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Bike of the day: Ducati Diavel

Published: 29 January 2019

Updated: 29 January 2019

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When Ducati decided to enter the cruiser market, they weren’t messing around. The Ducati Diavel crashed onto the scene as a low-slung, mean looking bike with a huge rear tyre and a rumbling 1198cc V-twin engine, just as you would expect from a cruiser. But the performance and handling of the bike is anything but laid back.


Using the same engine as the 1200 Multistrada but with an extra 12bhp extracted by an airbox and exhaust upgrade, the Diavel is genuinely fast, and a torque figure of 94ft-lb means that power is almost always a throttle twist away.

The Ducati Diavel uped the stakes considerably in the cruiser market, it is a force to be reckoned with.

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Here's what the seller of the above Diavel had to say: "I have had this 2011 Ducati Diavel for five years and it is the best bike I have ever owned. I no longer need such a powerful bike for the sort of riding I am getting into so it has got to go.

"The bike is kept in a garage and I don’t ride it in winter. It runs and handles really well, there are some minor marks from small stones but everything works as it should.

"This Diavel has all the model features such as adjustable ABS, traction control, three engine modes, immobiliser and cruise control with Tuneboy ECU mapping which I had put on to smooth out power delivery. Tuneboy also gives the option to fit a quick shift but I have not done that.

"Both tyres were replaced in April 2018 at 19,800 miles and a major service was completed in December 2018 including cam belts, valve shimming, stem seals and guides. New sprockets, chain, front discs and pads were all fitted at 14,800 miles.

"All of the Ducati recall work for the Gen 1 has been done (side stand, engine coolant and number plate holder were checked or replaced) the updated thermostat was also fitted.

"The exhaust has been ceramic coated in matt black and the noise flap valve is removed. I also fitted a Termignoni end can (dB killers included) with an air filter to match, Marchesini wheels, Öhlins rear shock, Andreani fork cartridges, a Ducati carbon tank cover, side panels and rear hugger, R&G crash bungs and a lithium battery.

"I have the black and red master key, service book, operator manuals and an electronic Ducati workshop manual. A list of all the work done including a full service history with dates, mileage and receipts is supplied with the bike, which has an MOT until March."

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