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Old 09-08-2010, 03:26 AM   #46
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:24 AM   #47
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No one cares who thinks what about it if it will sell.

They don't make bikes because they want to make friends and chat
about them, they make them to sell them and make money.

A lot of people will post "Why?!" in this thread, and that's the answer
to that question.
Great post! Ducati wants some of that largest pie, the cruiser market. If they offer luggage and other touring acc. it will be that much more appealing. I hope they do it right and put a least a five (six more better) gallon tank.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:01 AM   #48
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The Diavel looks more like a muscle bike. Throw in the Multistrada electronics and it becomes very interesting. And I'm really not into cruisers.

I'd agree Capricco about wanting touring accessories, but I'm not sure if there's anywhere to bolt a set of panniers onto. The tail section is rather skimpy.

That said, there's definitely something bag like in this photo.

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:43 AM   #49
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This bike is starting to grow on me. I agree if you could put some luggage on it and rear seat it MAY work as a cruiser. I guess we will have to see it in person
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:26 PM   #50
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Maybe Ducati will come up with an eccentric luggage system, such as their Front Side Pockets for the Hypermotard.

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Old 09-08-2010, 05:21 PM   #51
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i'll be having a good look at this bike, it somehow has potential !!!
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:27 PM   #52
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I think that I might have found a shortcoming with the Diavel, which is that it doesn't seem to have a lot of leg room.

Take this spy shot of the Ducati.



I don't know how tall the rider is, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of space between the seat and pegs. I'd say that the Aprilia Shiver is a pretty close match, albeit with a taller saddle.



I reckon in terms of size, the Diavel is comparable to the K1300R (or K1200R for those of you unfortunate to live in the US where it's not available ).



Compared to Triumph's big Rocket III, it looks a much less spacious bike.



The Shiver is a bit tight for my legs (34" inside leg), and my guess is that the Diavel, despite being a similar sort of size to one of the big BMW K-series bikes, is going to offer the same amount of space as the Aprilia.

The (mid control) foot peg position of something like the Rocket isn't great if you've got long legs, as I find my thighs end up parallel with the top of the tank, or even above it on some Harleys.

So my guess is that the Diavel will suit shorter riders better than us big, strapping manly types.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #53
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every time i look at page one of Road Warriors I see the title of this thread and read it as "Ducati Drivel"

and that's the more appropriate title.

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Old 09-10-2010, 03:50 AM   #54
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:32 PM   #55
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it looks pretty good lying on the ground too
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:01 PM   #56
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Ducati Diavel

A Ducati for fat guys & gals. This may work afterall...pure genius, seriously.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:27 PM   #57
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:13 PM   #59
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Yup, I confess, I put this in the wrong forum. Didn't search road warriors. Please move or merge.

Here's my point. I can't tell you how many folks with "modern American" figures come in to the shop and would love to own a Ducati but can't. Body size just won't allow it. There's a large number of potential customers that don't have a viable option when they walk in to a Ducati dealership.

Are there other brands more well suited to these buyers...sure. Does this, however, open the door for Ducati for a new audience...absolutely.

Will it work? Who knows...
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:47 AM   #60
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Yup, I confess, I put this in the wrong forum. Didn't search road warriors. Please move or merge.

Here's my point. I can't tell you how many folks with "modern American" figures come in to the shop and would love to own a Ducati but can't. Body size just won't allow it. There's a large number of potential customers that don't have a viable option when they walk in to a Ducati dealership.

Are there other brands more well suited to these buyers...sure. Does this, however, open the door for Ducati for a new audience...absolutely.

Will it work? Who knows...
I think one of our (and by "our" I mean motorcyclists) biggest problems is that we say "oh, if this existed, I'd buy it." But when it actually does exist, or it is imported to the US, nobody actually follows through. Those plus size guys who say they'd buy a ducati are probably riding road glides right now, and have no intention of switching, Diavel or no Diavel.
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