We are lucky enough to secured some more photos of the Roland Sands Ducati Diavel custom design study that we first published last week. These photos provide some more close up details of the tank, swing-arm and instrument binnacle.
At the time of the original posting we weren’t exactly sure what we had. It looked like either an early prototype or a custom job. Since that time, Ducati have begun their official slow strip tease, releasing some shots of the Diavel that will be formally unveiled at the EICMA show next month in Milan.
Thanks to Asphalt & Rubber and Hell for Leather, we learn’t that the bike was a Roland Sands (RSD) entrant into a Ducati commissioned exercise to develop a custom Ducati Diavel model. The idea was that the winning entry would tour the show circuit and customers would be able to trick out their own Diavel’s with a selection of parts that would be made available in the Ducati Performance catalogue. The shots you see here were taken in Los Angeles last year as the bike was about to depart for Europe.