Ducati Diavel

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by vander, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    Bags for storage and windscreen to help mitigate wind blast on the interstate a bit? It's pretty ugly, but it's a practical consideration for those that want a Diavel but also want to do more with it than a day trip. I have absolutely no interest in a Multistrada or its chicken beak.
  2. XT_Driftwood

    XT_Driftwood Been here awhile

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    Probably not many comic nerds like me on here, but...

    There is a new show on the CW called "Arrow", based on the DC character "Green Arrow" (soft of a Robin Hood/Batman mashup). He is, of course, a billionaire playboy when not leaping rooftop to rooftop and he rides a Diavel.

    The bike only shows up in one scene per episode and is usually ridden in a very tame fashion. I would guess the CW doesn't have the budget to risk lunching a bike like that.
  3. rous44

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  4. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    "Grimm" nerds might have noticed on Friday's season finale episode that two new bad guys (one of 'em a female) showed up on these to bedevil the hero of the show. The baddies were later dispatched in a fight, so we bike nuts are left wondering WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TWO DUCATIS?"
  5. Echo3Niner

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    Put my deposit down on a Diavel Strada; should be here in April...
  6. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Pretty sure I saw a note from Ducati a week or two back listing a kit to do this - pm me if you still want more info
  7. pitbull

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    yup........I thought and still think the Diavel is ugly. I test road it however, and would buy it tomorrow if I had the cash kicking around.

    stupid fun and ugly is really ok with me
  8. Back in da saddle

    Back in da saddle Adventurer

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    The looks of the bike took some time for me to adjust too as well....then riding the thing made that all go away. :wink:
  9. objectuser

    objectuser Been here awhile

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    I somehow missed the unveiling of this bike. I saw it for the first time on Monday, April 1st. I seriously thought it was a joke. Because .... damn!

    But it's not. :muutt
  10. flatland964

    flatland964 Been here awhile

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    I am about to sign on the dotted line for a base Diavel in red, and sell a couple of my current bikes to help afford it. I was not totally enamored with the looks either. I still prefer the looks of the Monster. But holy shite, that bike is fun! I was totally sold after a test ride, and a second ride did nothing to dissuade me. It is surprisingly light, comfortable and manageable, and unsurprisingly wildly fast. It has a couple of minor handling quirks, probably attributable to the fat rear tire, but easily manageable, and for me well worth the more comfortable seating position over the better handling Ducati bikes.

    I understand that there are retrofit kits for the 2012 models that are just coming out that will allow you to retrofit seat, bags, hand rails and backrest of the Strada style. You don't need to do all, but if you want to add the backrest you need to add the hand rail kit. At some point I may have to do the backrest so my wife is comfortable on the back, although I've no intention of using this as a long touring bike.
  11. Mattyballgame72

    Mattyballgame72 Triumph Fanboi

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    Once they make it in white....

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    I will be the first to order one.



    Test rode one and it was just a flat out amazing bike. I basically stopped looking at all bikes... This and the Tiger 800.....I will be all set :wink:
  12. Echo3Niner

    Echo3Niner Adventurer

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    Did the paperwork and closed the deal tonight... Soon as they install the Akrapovic and Ohlins, I'll pick her up!
  13. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    I wanted a white one so bad but they didnt offer them so I ettled for a black one. amazing bike.
  14. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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  15. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Three Diavels out together on a ride out last weekend

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  16. apessino

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  17. Echo3Niner

    Echo3Niner Adventurer

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    Amora, the Enchantress came home with me today...

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  18. pitbull

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    is that the strada version?

    if so, how is it for saddle comfort compared to the regular diavel?

    I really like the look of it.
  19. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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  20. Echo3Niner

    Echo3Niner Adventurer

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    Better pics...
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