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Ducati Diavel S (2019) first look

Visrodown’s Harry McKenzie is in Marbella for the launch of Ducati’s new Diavel. Here’s what we know so far.

Ducati Diavel S (2019) first look

SINCE its launch in 2010, Ducati’s Diavel has been a genre spanning machine; is it a cruiser, sports cruiser or tourer… In reality, any of the above could be true and the 2019 machine looks like it might have raised the bar even higher again.

The addition of the 1262cc Testastretta engine from the XDiavel and 1260 Multistrada, brings a tad more power (157bhp claimed) than the old 1200cc model and a dollop of torque too (95ft-lb) not that the latter is needed! Along with the engine upgrade, the bike inherits the trick TFT dash of the XDiavel, riding modes and Ducati’s DMS multimedia system.

The ‘S’ is also blessed with the DQS (Ducati Quickshifter System), fully adjustable 48mm Öhlins forks and rear shock, Brembo M50 Callipers and sexy looking 10-spoke wheels. The base Diavel can be spec’d to match but in truth – if you’re adding more than one of the above, you’re probably better off stumping up for the ‘S’ model anyway.

Ducati Diavel S Specs

Engine:

Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder, Dual Spark, Liquid cooled, Desmodromic Variable Timing

Displacement:

1,262 cc (77.0 cu in)

Bore X Stroke:

106 x 71.5 mm

Compression Ratio:

13.0 : 1

Power:

159 hp (117 kW) @ 9,500 rpm (157 hp (116 kW) @ 9,250 rpm for US/Canada/Mexico)

Torque:

95 lb-ft (13.1 kgm, 129 Nm) @ 7,500 rpm

Fuel Injection:

Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Øeq 56 mm elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system.

Exhaust System:

Stainless steel pipes and single muffler with twin tail pipes, Catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes.

Gearbox:

6 speed

Primary Drive:

Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1

Ratios:

1=37/15, 2=30/17, 3=27/20, 4=24/22, 5=23/24, 6=22/25

Final Drive:

Chain, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z43

Clutch:

Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control

Frame

Tubular steel trellis frame

Front Suspension

Ø 48 mm Öhlins adjustable usd fork, TiN treatment)

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully adjustable monoshock, Aluminum casted single-sided swingarm

Wheel Travel (Front/Rear)

120 mm / 130 mm [4.7 in / 5.1 in

Rake

27°

Trail

120 mm [4.7 in]

Front Brake

2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, Radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston M50 calipers,PR16/19 radial master cylinder, Bosch Cornering ABS Evo

Rear Brake

Ø 265 mm disc, 2-piston Brembo floating caliper, Bosch Cornering ABS Evo

Front Tire

Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17

Rear Tire

Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 240/45 ZR17

Ducati Diavel S PCP example

OTR

Dep

Credit

Months

Fee

Miles

Monthly

Final Payment

Total

APR

£20,038

£41,39

£15,898

37

£10

5K

£229

£10,411

£22,749

7%

 

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