Published on November 13th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ducati Diavel Titanium Presented
The 2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium unfortunately doesn’t come with the all-new, variable timing version of the Testastretta engine, but nevertheless, this bike has its own edge in the street credit competition. The name is pretty much self-explanatory but still, it doesn’t do justice to how cool the new special edition Diavel looks like. Ducati is planning a single 500-unit run for the bike, so if you want to stand from the crowd, you’d better head over to you nearest dealer.
All in all, you’re putting you money on the traditional Diavel treats Ducati has gotten us used to, and this means you’re in for a might power cruiser which can really put up a fight with superbikes. The 1,198cc L-twin power plant will put 162hp at your fingertips as you reach 9,250 rpm, and 130.5Nm of torque at 8,000 revs, providing a very strong acceleration pretty much anywhere across the rev band.
The trellis frame rolls with the usual beefy 50mm Marzocchi forks and the progressive linkage adjustable rear monoshock damper, and there’s nothing new in the dynamics department worth of mentioning. If you ever swung a leg over the Diavel, then you know what to expect from the Titanium version.
Titanium and dark chrome will turn more than a few heads
Beauty is in the details, they say, and the Diavel Titanium is the perfect way to prove this. The limited edition muscle bike brings forth a sizzling hot combination of titanium, carbon fiber, dark chrome and gloss black accents which emanates a sober elegance that’s… well, commanding.
The fuel tank got a sweet titanium paint job complemented by contrasting racing lines and titanium side panels. The aggressive air intakes on either side are in carbon fiber and Ducati preferred to show off the material’s texture for an even more beautiful contrast with the smooth titanium surfaces.
The carbon intakes are accompanied by more similar accents, such as the radiator covers, windscreen, front and rear fenders, front sprocket cover, tank filler surround. The passenger seat cover is also in carbon with a titanium insert, and the aluminium wheels are a special order, as well.
Dark Chrome was chosen for the frame, and the wheels have been painted in gloss black. Unlike the rest of the versions, the 2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium received a special treatment for the exhaust system. A Zircotech ceramic matte black lining was used to add to the sober looks.
Ducati Diavel Titanium machines can be distinguished by the numbered tank-mounted plates. The bike has a 205kg dry weight and a kerb weight of 234kg. No price was announced so far, but we expect it to slot a couple of thousands more than the base version.
The Diavel will certainly receive a solid update for 2016, possibly with the DVT (Ducati Variable Timing) version of the engine and more styling updates. However, if you want some exclusive Diavel coolness, now is the right time to place an order and a deposit with your Ducati dealer.