted on the tank to go along with more usual handlebar mounted one. Expect two models to be available, a base option priced around $16,995 and the top spec, Carbon bodywork model for $19,995 (all US pricing). Ducati News Today will be providing full coverage of the Ducati releases at the EICMA 2010 show, so check back often!
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