Ducati’s Diavel is getting closer to a normal cruiser.
Ducati created with the Diavel a motorcycle with muscle and lots of character. It may have some sort of similarities with a basic cruiser, but the Italian machine is unique and defined as a power cruiser. Powerful, agile and with a muscle bike style, Ducati Diavel has more in common with a superbike or with a supernaked rather than with a lasy V-twin cruiser. All that probably will remain unchanged, but these spy shots of a new Diavel show the vison Ducati has for the next generation Diavel.
The new motorcycle looks more oriented towards a basic cruiser rather than a power cruiser as it is today. MCN captured the new Ducati Diavel. Changes were made to the frame, engine, bodywork, drivetrain and probably riding position. The bike looks to target Harley-Davidson’s V-Rod rather than Yamaha’s VMAX.
The exhaust system was modified, we can no longer see the two big pipes. The frame suffered some changes as well. It no longer surrounds the engine which probably means the new Ducati Diavel shares Multistrada’s updated Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT). The machined cylinder heads create a visual effect of the big L-twin engine. Other visual changes include a smaller headlamp and a flatter tank.
Riding position has also been affected. The seat and bars are lower. The new Ducati Diavel features trellis-style cast swingarm and belt final drive. By the looks of it, the Italian cruiser is quite production ready.