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« on: March 10, 2013, 03:21:59 pm »

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/912/14872/Motorcycle-Article/2013-Ducati-Diavel-Strada-First-Look.aspx

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada First Look

The 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada sees the addition of a front windscreen and saddlebags for starters. The bags are top-loading and shaped to match the sporting disposition of the motorcycle, providing a claimed 10 gallons (41 liters) of storage. The handlebars have been raised up to make an already upright riding position even more relaxed, bringing them up 0.6 inches and pulling them back toward the rider 2.36 inches. The new touring Diavel has a bigger seat with more foam cushioning while the passenger area sees the addition of a back rest, grab rails and revised footpegs. Amenities like heated grips and the addition of two auxiliary power outlets are also useful additions for riders who spend long hours in the saddle, the outlets allowing for the easy plug-in of navigation systems or heated clothing.

The addition of the touring package pushes the Diavel’s mass up to a claimed curb weight of 540 pounds, a gain of 13 pounds compared to the standard Diavel. Fear not, though. The new Diavel Strada will be powered by Ducati’s superbike engine, the potent 1198cc Testastretta V-Twin. Ducati did revise the intake and exhaust ports and adjusted cam timing on its Testastretta 11-degree engine in order to give it more cruiser-like low-end torque, though. The overlap angle on the Testastretta has been reduced from the 41-degree superbike setting in an attempt to improve fuel economy while lowering emissions. The Diavel Strada also has an oil bath clutch with a slipper function which reduces pressure on the clutch plates and will help keep the rear end in check when downshifting.
The 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada will benefit from the Italian marque’s combination of electronic rider aids. As if its four-piston, twin radially-mounted Brembo calipers and huge front 320mm discs didn’t already capably reel in the action, the motorcycle comes standard with Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS. This is addition to Ducati Traction Control with eight levels of programmability each keeping vigil to make sure wheel spin matches up to throttle position. The Diavel Strada is equipped with three different Riding Modes too, (Sport, Touring, Urban) which can be set to deliver all 162 hp to the rear wheel or as little as 100 hp, depending on riding conditions and skill levels.

One thing that didn’t change to match its new touring mantra is the size of its tank as Diavel Stradas destined for the U.S. will continue to feature 4.5 gallon fuel cells. We averaged almost 37 mpg while touring on the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon and found ourselves stopping about every other hour because by then we had already rocketed through its approximate 165-mile-per-tank range.

The 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada has a $19,495 MSRP and is offered in a Race Titanium Matte colorway with a black frame and wheels.  All of the 2013 Ducati Diavel models come with an unlimited two-year warranty.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 03:54:45 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 03:58:20 pm »

There's an ass for every seat.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 11:20:22 pm »

The Diavel just doesn't make sense to me... Headscratch
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 12:22:56 am »


The Diavel just doesn't make sense to me... Headscratch


It's a very fun bike to ride though.   Bigsmile
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 11:57:51 am »




It's a very fun bike to ride though.   Bigsmile

Got to agree.
But this one's homely in extremis.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 03:47:44 pm »

I still don't understand why Ducati say that the reason they stopped making the STn series bikes is because there is no market for sport touring bikes, and anyway it doesn't suit Ducati's sporty image, then they proceed to kit out the Multistrada, Hypermotard and the Diavel as touring or sport touring bikes. Headscratch  None of them fills the shoes of the ST range as far as I'm concerned. It would be so easy for Ducati to put an ST style fairing and handlebars on a Multistrada, maybe lower it a little and voila, a new ST! Smile
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 07:45:29 pm »

Triumph got rid of the Sprint, so maybe the ST market really is dying?
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 09:58:28 pm »

ADV is the new ST.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 11:05:58 pm »

Yep.  Full-fairing bikes 1000cc and larger are pretty much relegated to supersports and the shaft-driven barco-lounger class these days, with a few (generally poor selling) exceptions still on the market, like the Ninja 1000.  

The high-end large ADV bike market is the SUV or "crossover" to the Luxury Touring bike's estate wagon or large sedan.  Projects a more butch image while doing essentially the same job.  

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 11:22:54 pm »



The high-end large ADV bike market is the SUV or "crossover" to the Luxury Touring bike's estate wagon or large sedan.  Projects a more butch image while doing essentially the same job.  


Exactly!  The Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger Explorer are selling fast, but the Sprint ST and GT are dead!   Sad  
  I was reading that the Tiger Explorer was the #1 selling bike in the UK!
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 03:47:26 pm »

Who is this bike for...I dont get it. Thumbsdown
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 05:48:36 pm »


Who is this bike for...I dont get it. Thumbsdown


Itt's for the guy that wants a naked backroad bike most of the time, with the option of overnight bags for weekend trips.
(And he wants to go FAST!)

The lasck of "imagination" of folks on this site is amazing too! Not everyone wants to tour everytime they ride. And many bikes fit OTHER riding time. No one is going to pick a Diavelstrada for a coast to coast run. But riding a "Sport touring" bike all the time gets tiring too.
I've had many different kinds of bikes and everyone was FUN!
 
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2013, 05:57:14 pm »


Who is this bike for...I dont get it. Thumbsdown


Last time I was at the Duc dealer a guy was looking at the Multistrada, but wanted something that his wife would be able to get on easily. They both liked the Diavel and were really interested in the touring version.
  I guess that's who Ducati built the bike for!
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 07:02:21 pm »

Lots of haters.  It's not for me either, but they'll sell some.  When they came out with the Diavel, we all said the same thing.  Listen, it's not a bike for most of the people on this forum.  But there are motorcyclists out there who will buy this bike.  The Diavel rides pretty sweet (again, I wouldn't buy one over Ducati's other bikes), so I can absolutely see why folks would buy the bagged version.  Most of us on here aren't really in the market for a Harley, either.  They're certainly selling bikes, so will Ducati.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2014, 02:03:44 pm »

I know thread is over a year old, but I dig this bike.

But then again, I think my b-king is attractive  Shrug
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2014, 02:17:01 pm »

For the money, I'd much rather have a Moto Guzzi California Touring.



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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2014, 05:30:31 pm »

So much for an ST5
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 02:36:39 am »

This bike seems to have everything I'd want. Backrest for passenger. Comfortable riding position, abs, customizable map for conditions, unique styling, plenty of power, removable panniers. Only obstacle is the price
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 06:57:23 am »


So much for an ST5



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