Ducati is known for offering a few “Bologna Specials,” such as the Nicky Hayden 848EVO, the Troy Bayliss 1098 R and the Panigale R. Each of these bikes were available in limited editions, and quickly became collectable desmos.For 2015, Ducati has released yet another Bologna Special, but of a different stature – the Diavel Titanium.
Loaded with titanium, carbon fiber and billet components, Ducati will only produce 500 of its 2015 Diavel Titanium. And Ducati reports that the bike, which was launched during November’s EICMA, will hit the market soon.Just as the name implies, titanium is what makes this Diavel LE different. Titanium covers the bike’s tank and headlamp covers, which are made with the metal that has been specially banded and chemically satin-etched to create a host of different chromatic shades.There is also titanium on the passenger seat cover, which was redesigned and widened for this model, but it is enhanced with carbon fiber. Speaking of carbon fiber, carbon fiber is used throughout the machine: on the redesigned air intakes, radiator covers, micro-screen, front and rear mudguards, front sprocket cover and filler cap cover.Besides these pieces, Ducati discusses further enhancements: “Taking exclusivity to the next level, the hand-stitched seat made of Alcantara is embellished with leather inserts. The aesthetics also benefit from a dark chrome finish on the frame, while another key styling detail on the Diavel Titanium takes the form of a high-grade, matte black ceramic coating on the exhaust pipes. Completing this special edition are the exceptional machine-finished forged wheels in exposed aluminum, designed to make the Diavel Titanium unquestionably unique.”To finish off the bike, each Diavel Titanium will feature an individually numbered tank-mounted plaque (XXX/500). As for price, the MSRP is $27,995.2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium Highlights:
Ducati Testastretta 11° DS engine 162 hp
Riding Mode (Sport, Touring, Urban)
Ducati Safety Pack (ABS, DTC)
Rear 240mm Tire
Machine-finished forged black wheels with dedicated design
Titanium central and lateral tank covers
Titanium headlight cover
Passenger seat cover in carbon with titanium insert
Carbon fibre specially designed engine air intakes
Carbon fibre radiator covers
Carbon fibre windscreen
Carbon fibre front and rear mudguard
Carbon fibre front sprocket cover
Carbon fibre tank filler surround
Aluminum machine-finished forged black wheels with dedicated design
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.