2017 Ducati Diavel Titanium
2017 Ducati Diavel Titanium

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Ducati
Ducati
Model Year
2017
2017
Model
Diavel Titanium
Diavel Titanium
Model Code
DIAVELTITANIUM
DIAVELTITANIUM
Color
TBD
TBD

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially attached Brembo Monobloc 4-piston callipers with ABS as standard equipment

Rear -265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper ABS as standard equipment

2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially attached Brembo Monobloc 4-piston callipers with ABS as standard equipment

Rear -265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper ABS as standard equipment

Wheels

Front - Dedicated lightweight forged alloy with machined finish, 3.50 in. x 17 in.

Rear - dedicated lightweight forged alloy with machine finish, 8.00 in. x 17 in.

Front / Rear travel - 120 mm (4.7 in.)

Front - Dedicated lightweight forged alloy with machined finish, 3.50 in. x 17 in.

Rear - dedicated lightweight forged alloy with machine finish, 8.00 in. x 17 in.

Front / Rear travel - 120 mm (4.7 in.)

Tires

Front - 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Rear - 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Front - 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Rear - 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Dimensions

Length
88 in. (2,235 mm)
88 in. (2,235 mm)
Height
47 in. (1,192 mm)
47 in. (1,192 mm)
Width
34 in. (860 mm)
34 in. (860 mm)
Weight

Dry - 452 lb. (205 kg)

Kerb - 516 lbs. (234 kg)

Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Dry - 452 lb. (205 kg)

Kerb - 516 lbs. (234 kg)

Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Wheelbase
62.2 in. (1,580 mm)
62.2 in. (1,580 mm)
Seat Height
30.3 in. (770 mm)
30.3 in. (770 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
6-speed
Final Drive
Chain drive; 15 tooth front sprocket, 43 tooth rear sprocket
Chain drive; 15 tooth front sprocket, 43 tooth rear sprocket

Engine

Engine
Testastretta 11° L-twin 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
Testastretta 11° L-twin 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
Horsepower
162 hp (119 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
162 hp (119 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
Displacement
1,198.4 cc
1,198.4 cc
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9 mm
106 x 67.9 mm
Torque
96.2 ft. lbs. (130.5 Nm) @ 8,000 rpm
96.2 ft. lbs. (130.5 Nm) @ 8,000 rpm
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
12.5:1
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies, fully ride-by-wire controlled
Electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies, fully ride-by-wire controlled
Fuel Capacity
U.S. gal. - 4.5 (17 l)
U.S. gal. - 4.5 (17 l)
Clutch
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Exhaust
Stainless steel muffler with aluminium tips and brushed steel cover; catalyzer and 2 lambda probes. Zircotec ceramic coated exhaust tubes.
Stainless steel muffler with aluminium tips and brushed steel cover; catalyzer and 2 lambda probes. Zircotec ceramic coated exhaust tubes.
Gear Ratio

1st - 37/15

2nd - 30/17

3rd - 27/20

4th - 24/22

5th - 23/24

6th - 22/25

1st - 37/15

2nd - 30/17

3rd - 27/20

4th - 24/22

5th - 23/24

6th - 22/25

Operational

Primary Drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Frame
Steel tube Trellis with Dark Chrome finish
Steel tube Trellis with Dark Chrome finish
Suspension

Front - Marzocchi fully adjustable 50 mm usd fork with DLC-treatment

Rear - Fully adjustable rear shock with progressive linkage. Remote spring preload adjustment. Single-sided aluminium swingarm

Front - Marzocchi fully adjustable 50 mm usd fork with DLC-treatment

Rear - Fully adjustable rear shock with progressive linkage. Remote spring preload adjustment. Single-sided aluminium swingarm

Rake
28°
28°
Trail
5.1 in. (130 mm)
5.1 in. (130 mm)
Instrumentation
Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display - speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for - Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display - gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS.
Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display - speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for - Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display - gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS.

Other

Includes

Maintenance service intervals - 9,000 m / 12 months

Valve Clearance Check - 18,000 m /30.000km

Maintenance service intervals - 9,000 m / 12 months

Valve Clearance Check - 18,000 m /30.000km

Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
24 months unlimited mileage

Features

Chassis

  • FORKS WITH LOW-FRICTION FORK LEGS: The Diavel uses 50 mm front forks with fork legs finished in low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC). These forks are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. The forks are equipped with slash-cut triple-clamps - the bottom yoke in die-cast aluminium and the upper in forged aluminium - with a rubber-mounted tapered alloy handlebar clamp. With a 28° steering rake, 130 mm trail and 24 mm offset, this set-up provides a sure-footed yet agile front end for incredible handling.
  • SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM: The long, die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm provides great suspension action and feeling at the rear-end, and gives a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) along with a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°.
  • BRAKING SYSTEM: The Diavel front brakes use Brembo's incredibly powerful Monobloc callipers, which deliver outstanding performance actuated by integral alloy master cylinders with uniquely shaped reservoirs sporting milled tops. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted front callipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston calliper, also by Brembo.
  • FUEL TANK AND AIR INTAKES: The Diavel's 17l (4.5 gal US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike's overall styling. Its wide, long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame to create a seamless profile. While the focal point of the tank is the high resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and well-sculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Diavel and a high tech composite look to the Diavel Carbon. On each side of the front of the tank are massive air intakes formed in aluminium to feed the engine's large airbox.
  • SACHS REAR SUSPENSION: The Diavel has a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring preload adjustment.
  • DIAVEL FRAME ASSEMBLY: The Diavel has a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring preload adjustment.

Engine

  • TESTRATRETTA 11°: The Diavel's heart is the Ducati Testastretta 11° Dual Spark (DS) - developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. Ducati's Testastretta 11° DS harnesses the immense power of the Superbike engine and makes it smoother and more linear, combining high performance with an enjoyable and perfectly manageable ride.To create an engine with this blend of brute power and supreme usability, Ducati carefully developed its cam timing with a particular focus on the valve overlap angle. Defined as the period of crankshaft rotation (in degrees) during which both intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time, this overlap angle is set at 11° on the Diavel's engine - much less than the 41° used by Ducati's Superbike engines. As a result the fresh inlet charge is less compromised by exiting exhaust gases, resulting in smoother combustion, improved fuel economy, and lower exhaust emissions. Along these same lines, the Testastretta 11° DS employs several other technological advances. Targeted injectors direct their charge to the intake valves, which provides better vaporization of the air/fuel mixture. This compressed intake charge is ignited by twin spark plugs in each chamber for rapid and even combustion. And after exiting the combustion chamber, a secondary air system burns off any residual fuel molecules, allowing a richer mixture to be used without increasing emissions. As a combined result of these technologies the Testastretta 11° DS is the perfect base for the Diavel - full of character, and producing tremendous power that give unmatched acceleration, along with smooth and controllable delivery for cruising the boulevard at any speed.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: With its 162hp* and colossal 96lb-ft of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° DS engine defines authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance.Thanks to dual spark plugs, high-compression pistons, and revised injection spray targeting, the engine's torque curve is strong and smooth at low rpm, and remains so through a wide rev-range. The engine output is managed by Ducati's Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to ensure effortless ridability, with plenty of power on tap also for high-rpm riding. *The power values indicated above are measured using a chassis dynamometer. Homologated power data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document, are measured using an engine dynamometer according to the homologation regulation. The two power values may differ because of the different measurement equipments.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: The oversized exhaust pipes with 58mm cross-section are part of a system which has been redesigned to maximise power and improve the efficiency and distribution of the Diavel. The system is equipped with a lambda probe for each individual cylinder, in order for the fuel injection to be optimised and managed autonomously via the large airbox. The vertically stacked cannon silencers are equipped with catalytic converters that ensure compliance with Euro 3 standards, while the electronically controlled adjustment valve optimises exhaust pressure. The exhaust system is enhanced by the manifolds, treated with black ceramic Zircotec, and the silencers, with a brushed steel outer cover.
  • TWIN LATERAL RADIATORS: To keep the frontal lines of the Diavel clean, the technical solution of a highly efficient lateral radiator is placed on each side of the bike. These well-ducted units, located beneath the fuel tank, use aerodynamics to help draw cooling air flow through them and are assisted by high-flow electric fans when required. Their shape integrates seamlessly with the overall design, combining form and function to enhance the muscular presence of the bike.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: The transmission features an oil bath clutch with "slipper" function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the use of lower clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter lever feel at the handlebar, ideal in stop-and-go traffic or during long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like "slipper" action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear end under aggressive downshifting and also provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or downshifting under normal riding conditions.
  • 15,000 KM SERVICE INTERVAL: Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques have enabled the distance between services to be set at a highly competitive 15,000 km/12 month interval, with a valve adjustment interval of 30,000 km. To achieve this, the new Testastretta 11° DS engine uses advanced valve seat materials along with sophisticated heat management and combustion strategies that improve efficiency and lower operating temperatures.
  • RIDE BY WIRE: The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Diavel's twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip does not have a mechanical cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers an electrical signal to a control unit, which in turn opens the butterfly electronically. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery: 162hp* with a sports-type delivery. 162hp* with a progressive delivery suitable for touring. 100hp* with progressive delivery for city use. *The power values indicated above are measured using a chassis dynamometer. Homologated power data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document, are measured using an engine dynamometer according to the homologation regulation. The two power values may differ because of the different measurement equipments.

Equipment

  • FORGED MACHINED WHEELS: The Diavel Titanium features unique, machine-finished wheels forged from lightweight aluminium. The front rim is 3.5x17, while the rear is 8x17, and wears a massive 240-section rear tyre for incredible grip and ultimate street style.
  • TITANIUM PIECES: Titanium - the lightweight, super-strong metal of choice for the most high-tech and prestigious of applications, is what gives the Diavel titanium its name. It is used to form the exterior of the bike's commanding tank, and its headlight cover. Continuing the theme, a titanium insert is also used on the Diavel Titanium's carbon rear seat cover.
  • SEAT: The Diavel Titanium features a dedicated seat made in premium Alcantara and leather. Comfortable, supportive, and shaped to perfectly integrate with the bike's distinctive line, the seat includes a carbon fibre and titanium cover for the passenger portion.
  • SPECIAL CARBON PARTS: The Diavel Titanium makes extensive use of the finest quality carbon fibre, for its strength, light weight, and racing style. Carbon fibre is used to form the bike's large and aggressive air intakes, as well as for the rear seat cover, the front and rear mudguards, the front sprocket cover, the radiator covers, the gas cap surround, and the mini windscreen.
  • SPLIT-LEVEL INSTRUMENTATION: The upper LCD display is mounted on the handlebar riser and provides key information such as speed and rpm, in addition to showing warning lights, time and temperature. The lower, full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) unit is integrated into the fuel tank and provides an incredibly clear display of the currently selected Riding Mode, gear, and DTC level as well as total and trip mileage. Used extensively on mobile phones and computers, TFT technology is superior to LCD and displays easy-to-read high resolution graphics. The Diavel's TFT display goes one step further by sensing the ambient light conditions to automatically select a black or white background colour. When the Diavel is stationary, its lower display also doubles as a user-friendly control panel to personalise and save DTC and RbW settings within each Riding Mode - creating a custom electronics configuration to suit any rider's preference.
  • HANDS-FREE IGNITION: The Diavel's ignition is actuated by an electronic key in the rider's pocket, which communicates with the motorcycle when within a distance of approximately 2 metres (6.5ft). The motorcycle recognises the dedicated key code and automatically enables the bike's systems. Pressing the key-on switch then activates all systems to "on" and the engine is ready to be started. The electronic key, which internally consists of a radio circuit, externally doubles as a mechanical flip-key, required to open the seat and fuel tank cap. When parking the motorcycle, an electronic lock can be actuated on the steering simply by applying full steering-lock and pressing the ignition-off button a second time.
  • INNOVATIVE NUMBER PLATE MOUNT: Employing the double strip of multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of the Diavel required an innovative solution for the mounting of the number plate. The unique design uses mounts on the rear hub of the single-sided swingarm to extend an elegant and Ducati signature Trellis framework around the 240 section rear tyre, enabling a central mounting of the plate. The framework carries a hidden power feed to dedicated LED illumination for the number plate, eliminating any reliance on the main rear lights and creating a clean feeling around the rear of the seat. This design solution is the first of its kind and an example of the incredible attention to detail on the Diavel.
  • PIRELLI TIRES: Ducati's technical partner, Pirelli, worked with the Diavel's designers and engineers to develop the incredible Diablo Rosso II tyres. While the front uses a conventional 120/70x17 section with a tread pattern designed for enhanced wet weather performance, the 240/45x17 rear represents the latest innovation in tyre design with a sport-oriented profileapplied to custom-style width. The massive rear employs bi-compound technology to enable high grip levels at full lean angle while also providing high mileage, and uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximise the contact patch at all angles. The tread pattern and compounds deliver great performance in all conditions, especially the wet.
  • ABS: The Diavel is equipped with the latest and most compact Bosch ABS system as original equipment, providing a major contribution towards performance control.Working together with top Brembo components, the special Diavel chassis configuration, and Pirelli tyres with Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), the Bosch ABS gives the Diavel even greater braking performance that of the awesome Ducati Superbikes.
  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC): The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider's right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheelspin, considerably increasing the bike's active safety and performance. The system offers eight levels of sensitivity, each programmed with an amount of rear wheelspin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of intervention, and are classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders in good riding conditions, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence by all riders, even in wet or slippery conditions. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing a user-friendly set-up menu. A "default"option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
  • CONROLS: The Diavel handlebar shape and position leave the rider comfortable and in full command. Wide, tapered section aluminium bars with sleek new mounting clamps provide a clean and minimalist set-up, while stylish, aluminium mirrors deliver a generous view to the rear. Switchgear is Ducati’s latest, minimalist design, with slim-line bodies housing easy-to-use switches and buttons and a unique weapons-like “trigger catch” that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is engaged. The turn indicator cancelling button doubles as a scroll-and-select for fast and easy Riding Mode changes, while switches above and below serve to navigate the high-resolution display control panel.
  • FOOTPEGS AND GRAB-RAIL: Diavel's passenger accomodations include slender footpegs which ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame, as well as an innovative T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly which slides out from the rear of the seat. Deployed from a mechanism under the seat, the grab-rail provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring handle for the passenger, while its shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tailpiece when retracted. Both of these passenger-friendly features are crafted in forged aluminium and shot-peened for strength and a uniform finish before being black anodised to become almost invisible when folded away.

Chassis

  • FORKS WITH LOW-FRICTION FORK LEGS: The Diavel uses 50 mm front forks with fork legs finished in low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC). These forks are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. The forks are equipped with slash-cut triple-clamps - the bottom yoke in die-cast aluminium and the upper in forged aluminium - with a rubber-mounted tapered alloy handlebar clamp. With a 28° steering rake, 130 mm trail and 24 mm offset, this set-up provides a sure-footed yet agile front end for incredible handling.
  • SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM: The long, die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm provides great suspension action and feeling at the rear-end, and gives a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) along with a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°.
  • BRAKING SYSTEM: The Diavel front brakes use Brembo's incredibly powerful Monobloc callipers, which deliver outstanding performance actuated by integral alloy master cylinders with uniquely shaped reservoirs sporting milled tops. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted front callipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston calliper, also by Brembo.
  • FUEL TANK AND AIR INTAKES: The Diavel's 17l (4.5 gal US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike's overall styling. Its wide, long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame to create a seamless profile. While the focal point of the tank is the high resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and well-sculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Diavel and a high tech composite look to the Diavel Carbon. On each side of the front of the tank are massive air intakes formed in aluminium to feed the engine's large airbox.
  • SACHS REAR SUSPENSION: The Diavel has a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring preload adjustment.
  • DIAVEL FRAME ASSEMBLY: The Diavel has a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring preload adjustment.

Engine

  • TESTRATRETTA 11°: The Diavel's heart is the Ducati Testastretta 11° Dual Spark (DS) - developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. Ducati's Testastretta 11° DS harnesses the immense power of the Superbike engine and makes it smoother and more linear, combining high performance with an enjoyable and perfectly manageable ride.To create an engine with this blend of brute power and supreme usability, Ducati carefully developed its cam timing with a particular focus on the valve overlap angle. Defined as the period of crankshaft rotation (in degrees) during which both intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time, this overlap angle is set at 11° on the Diavel's engine - much less than the 41° used by Ducati's Superbike engines. As a result the fresh inlet charge is less compromised by exiting exhaust gases, resulting in smoother combustion, improved fuel economy, and lower exhaust emissions. Along these same lines, the Testastretta 11° DS employs several other technological advances. Targeted injectors direct their charge to the intake valves, which provides better vaporization of the air/fuel mixture. This compressed intake charge is ignited by twin spark plugs in each chamber for rapid and even combustion. And after exiting the combustion chamber, a secondary air system burns off any residual fuel molecules, allowing a richer mixture to be used without increasing emissions. As a combined result of these technologies the Testastretta 11° DS is the perfect base for the Diavel - full of character, and producing tremendous power that give unmatched acceleration, along with smooth and controllable delivery for cruising the boulevard at any speed.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: With its 162hp* and colossal 96lb-ft of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° DS engine defines authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance.Thanks to dual spark plugs, high-compression pistons, and revised injection spray targeting, the engine's torque curve is strong and smooth at low rpm, and remains so through a wide rev-range. The engine output is managed by Ducati's Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to ensure effortless ridability, with plenty of power on tap also for high-rpm riding. *The power values indicated above are measured using a chassis dynamometer. Homologated power data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document, are measured using an engine dynamometer according to the homologation regulation. The two power values may differ because of the different measurement equipments.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: The oversized exhaust pipes with 58mm cross-section are part of a system which has been redesigned to maximise power and improve the efficiency and distribution of the Diavel. The system is equipped with a lambda probe for each individual cylinder, in order for the fuel injection to be optimised and managed autonomously via the large airbox. The vertically stacked cannon silencers are equipped with catalytic converters that ensure compliance with Euro 3 standards, while the electronically controlled adjustment valve optimises exhaust pressure. The exhaust system is enhanced by the manifolds, treated with black ceramic Zircotec, and the silencers, with a brushed steel outer cover.
  • TWIN LATERAL RADIATORS: To keep the frontal lines of the Diavel clean, the technical solution of a highly efficient lateral radiator is placed on each side of the bike. These well-ducted units, located beneath the fuel tank, use aerodynamics to help draw cooling air flow through them and are assisted by high-flow electric fans when required. Their shape integrates seamlessly with the overall design, combining form and function to enhance the muscular presence of the bike.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: The transmission features an oil bath clutch with "slipper" function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the use of lower clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter lever feel at the handlebar, ideal in stop-and-go traffic or during long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like "slipper" action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear end under aggressive downshifting and also provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or downshifting under normal riding conditions.
  • 15,000 KM SERVICE INTERVAL: Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques have enabled the distance between services to be set at a highly competitive 15,000 km/12 month interval, with a valve adjustment interval of 30,000 km. To achieve this, the new Testastretta 11° DS engine uses advanced valve seat materials along with sophisticated heat management and combustion strategies that improve efficiency and lower operating temperatures.
  • RIDE BY WIRE: The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Diavel's twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip does not have a mechanical cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers an electrical signal to a control unit, which in turn opens the butterfly electronically. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery: 162hp* with a sports-type delivery. 162hp* with a progressive delivery suitable for touring. 100hp* with progressive delivery for city use. *The power values indicated above are measured using a chassis dynamometer. Homologated power data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document, are measured using an engine dynamometer according to the homologation regulation. The two power values may differ because of the different measurement equipments.

Equipment

  • FORGED MACHINED WHEELS: The Diavel Titanium features unique, machine-finished wheels forged from lightweight aluminium. The front rim is 3.5x17, while the rear is 8x17, and wears a massive 240-section rear tyre for incredible grip and ultimate street style.
  • TITANIUM PIECES: Titanium - the lightweight, super-strong metal of choice for the most high-tech and prestigious of applications, is what gives the Diavel titanium its name. It is used to form the exterior of the bike's commanding tank, and its headlight cover. Continuing the theme, a titanium insert is also used on the Diavel Titanium's carbon rear seat cover.
  • SEAT: The Diavel Titanium features a dedicated seat made in premium Alcantara and leather. Comfortable, supportive, and shaped to perfectly integrate with the bike's distinctive line, the seat includes a carbon fibre and titanium cover for the passenger portion.
  • SPECIAL CARBON PARTS: The Diavel Titanium makes extensive use of the finest quality carbon fibre, for its strength, light weight, and racing style. Carbon fibre is used to form the bike's large and aggressive air intakes, as well as for the rear seat cover, the front and rear mudguards, the front sprocket cover, the radiator covers, the gas cap surround, and the mini windscreen.
  • SPLIT-LEVEL INSTRUMENTATION: The upper LCD display is mounted on the handlebar riser and provides key information such as speed and rpm, in addition to showing warning lights, time and temperature. The lower, full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) unit is integrated into the fuel tank and provides an incredibly clear display of the currently selected Riding Mode, gear, and DTC level as well as total and trip mileage. Used extensively on mobile phones and computers, TFT technology is superior to LCD and displays easy-to-read high resolution graphics. The Diavel's TFT display goes one step further by sensing the ambient light conditions to automatically select a black or white background colour. When the Diavel is stationary, its lower display also doubles as a user-friendly control panel to personalise and save DTC and RbW settings within each Riding Mode - creating a custom electronics configuration to suit any rider's preference.
  • HANDS-FREE IGNITION: The Diavel's ignition is actuated by an electronic key in the rider's pocket, which communicates with the motorcycle when within a distance of approximately 2 metres (6.5ft). The motorcycle recognises the dedicated key code and automatically enables the bike's systems. Pressing the key-on switch then activates all systems to "on" and the engine is ready to be started. The electronic key, which internally consists of a radio circuit, externally doubles as a mechanical flip-key, required to open the seat and fuel tank cap. When parking the motorcycle, an electronic lock can be actuated on the steering simply by applying full steering-lock and pressing the ignition-off button a second time.
  • INNOVATIVE NUMBER PLATE MOUNT: Employing the double strip of multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of the Diavel required an innovative solution for the mounting of the number plate. The unique design uses mounts on the rear hub of the single-sided swingarm to extend an elegant and Ducati signature Trellis framework around the 240 section rear tyre, enabling a central mounting of the plate. The framework carries a hidden power feed to dedicated LED illumination for the number plate, eliminating any reliance on the main rear lights and creating a clean feeling around the rear of the seat. This design solution is the first of its kind and an example of the incredible attention to detail on the Diavel.
  • PIRELLI TIRES: Ducati's technical partner, Pirelli, worked with the Diavel's designers and engineers to develop the incredible Diablo Rosso II tyres. While the front uses a conventional 120/70x17 section with a tread pattern designed for enhanced wet weather performance, the 240/45x17 rear represents the latest innovation in tyre design with a sport-oriented profileapplied to custom-style width. The massive rear employs bi-compound technology to enable high grip levels at full lean angle while also providing high mileage, and uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximise the contact patch at all angles. The tread pattern and compounds deliver great performance in all conditions, especially the wet.
  • ABS: The Diavel is equipped with the latest and most compact Bosch ABS system as original equipment, providing a major contribution towards performance control.Working together with top Brembo components, the special Diavel chassis configuration, and Pirelli tyres with Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), the Bosch ABS gives the Diavel even greater braking performance that of the awesome Ducati Superbikes.
  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC): The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider's right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheelspin, considerably increasing the bike's active safety and performance. The system offers eight levels of sensitivity, each programmed with an amount of rear wheelspin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of intervention, and are classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders in good riding conditions, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence by all riders, even in wet or slippery conditions. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing a user-friendly set-up menu. A "default"option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
  • CONROLS: The Diavel handlebar shape and position leave the rider comfortable and in full command. Wide, tapered section aluminium bars with sleek new mounting clamps provide a clean and minimalist set-up, while stylish, aluminium mirrors deliver a generous view to the rear. Switchgear is Ducati’s latest, minimalist design, with slim-line bodies housing easy-to-use switches and buttons and a unique weapons-like “trigger catch” that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is engaged. The turn indicator cancelling button doubles as a scroll-and-select for fast and easy Riding Mode changes, while switches above and below serve to navigate the high-resolution display control panel.
  • FOOTPEGS AND GRAB-RAIL: Diavel's passenger accomodations include slender footpegs which ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame, as well as an innovative T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly which slides out from the rear of the seat. Deployed from a mechanism under the seat, the grab-rail provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring handle for the passenger, while its shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tailpiece when retracted. Both of these passenger-friendly features are crafted in forged aluminium and shot-peened for strength and a uniform finish before being black anodised to become almost invisible when folded away.