Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ducati Unveils A New Diavel
A new Diavel has been uncovered. Ducati’s new muscle bike is supposed to be an early 2015 model and reach the dealers around the world in May this year. The overall look of the new 2015 Diavel is more aggressive, while the rider’s comfort will be enhanced, as well.
Diavel will sports smaller turn signals, more prominent air intakes, a revised headlight and possibly new wheels, with some additional wheels offered as an option. At the same time, the bike is said to receive a new, better seat, with a big resemblance to that of the Strada touring trim. In addition to a longer twin-level seat with horizontal ribbing, the 2015 Diavel has an LED headlamp to match its twin vertical LED strips in back, which, by serving as taillight, brake light, and directional signals, help keep the look of the bike clean and uncluttered. The front signals, clear-lens LED units, are now a solid strip design, mounted vertically on the leading edge of the Diavel’s restyled radiator covers.
In addition to enlarged intake ducts, which are made of brushed aluminum and anodized black, the new Diavel has thoroughly revised split-level instrumentation. On top, mounted to the bar risers, is an LCD display that conveys speed, rpm and the like. Below that, on the tank itself, is a new TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display that now includes a fuel gauge and a sidestand warning light, as well as the usual gear selection and riding mode readouts. When the bike is stationary, this TFT panel allows the rider to choose among the Diavel’s three modes, which remain the same for 2015: Sport (162 hp, “full-on” throttle response, minimal traction-control intervention), Touring (162 hp, smoother power delivery, more TC intervention) and Urban (100 hp, easier power delivery, more active TC).
No price was named but we can safely expect a slightly higher one. The new Diavel should be available in the basic Dark trim, as well as in Carbon, with white and red versions coming a little later.