Updated Ducati Diavel unveiled

More torque for Ducati's hyper cruiser

DUCATI has unveiled an updated Diavel, featuring a new exhaust system and full LED headlight.

The cruiser gets the latest twin-spark version of the 1198cc Superbike-derived Testastretta V-twin engine, offering a claimed peak torque increase from 94 to 96.3lbft and more grunt throughout the rev range. Claimed peak power is unchanged at 162hp.

Claimed fuel economy is improved, while major service intervals have increased to 18,000 miles.  

A release from Ducati said: 'Revised intake and exhaust ports combined with radical adjustment of the cam timing have enabled Ducati to achieve a fantastic torque curve at low rpm, which remains strong through a wider rev-range. The increase in bottom-end torque is managed by Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to considerably enhance the Diavel’s effortless ridability,while ensuring plenty of power remains on tap ready to be unleashed.'

The Diavel also gets new bar-risers, radiator covers, seat, side-stand and tweaks to the instrument cluster including a new fuel gauge.

The updated model was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

It's due to go on sale across Europe from April.

The base edition comes with black frame and 'dark stealth' bodywork. A Diavel Carbon edition, weighing 205kg dry, 5kg less than the base model, comes in white or red over 'matte carbon weave'.

The Carbon edition also has Marchesini wheels in 'natural aluminium' and a stainless steel silencer.