Ducati Diavel Poised for Italy Unveil

Milan EICMA

As already announced Ducati will be presenting, for the very first time, the long-awaited Diavel at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan Italy.

From Nov. 2 to 7, in fact, Rho Milano Italia will be hosting the 68th International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition with Nov. 2 to 3 reserved for the press and those in the motorcycle trade.

Announcing the new model’s name ahead of the official presentation, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer is about to turn another new bike into reality.

This bike name comes alive using the local Borgo Panigale dialect for the word ‘devil’ in naming their new model the Diavel, which is pronounced Dee-ah-vel.

The idea for the Diavel name was born early in the development process of the bike, when the prototype was assembled and wheeled out in front of a group of Ducati engineers and technicians for the first time.

One person looking from the rear of the bike saw its silhouette and exclaimed in Bolognese dialect: "Ignurànt comm’ al diavel!" meaning: "it looks a bad as the devil!". From that moment on, Diavel became the nickname for the project.

Reminiscent of how the Monster was named 20 years ago, the Diavel is now destined to follow the same Bologna Italy tradition. 

Built to have a commanding presence, though lightweight and agile, the Diavel will take the man-motorcycle relationship to the next level in absolute comfort.

For fans of technology ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes will add to the confidence-inspiring sophistication.

As in any real Ducati, the performance will play a very important role. Power will be at the new 150 hp benchmark, thanks to the Testastretta 11-degree engine, the same as the Multistrada 1200.

Weight is at 456 lbs. dry, where Ducati promises superbike acceleration and the agility to quickly change direction. Harley-Davidson owners without stage-3 big-bore kits, beware!