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DIAVEL DARK

The Dark Side of Power

£13,795

Overview

Total black, powerful, assertive. Sophisticated design meets the powerand exuberance of 162 hp. The striking engine colour dominates the details, revealing the Diavel’s very essence.

Diavel concept

The Diavel project was born when Ducati designers applied their wish-list of bike “basic instincts” to a blank canvas. With a “what if?” approach to creating a dream bike, they sketched inspiring shapes which became a lower and longer motorcycle. “The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

Engine

The Diavels heart is the Ducati Testastretta 11° – developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. Ducati’s Testastretta 11° harnesses the immense power of the Superbike engine and makes it smooth and adaptable, a massive step forward in balancing high-performance with an enjoyable ride. For an engine with brute power on tap when needed and smooth, user-friendliness available for an effortless and comfortable ride, Ducati revised the configuration of the cam timing with particular focus on the valve overlap angle. The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. High performance engines, which are subject to compromising smoothness for extreme power delivery, use high values of this parameter in order to benefit from the pressure waves to improve engine performance by maximising volumetric efficiency. On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced from 41°, used in the Testastretta Evoluzione engine which powers the 1198, to 11°. As a result, the fresh inlet charge flow is less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion in addition to improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions.

Chassis

The Diavel rolls on stunning, custom 14-spoke wheels with machine-finished detailing. The front rim is 3.5×17, while the rear, which is “flow-formed” for enhanced structure and lightness, boasts a massive 8×17 rim.

Equipment

The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance. The system offers eight levels of “sensitivity”, each programmed with an amount of rear wheel-spin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing the new user-friendly set-up menu. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

Technical Specifications

Engine

Type: Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke: 106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
▂Power: 119 kW (162 hp) @ 9,500 rpm
▂Torque: 127.5 Nm (94 lb-ft) @ 8,000 rpm
Fuel injection: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers

Transmission

Gearbox: 6 speed
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive: Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch: Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.

Chassis

Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension: Marzocchi DLC coated 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel: 14-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel: 14-spoke in light alloy 8.00 x 17
Rear tyre: 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Front wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
Rear wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
Front brake: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston with ABS
Rear brake: 265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS
Instrumentation: Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS.

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight: 210kg (463lb)
ABS wet weight(KERB): 239kg (527lb)
Seat height: 770mm (30.3in)
Wheelbase: 1590mm (62.6in)
Rake: 28°
Trail: 130mm (5.12in)
Fuel tank capacity: 17l – (4.5 US gal)
Number of seats: Dual seat

Equipments

Standard Equipment: Riding modes, ABS, DTC, RbW

Warranty

Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals: 7,500m
Valve clearance check: 24.000km (15,000m)

Emissions and Consumption

Standard: Euro 3

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