The legendary Diavel, now with V4 power. Can you tame it?
Muscular, sporty, exaggerated and elegant at the same time, able to magnetize attention in any context, Diavel V4 synthesizes seemingly distant technical, dynamic and stylistic features, such as those of sport nakeds and muscle cruisers.
The exhilarating performances of the V4 Granturismo engine are combined with surprising agility and dynamics for such a motorcycle.
DESIGNED AROUND THE V4 GRANTURISMO: The V4 Granturismo takes center stage on our muscle bike and allows it to express its personality to the fullest. Ducati's four-cylinder engine guarantees high performance, combined with smoothness and regularity, at every rpm. The new chassis combines ideally with what have always been the Diavel's strengths, such as its characteristic riding position and comfort in medium-range touring. In addition, thanks to a major weight reduction, handling and agility improve noticeably.
POWER, SMOOTHNESS AND LIGHTNESS: The Diavel adopts the 1,158 cc V4 Granturismo engine, a central element of the bike’s design and at the same time a technical choice that improves performance, dynamics and riding pleasure. Powerful (168 hp), rich in torque at every rpm (with a peak value of 92.5 lb-ft at 7,500 rpm) but also extremely light and compact, the V4 Granturismo (which derives from the Desmosedici Stradale of Panigale V4 and Streetfighter V4) is at the same time smooth, regular and enjoyable from the lowest revs.
AN EXCITING AND UNMISTAKABLE SOUND: The Twin Pulse firing order, together with the dedicated exhaust system developed with great attention to "sound quality", unmistakably characterizes the stamp of the V4 Granturismo. The extended deactivation system for the rear cylinders, which allows the engine to operate as a twin-cylinder or as a four-cylinder with an imperceptible transition due to its gradualness, generates a change in the tone of the exhaust noise as it switches from one mode to the other. A deeper sound, with lower frequencies, characterizes the V4 Granturismo when only the two front cylinders are active. The frequencies, on the other hand, become higher when all four cylinders are operating.
DESIGNED TO GO FAR: The record valve adjustment check interval at 36,000 miles and the scheduled oil change every 9000 miles or 2 years mean only one thing: more time to drive and enjoy the ride.
THE EXTENDED DEACTIVATION SYSTEM FOR THE REAR CYLINDERS: The development of the V4 Granturismo also took into consideration fuel consumption and comfort: the extended deactivation system of the rear bank acts both during stops with the engine running, in order to reduce consumption and improve the thermal comfort of the rider and passenger.
CHASSIS AND ERGONOMICS: The technically refined chassis is centered on a lightweight aluminum monocoque frame attached to the cylinder heads, a single-sided swingarm cast in the same material, and steel trellis rear frame.
SUSPENSION: The fully adjustable Diavel V4 suspension consists of 1.9 inch diameter upside-down forks (with compression and preload adjustment on the left tube, and rebound on the right tube) and a single shock absorber with a separate piggyback reservoir. The wheel travel is 4.7 inches at the front and 5.7 inches at the rear, 0.6 more than Diavel 1260, with positive effects on the comfort of both the rider and the passenger.
BRAKES: At the front, the braking performance of the Diavel V4 is guaranteed by Brembo brakes with Stylema® radial monobloc calipers operated by a PR16/19 radial brake master cylinder with integrated aluminum reservoir acting on two 13 inch diameter floating discs. At the rear, on the other hand, the 10.4 inch diameter disc is braked by a two-piston caliper, also produced by Brembo.
TIRES AND RIMS: The Diavel V4 is fitted with five-spoke wheels featuring an exclusive design with machined surfaces.
Price does not include factory freight, assembly, PDI, and any other applicable surcharges