The 2018 Ducati Diavel Carbon Naked Bike is another fantastic and impressive naked bike in the unprotected bike series of Ducati. This bike features the sophisticated details in carbon fiber, and premium componentry elevates the refined side of its self-confident personality. The use of forged Marchesini wheels round off its sporting temperament, and slick Zircotec-coated exhaust pipes add in the new appearance of the bike.
This naked bike is the best example of dominance, confidence, and agility. Its lateral radiators add muscle to its broad shoulders, which are then tapered down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with its new oil cooler giving the best shape. The massive 240 section rear tire suits the agility and aggressive appearance of the bike. The sheer width of rubber delivers so much power and style that the Research and Development team has vowed to find and succeeded in finding the best solution.
The Diavel is the real Ducati bike that delivers an authentic performance in all aspects. The Diavel gives the bold statement and strengthens Ducati’s performance, thanks to the latest technology that offers super-smooth performance with enhanced comfort and usability. This naked bike is available in two color options, i.e., Matt Carbon and Asphalt Grey with Dark Chrome Frame and Black wheels. The full review of 2018 Ducati Diavel Carbon Naked Bike with its price and specifications are given below.
2018 Ducati Diavel Carbon Naked Bike – Features and Specifications
The Ducati designers have designed this Diavel in the best possible way with an attractive appearance. This streetfighter is filled with full of anger to ensure a confident ride. Its lateral radiators add a muscular look to its broad shoulders that taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing, including oil cooler. The massive 240 mm rear tire gives an authentic rear view to the motorcycle. The philosophy of the Ducati is to ensure innovation throughout the boundaries of design in the name of new bikes.
The name “Diavel” comes from the Bolognese dialect word “Devil.” The prototype of the bike was assembled and wheeled out in front of Ducati engineers who admired it due to its aggressive styling. The rear section is dominated by its silhouette and exclaimed in Bolognese dialect: “Ignorant Comm’ al diavel!” means, “Evil, just like the devil!”
The Ducati 2018 Diavel Carbon comes with a twin-level seat, which is full and comfortable with horizontally-ribbed seats. The place is beautifully designed with flowing lines of the machine with red stitching on the Carbon red model. Thanks to the seat height of 770 mm and a weight of 210 kg, the Diavel Carbon allows the rider to touch the ground quickly. The seat also comes with an easily removable single carbon fiber seat cover.
The passengers of the Ducati Diavel will not feel any kind of tiredness, thanks to the carefully attached footpegs, which can easily be folded down from the rear sub-frame as well as the innovative T-bar shaped grab-rail. The grab-rail gives them an entirely comfortable and confidence-inspiring grip for passengers.
The Ducati Diavel features the highly performing Testastretta 11-degree DS engine. It contains an inventive step forward in balancing high-performance with an enjoyable ride. It can quickly provide the power of 162 hp at 9,250 rpm and increased torque of 96.2 lb-ft at just 8,000 rpm. The intake and exhaust ports are now combined with the radical adjustment of the cam timing to achieve a better torque curve at low rpm. There is an increase in bottom-end torque, which is managed by using the new Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire system for outstanding rideability and superb performance.
There are several ultimate technical advancements in Ducati’s twin-cylinder technology that are now combined with the bore to 106 mm and stroke of 67.9 mm. This engine breathes throughout the newly designed elliptical Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies. The fuel injectors are positioned carefully to target spray directly onto the rear of hot intake valves instead of the relatively cold surface of the intake port wall. The enhanced vaporization achieved as the fuel hits the valve by eliminating the chance of compromised combustion efficiency.
This engine is cooled by using the twin lateral radiators, and they are positioned on both sides of the motorcycle. They are fed with a highly efficient air duct while there is a secondary air system as well. It helps in maintaining overall performance with an optimized fuel mapping for smoother cycle-to-cycle engine operation without compromising emission. The engine features the big 58 mm of exhaust headers, which lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal lengths before terminating in short silencers. The stainless steel silencers are finished in natural brushed stainless steel for Diavel Carbon. The new engine management system features the dedicated lambda probe for each header that gives precise fueling while catalytic converters offer Euro 3 conformity. An electronically controlled mid-section valve optimizes the exhaust pressure throughout the rev-range.
The 2018 Ducati Diavel Carbon’s gearbox has high-strength materials that manage the power output and an enhanced grip generated by the new 240 section rear tire. This system requires a 16 mm longer gearbox output shaft for drive chain routing. The transmission contains an oil bath clutch with slipper function and super-light feel at the lever. It has been designed carefully so that it uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together. The Diavel Carbon’s engine has achieved another milestone by enabling the distance between major service intervals.
The Ducati Trellis frame contains the large diameter and light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminum sections. Its geometry achieves outstanding rigidity while maintaining lightweight and compactness. The two parts form the rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of the complex techno-polymer component. The long die-cast aluminum single-sided swingarm offers the great feel at the rear-end with the wheelbase of 1590 mm.
The suspension features the black-bodied 50 mm Marzocchi front fork, fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression, and rebounds damping. The 28-degree rake, 130 mm trail, and 24 mm offset gives sure-footed and agile front-end for superb handling. The Ducati Diavel comes with the fork sliders black-finished in the super low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC). The motorcycle comes with standard Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in the horizontal position, operated by the progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm.
The Diavel features the custom 14-spoke wheels with ultimate machine-finishing detailing. It has custom shop-finished and lightweight rims by Marchesini, which not only saves the weight of 5.5 pounds but it also looks fantastic. The Pirelli has carefully developed an incredible Diablo Rosso 2 tires. The front end contains the current 120/70*17 section with the tread pattern designed for enhanced wet-weather performance. The rear section has 240/45*17 with an ultimate sport-oriented profile.
The rear tire employs bi-compound technology that enables high grip levels at a full-lean angle while it gives high mileage. It uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) that enhances the contact patch in all aspects. The tread pattern and compounds provide excellent performance under all conditions.
The front braking system comprises up of Brembo’s incredibly powerful Monobloc calipers that give an outstanding performance. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted calipers grip 320 mm disc while the single 265 mm drive has been attached on the rear along with two-piston calipers. The ABS comes as standard in it.
- Lateral radiators
- Split-level instrumentation
- Hands-free ignition
- Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban)
- Ducati Traction Control
2018 Ducati Diavel Carbon Naked Bike – Price
The Ducati Diavel Carbon comes in $22,395.
2018 Ducati Diavel Carbon Naked Bike – Technical Specifications
|Type||Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, four valves per cylinder, Dual Spark, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||106 x 67.9 mm|
|Power||162 hp (119 kW) at 9250 rpm|
|Torque||96.2 lb-ft (130.5 Nm) at 8000 rpm|
|Fuel injection||Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system. Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies, including RbW.|
|Exhaust||Lightweight 2-1-2 system including the catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminum mufflers|
|Emissions||CO2 =133 g/km|
|Consumption||5.7 l/100 km|
|Ratio||First = 37/ 15;
Second = 30/ 17;
Third = 27/ 20;
Fourth = 24/ 22;
Fifth = 23/ 24;
Sixth = 22/25
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1|
|Final drive||Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43|
|Clutch||Light action, wet, multi-plate clutch, including hydraulic control. Self-servo action on the drive; slipper action on over-run.|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame|
|Wheelbase||1590 mm (62.6 in)|
|Steering angle (total)||70-degree|
|Front suspension||Marzocchi DLC coated 50 mm with fully adjustable USD forks|
|Front-wheel travel||120 mm (4.7 in)|
|Front-wheel||Marchesini forged with machined 9-spoke 3.50 x 17|
|Front tire||120/ 70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso-II|
|Rear suspension||Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm|
|Rear-wheel travel||120 mm (4.7 in)|
|Rear-wheel||Marchesini forged & machined nine spokes 8.00 x 17|
|Rear tire||240/ 45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso-II|
|Front brake||2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially attached Monobloc Brembo calipers, 4-piston with ABS|
|Rear brake||265mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper with ABS|
Dimension and Weight
|Fuel tank capacity||17 l (4.5 US gal)|
|Dry weight||205 kg (452lb)|
|Wet weight||234 kg (516lb)|
|Seat height||770 mm (30.3in)|
|Max height||1280 mm (50.4in)|
|Max length||2257 mm (88.9in)|
|Instrumentation||LCD + TFT|
|Ducati electronics||DTC, Hands-Free, Riding Modes, RbW|
|Warranty||Two years of unlimited mileage|
|Additional equipment||Carbon fiber: Tank panels, single-seat cover, front mudguard. Forged and machined wheels by Marchesini|