2015 Ducati Diavel Revealed + Video

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Ducati revealed an updated Diavel at an event hosted by parent company Volkswagen for the Geneva Motor Show.

The 2015 Ducati Diavel receives the latest dual-spark version of the company’s Testastretta 11° engine, most recently equipped on the new Monster 1200. New pistons increase the compression ratio to 12.5:1 from 11.5:1. The engine also has revised intake and exhaust ports and new cam timing which Ducati says improves torque at low revs.

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Ducati claims an extra 2.2 ft-lb. in torque, claiming 96.2 ft-lb. from the new Diavel. Peak horsepower is  162 hp, the same as the last-generation Diavel, but it arrives at 9250 rpm instead of 9500 rpm with the previous engine.

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Also new are the LED headlight and turn signals now matching the original Diavel’s LED taillight. The revised headlamp is now housed in a brushed aluminum outer-body that doesn’t stick out from the upper fork as much as the old light. New clear-lens LED front turn indicators are mounted in newly redesigned radiator covers.

Ducati updated the tank-mounted  TFT screen that now includes an animated fuel gauge that flashes when the fuel in the 4.5-gallon drops below 0.3 gallons. Also new is the side-stand indicator to remind riders when the stand is deployed. As with the previous Diavel, the TFT screen also displays settings for ride mode and traction control. Other updates include a revised seat and  bar-risers.

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Ducati will produce two versions, the base Diavel in a Dark Stealth color with black frame, wheels and exhausts, and a Carbon version in Red Carbon with red frame or Star White with a white frame. The Carbon model also includes black forged aluminum Marchesini wheels and stainless steel exhausts.

U.S. pricing is $17,995 for the Diavel and $20,995 for the Carbon version.

[Source: Ducati]

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