Buyers Guide 2016 Ducati Diavel | Motorcycle Buyer's Guide

2016 Ducati Diavel | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Ducati Diavel | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Ducati Diavel | Motorcycle Buyer's Guide
2016 Ducati Diavel

Ducati’s first cruiser in decades has turned out to be a great success. Using the potent Testastretta 11° powerplant, the Diavel is lacking for neither grunt nor raw horsepower. Yes, it has to be revved up a bit to access its nearly 100 ft/lbs or torque and 160+ horsepower, but there’s plenty of power off-peak.

Being a Ducati, the Diavel has excellent handing and top-notch suspension. If you’re wondering if it is truly capable of handling the twisties, the Pirelli Diablo Rosso II rubber should answer the question.

Braking comes from a pair of radially mounted Brembo Monoblock calipers and 320mm disc. ABS is standard, as is a wide variety of electronic enhancements thanks to the ride-by-wire system.

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2016 Ducati Diavel Specs:

2016 Ducati Diavel frontEngine

  • Type: Liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° L-twin w/ four desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
  • Displacement: 1198cc
  • Bore x stroke: 106 x 67.9mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Max Power: 162 horsepower @ 9250 rpm
  • Max Torque: 96 ft/lbs @ 8000 rpm
  • Fuel injection: Elliptical throttle bodies, fully ride-by-wire controlled
  • Exhaust: Stainless steel muffler with aluminum tips; catalyzer and 2 lambda probes
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ straight cut gears
  • Final drive: Chain drive; 15/43
  • Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
  • Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable inverted 50mm Marzocchi fork with DLC-treatment; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable rear shock w/ progressive linkage, remote spring preload adjustment, and single-sided aluminum swingarm; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Front wheel: Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke w/ machined finish; 3.50″ x 17″
  • Rear wheel: Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke w/ machined finish, 8.00″ x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
  • Rear tire: 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
  • Front brake: Twin 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially attached Brembo Monoblock 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 265mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard
  • Wheelbase: 62.2 inches
  • Rake: 28 degrees
  • Seat height: 30.3 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Wet Weight: 527 pounds

2016 Ducati Diavel Price:

  • From $18,795

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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