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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