Image Gallery: Ducati Diavel Carbon Road Test Review - Overdrive
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Image gallery: Ducati Diavel Carbon road test review

14 Apr 2016 / 0

The Diavel is Ducati’s idea of what a cruiser should be. Featuring a long wheelbase and a soft, low set seat it’s easy to be fooled into thinking the Diavel is just another cruiser. But you’d be wrong, very wrong. With a 1.2-litre V-twin engine that makes 162PS the Diavel is one of the hardest accelerating motorcycles money can buy and is a equally capable and fearsome motorcycle to ride. Watch out for our road test review in the May 2016 issue of OVERDRIVE

The Diavel is one of the biggest attention magnets we have ever ridden

The Diavel is one of the biggest attention magnets we have ever ridden

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The design philosophy is unique and unlike anything else out there

Lovely attention to detail and high levels of quality

Lovely attention to detail and high levels of quality

Note the clever side mounted radiators and integrated LED indicators. Dual rotor Brembo brakes are incredibly powerful

Note the clever side mounted radiators and integrated LED indicators. Dual rotor Brembo brakes are incredibly powerful

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Deep seat is stunning, low and comfy but also very supportive under hard acceleration. Carbon fibre cowl is removable via an allen key to reveal a pillion seat

Large side intakes feed cool air to the dual radiators mounted on either side of the tank

Large side intakes feed cool air to the dual radiators mounted on either side of the tank

A keyless ignition system allows the rider to unlock and start the bike while the key is in his/her pocket

A keyless ignition system allows the rider to unlock and start the bike while the key is in his/her pocket

Three riding modes on offer. Urban restricts power to 100PS, Touring gives full power but with milder throttle response and more intrusive traction control. Sport offers full power, crisp response and the lowest traction control setting

Three riding modes on offer. Urban restricts power to 100PS, Touring gives full power but with milder throttle response and more intrusive traction control. Sport offers full power, crisp response and the lowest traction control setting

Dual LED strips double up as brake lamps and turn signals. Single grab rail can be extended by using a release mechanism under the seat. Check out how neatly the pillion foot rests fold into the body work

Dual LED strips double up as brake lamps and turn signals. Single grab rail can be extended by using a release mechanism under the seat. Check out how neatly the pillion foot rests fold into the body work

Carbon fibre mudguard, tank and rear cowl are part of the Ducati Diavel Carbon edition we have here. Adds Rs 3 lakh to the cost of the standard Diavel, taking it to Rs 20.8 lakh on-road Mumbai

Carbon fibre mudguard, tank and rear cowl are part of the Ducati Diavel Carbon edition we have here. Adds Rs 3 lakh to the cost of the standard Diavel, taking it to Rs 20.8 lakh on-road Mumbai

Dual segment headlamp is full LED and works brilliantly at night

Dual segment headlamp is full LED and works brilliantly at night

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Gorgeous forged wheels are also part of the Carbon Edition and save a considerable 5 kg of unsprung mass

Massive 240 section Pirelli Diablo Rosso II looks incredible on that rim, even more so thanks to the single sided swing arm and slash cut exhaust

Massive 240 section Pirelli Diablo Rosso II looks incredible on that rim, even more so thanks to the single sided swing arm and slash cut exhaust

Split level instrument cluster is full colour, high resolution and easy to read on the go

Split level instrument cluster is full colour, high resolution and easy to read on the go

Even on stock pipes, the Diavel is a seriously loud bike and produces an angry V-twin bark from those dual exhuats

Even on stock pipes, the Diavel is a seriously loud bike and produces an angry V-twin bark from those dual exhuats

Handling is amazing for a cruiser, the DIavel offers 41 degrees of lean!

Handling is amazing for a cruiser, the DIavel offers 41 degrees of lean!

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This bike needs to be muscled and it takes a firm push at the bars to get it turned in. But put in the effort and the Diavel proves to be very rewarding

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Images by Suresh Narayanan and Anis Shaikh



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