A statement of personality
The bold lines and innovative shapes of the Diavel Dark merge to create a superb, unmistakable design, capable of turning every head. The unique character of the powerful 152 hp Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine, ensuring muscular torque, combines with the athletic ease of a chassis built to provide riding pleasure beyond all expectations.
The stance of the Diavel is that of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. Lateral radiators add muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with its oil cooler, giving shape to the athlete.
A massive 240 section rear tyre is the perfect example of how Diavel designers used a no-compromise attitude when applying their wish list of features. The sheer width of rubber communicates so much power and style that the R&D team vowed to find, and succeeded in finding, a way to make it handle – even if they knew the image would send a seismic shock through the industry.
The Diavel is a true Ducati, born from a passion for motorcycling and designed to deliver authentic Ducati performance in every respect.
|Type||Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||106 x 67.9mm|
|Power||112 kW (152 hp) @ 9,000 rpm *|
|Torque||123 Nm (91 lb-ft) @ 8,000 rpm *
* The power/torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.
|Fuel injection||Electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies, fully ride-by-wire controlled|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel muffler with aluminium tips; catalyzer and 2 lambda probes|
|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||Chain drive; 15 tooth front sprocket, 43 tooth rear sprocket|
|Clutch||Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame|
|Front suspension||Marzocchi fully adjustable 50 mm usd fork with DLC-treatment|
|Front wheel||Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke with machined finish 3.50″ x 17″|
|Front Tyre||120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II|
|Rear suspension||Fully adjustable rear shock with progressive linkage. Remote spring preload adjustment. Single-sided aluminium swingarm|
|Rear wheel||Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke with machined finish, 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 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially attached Brembo Monobloc 4-piston callipers with ABS as standard equipment|
|Rear brake||265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper ABS as standard equipment|
|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)|
|Wet weight (KERB)||239kg (527lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
|Seat height||770mm (30.3in)|
|Fuel tank capacity||17l – (4.5 US gal)|
|Number of seats||Dual seat|
|Standard Equipment||Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, Hands-Free, full-LED headlight, front turnsignals with guidelights.|
|Warranty||24 months unlimited mileage|
|Maintenance service intervals||15.000km (7.500m)/12 Months|
|Valve clearance check||18,000m/30.000KM|
Emissions and Consumption
|Standard||Euro 4 (Only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)|
|CO2 Emissions – Consumption||133 g/km – 5,7 l/100 km (Only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)|
The Diavel’s heart is the Ducati Testastretta 11° Dual Spark (DS) – developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. Ducati’s Testastretta 11° DS harnesses the immense power of the Superbike engine and makes it smoother and more linear, combining high performance with an enjoyable and perfectly manageable ride.To create an engine with this blend of brute power and supreme usability, Ducati carefully developed its cam timing with a particular focus on the valve overlap angle. Defined as the period of crankshaft rotation (in degrees) during which both intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time, this overlap angle is set at 11° on the Diavel’s engine – much less than the 41° used by Ducati’s Superbike engines. As a result the fresh inlet charge is less compromised by exiting exhaust gases, resulting in smoother combustion, improved fuel economy, and lower exhaust emissions.
Along these same lines, the Testastretta 11° DS employs several other technological advances. Targeted injectors direct their charge to the intake valves, which provides better vaporization of the air/fuel mixture. This compressed intake charge is ignited by twin spark plugs in each chamber for rapid and even combustion.
And after exiting the combustion chamber, a secondary air system burns off any residual fuel molecules, allowing a richer mixture to be used without increasing emissions. As a combined result of these technologies the Testastretta 11° DS is the perfect base for the Diavel – full of character, and producing tremendous power that give unmatched acceleration, along with smooth and controllable delivery for cruising the boulevard at any speed.
The redesigned, more comfortable seat offers more room and has a low height of 770 mm, which allows for extended hours of riding pleasure and makes the Diavel accessible to a wide range of riders. A relaxed handlebar position sits naturally in the rider’s reach, ensuring full control and comfort with the unmatched coolness of cruiser style.
The Diavel incorporates the very latest in innovative Ducati technologies, such as electronic Riding Modes. Selectable from the left-hand switchgear – even while riding – the choice of three pre-set modes are programmed to instantly change the character of the Diavel. The three modes are enabled by combining class-leading technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC). As riding on city streets can require more attention to the surroundings than to throttle inputs, the Urban Riding Mode instantly changes the Diavel to provide a manageable and confident ride in the city. Power output is reduced to 100hp and DTC is set at level 5, perfectly adapting the bike to variable pavement conditions and the chaos of stop-and-go traffic. The Touring Riding Mode allows the engine to deliver its full 152hp, but with a smooth, user-friendly power delivery curve.
DTC system intervention is set at level 4, which provides an enjoyable and relaxing ride ideal for long distances while ensuring maximum comfort for both the rider and passenger. The Sport Riding Mode produces pure adrenaline, with the engine’s full 152hp delivered with precise and sporty throttle response for maximum acceleration. For the undiluted Diavel experience, Sport mode also lowers the DTC system intervention to level 3, for riders who like to explore the bike’s incredible performance a little closer to the limit of traction.
Customise your sensations
Assert your character and shape your Diavel to express the real essence of your personality each time you take to the road. Reinforce the bold, unconventional looks of your motorcycle with design features and technological components grouped into three tailored packages to add flavour to your style. Choose the pack which reflects your character and answers your needs: Sport, Touring or Urban.