Ducati Diavel VideoSince its debut in 2011, the Diavel brought the Ducati name before a new audience.These were the riders who didn’t quite want the laid-back style of a cruiser, or the high performance of a sport standard. The Diavel helped fill this void, and en route it became another offering in the power-cruiser market alongside motorcycles like the Yamaha V-Max and the Harley-Davidson V-Rod.
The bike remained relatively unchanged until the 2015 model was unveiled this week at Ducati’s parent company’s Volkswagen Group Night show in Geneva.The new Ducati Diavel, which is also available in the Carbon model, has received a few upgrades, including the addition of the newest version of the Tesastretta 11-degree DS engine, LED highlights and a new exhaust.Shortly after the debut, Ducati released its latest video, titled “New Ducati Diavel. Don’t Call it a Cruiser.”The video attached above characterizes the Diavel as something unique…apparently as something the usual cruiser can’t offer.For a preview of the 2014 Ducati Diavel, click here.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!