The 2011 Ducati Diavel born from a passion for motorcycling and designed to deliver authentic Ducati performance in every respect. The design sets new standards in beauty, innovation and sophistication, while outstanding agility and handling are encased within a muscular body which moves with 162 hp. It's astonishing power can be managed in three different Riding Modes and with the assurance of the Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + Ducati Traction Control). Ducati has created something truly magic. It will be called "DIAVEL" and will arrive at the new Ducati EICMA dream. Preceded by rumors, photos stolen and a lot of waiting, we received word is final. EICMA, the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milano at Rho November 2 to 7, will mark the first official appearance in public for the new Ducati.
Livery and specifications are defined and Ducati is ready to make his dream a reality. While waiting for the official presentation of Ducati also comes the anticipation of the name of this great news that, inspired by an expression in the dialect of Bologna, will be called "DIAVEL", or "devil."
A name that has its own particular history that stems from an incident that occurred during the development of the bike.
In fact, once set up the first prototype, with all the technical staff around the new creature "made in Borgo Panigale," a sentence in the dialect of Bologna said the original lines of the bike and winning, "ignurant comm 'to diavel!" Which, bringing the statement in Italian, it would sound "is as bad as the devil."
From that moment, "DIAVEL" became the name of "inside" the bike, to replace the internal code of the project. The decision to keep it for the production was, as you can imagine, a logical consequence.
Genesis similar to this, even if we are talking about almost 20 years ago, characterized another icon Ducati, the Monster, whose name was inspired by the now famous statement, also in the dialect of Bologna, "is just the 'n monster! "or" is just a monster. "
As for Monster, the name DIAVEL then becomes the expression of that unique, passionate, further characterized by high technology and a unique design distinguishes every Ducati motorcycle produced.
At the same time it is also easy to see what this new bike and, while bound to tradition Ducati, destined to mark an important new chapter in respect of the aesthetic and performance.
The new 2011 Ducati Diavel be extremely accurate in every detail, carved in every muscle, comfortable and innovative. As in any real Ducati, the performance will play a very important role. Torque, power and dynamic behavior will be a new benchmark, thanks to the Testastretta engine 11 ° - the same as the Multistrada 1200 - and weighs only 207 kg dry, which promises superbike acceleration and speed and agility to change direction .
A relaxed riding position, the suspension comfort and safety are guaranteed by the ABS, traction control and standard riding mode, will satisfy even those riders who love to drive in peace, enjoying the street, landscape and all the characteristics of This new dream Ducati.
2011 Ducati Diavel Design
The 2011 Ducati Diavel project was born when Ducati designers applied their wish-list of bike “basic instincts” to a blank canvas. 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.
Superior trust and confidence.
The stance of the Diavel is that of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. With lateral radiators adding muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with oil cooler, the athlete took shape.
The 2011 Ducati 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.
The stance of the Diavel is that of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. With lateral radiators adding muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with oil cooler, the athlete took shape.A massive 240 section rear tyre was a perfect example of how Diavel designers used a no-compromise attitude when applying their wish list of features. Ducati’s philosophy for innovation has always been to push the boundaries of design in the name of exciting motorcycles.
2011 Ducati Diavel - United States of America Specifications
USA MSRP - $TBA USD
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 : 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm
Torque : 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm
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
Ratio : 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Primary drive : Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
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.
Frame : Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase : 1590mm (62.6in)
Rake : 28°
Front suspension : Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel : 120mm (4.7in)
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 travel : 120mm (4.7in)
Rear wheel : 14-spoke in light alloy 8.00 x 17
Rear tyre : 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
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
Fuel tank capacity : 17l - (5.3 US gal)
Dry weight : 210kg (463lb)
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.
2 years unlimited mileage
Body Colour (frame/wheel) : Red (red / black) - Pearl White Silk and Metallic Black (black / black)
Versions : Dual seat
Seat height : 770mm (30.3in)
Not available on this model
Ducati Press Release
Ducati to unveil the innovative new Diavel at the Milan showAfter months of speculation the long wait is almost over, the new Diavel will make its first public appearance at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan this coming November, 2-7.
Announcing the new model’s name ahead of the official presentation, the famous Italian manufacturer is about to turn another dream into reality. This dream comes true via using the local Bolognese dialect for “devil” in naming their new model the Diavel – pronounced Dee-ah-vel.
The idea for the Diavel name was born early in the development process of the bike, when the prototype was assembled and wheeled out in front of a group of Ducati engineers and technicians for the first time. One person looking from the rear of the bike saw its silhouette and exclaimed in Bolognese dialect: “Ignurànt comm’ al diavel!” Meaning: “Evil, like the devil!”
From that moment on, Diavel became the nickname for the project. Ducati now makes the name official as it approaches the unveiling in Milan. Reminiscent of how the “Monster” was named 20 years ago, the Diavel is now destined to follow the same Bolognese tradition. Ducati is proud to continue shaping the future of motorcycling while staying faithful to its Italian heritage.
Built to have a commanding presence, though lightweight and agile, the Diavel will take the man-motorcycle relationship to the next level in absolute comfort. For fans of technology ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes will deliver a confidence-inspiring sophistication. Stunning looks, the Superbike-derived Testastretta 11° engine and 456lb of authentic Ducati performance will drive a comfortable sport lifestyle that could only be dreamt of until now.
The DIAVEL is on its way...