Ducati Diavel review

Controversial aesthetics, but brute force overrules ignorance.

By Ben Cope on Thu, 20 Jan 2011 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Ducati
Category:
Custom
Price:
£ 12995
Overall
4
Something completely different, huge power. <p> Surprisingly good handling.
It isn't the Carbon version.

“So, ah. How do you like ah cruising in Bolognese sauce?” says Ducati’s Marketing Director to me as we sit down for a coffee having tackled the amazingly twisty and sun-drenched Ronda road in Spain.

And that's the thing, the Diavel is hard to pigeonhole. Before talking to the team behind the bike, on looks alone I thought it was a cruiser with a good engine. Even though it shares a lot of parts you’d find on a superbike, it’s not a superbike. And, it’s just too different to be lumped into the naked category.  So, why am I bothered about squeezing  this bike into a niche? Well because that’s what we do when we judge anything;  a new bike comes along and it’s judged on whether it’s better than the bikes that came before it.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-ducati-diavel-carbon-review/17000.html#ixzz1EayntqXl

“So, ah. How do you like ah cruising in Bolognese sauce?” says Ducati’s Marketing Director to me as we sit down for a coffee having tackled the amazingly twisty and sun-drenched Ronda road in Spain.

And that's the thing, the Diavel is hard to pigeonhole. Before talking to the team behind the bike, on looks alone I thought it was a cruiser with a good engine. Even though it shares a lot of parts you’d find on a superbike, it’s not a superbike. And, it’s just too different to be lumped into the naked category.  So, why am I bothered about squeezing  this bike into a niche? Well because that’s what we do when we judge anything;  a new bike comes along and it’s judged on whether it’s better than the bikes that came before it.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-ducati-diavel-carbon-review/17000.html#ixzz1EayntqXl

Score Breakdown
Overall
4
Engine
4
Brakes
4
Handling
4
Comfort
3
Build Quality
4

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