Review of 2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle

The Ducati has made its statement by its 2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle that comes with the latest technology and super-smooth performance, which is highlighted by enhanced comfort and usability. This motorcycle has an innovative design, state-of-the-art technology, and extraordinary riding pleasure. This Ducati Naked Bike is built to offer a commanding presence due to its outstanding riding pleasure and aggressive appearance.

The naked bike features the lightweight and agile chassis that develops the best man-bike relationship. The use of the latest technology alongside Testastretta 11-degree Dual Spark engine combines with an ABS, DTC (Ducati Traction Control) and Ducati Riding Modes to provide a confidence-inspiring superiority. In the world where power matters a lot, the 240 mm section of the rear tire has been combined with Ducati chassis technology serving up mind-blowing handling and lean angles. With the latest ergonomics, blistering performance, and superb styling, the Ducati features the stylish Dark Stealth livery, black trellis frame, and black wheels. The full review of 2018 Diavel Naked Motorcycle with its price and specifications are given below.

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle – Features and Price


The Ducati Diavel features the best and aggressive design that captures everyone’s attention. The Ducati engineers worked hard on sketching the inspiring shapes. The bike features the muscular silhouette over the pure-bred competition motor, which gives a delicate touch, resulting in the frontal area. The front-wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body while the rear section uses the short tail of the sportbike. The naked motorcycle gives an angry appearance with superb dominance with an ultimate superiority. The lateral radiator gives the elegant impression, which then tapers down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with an oil cooler, the athlete took shape.

The 240 mm of the rear tire gives the superb Diavel designer focuses on the attitude of the bike. The sheer width of the rubber communicates so much power and style that the (R & D) team vowed to find a way to handle it even if they knew the image would send a seismic shock through the industry. The Diavel was inspired by the Bolognese dialect word for the devil. When the prototype was assembled and wheeled-out in front of the group of Ducati engineers and technicians, they knew at that time that they had developed a highly popular machine that will rule the heart of the number of riders.

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle

The Diavel twin-level seat is full, comfortable, and has horizontally-ribbed beautifully formed lines, which are further enhanced including red stitching on the Carbon red model. The low seat height of 770 mm and low slung chassis set-up weighs just 210 kg. It gives the rider to touch the ground to gain a more confident ride quickly. The seat comes with the stylish and easily removable single seat cover made in carbon fiber on the Diavel Carbon. The passenger will admire the way the slender passenger footpegs, ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame. The T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly, which slides out from the rear of the seat. It is deployed from the mechanism under the place, and the grab-rail offers a comfortable and confidence-inspiring grip for the passenger. At the same time, the shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tail-piece when retracted. Both of them are crafted in forged aluminum and shot-peened for strength and uniform finishing before being black-anodized to become almost invisible when folded away.

The new LED headlamps complement the characteristic twin vertical strips of the LED lights, and it provides the tail and brake light illumination and directional indicators at the rear. The rear LED strips to follow a straight line of the under-seat paneling, offering greater visibility of the rear-end while keeping the external borders of the bike clean. The front directional indicators feature the bright lens LED, updated to the robust strip technology attached vertically down the leading-edge of the lateral radiator covers. The brushed-aluminum outer body features a redesigned headlamp, which gives immediate identity using stylish LED positioning lights.

The double-stripe of the multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of Diavel has an innovative solution for attaching the number plate. Its unique design contains a rear hub of the single-sided swingarm to extend an elegant framework around the 240 mm section rear tire, which enables the central mounting of the plate. It eliminates any reliance on the leading rear lights and allowing a clean feature around the rear of the seat.

The 17 liters of fuel tank gives an internal part of the bike for an overall styling. The vast and long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame, giving a seamless profile. The focal point of the tank is its high-resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and well-sculpted knee panels add in the solid feel on the bike. Both sides of the front of the tank and feeding the engine’s large airbox have muscular looking intake ducts. Their design is entirely functional, and it contributes to the best performance of Diavel Testastretta 11-degree DS power plant.

The shape of the handlebar and its arrangement gives superb feeling with an overall commanding and comfortable riding position. The design of the bar-riser and air deflector is clean and features the minimalist look to the entire cockpit area. The deep black finished tapered section aluminum bars contain custom-designed internal brake and clutch master-cylinder by Brembo. The Brembo braking system is completed with milled reservoir tops with a fully functional custom shop level of attention of detail. It is supported by forged-aluminum mirrors that deliver a generous view at the rear section. The switchgear control uses the Ducati’s slim-line bodies that house easy-to-use switches and buttons with unique weapons like rigger catch that slides easily down to cover the starter button. The indicator cancel button doubles as a scroll and select for fast and comfortable riding mode changes.

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle


The latest Diavel features a highly performing Testastretta 11-degree engine that has an inventive step forward in balancing high-performance with an enjoyable ride. Thanks to the 162 hp at 9,250 rpm and an increased torque of 96.2 lb-ft at 8,000 rpm, the engine provides the best performance of all times. The intake and exhaust port combined with the radical adjustment of the bike’s cam-timing have enabled Ducati to achieve an ultimate torque curve at the low RPM, which remains strong through the wider rev-range. The increase in the bottom-end torque is managed by Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to enhance the Diavel’s effortless rideability considerably. At the same time, it ensures plenty of power remains on tap, ready to be unleashed. The variety of technical advancements in Ducati’s twin-cylinder technology have been combined with 1198-degree torque-laden featuring the 106 mm x 67.9 mm of bore and stroke, respectively.

The Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies use the new fuel injector positioning that targets spray directly onto the rear section of the hot intake valve instead of the relatively cold surface of the intake port wall. Enhanced vaporization achieved, as the fuel system hits the valve, fully atomizes an income charge while eliminating the chance of lowered combustion efficiency experienced. Thanks to the delivery of a fully vaporized inlet charge, the concept of Dual Spark (DS) with two new spark plugs per cylinder-head offers twin flame-front while ensuring complete and efficient combustion across the shorter time. The piston with the crown shape that further enhances the burning with the higher 12.5:1 compression ratio.

The temperature of the engine is cooled by twin lateral radiators, which are positioned on both sides of the bike, and they are fed with highly efficient and stylish air ducts. They use Ducati’s secondary air system while maintaining performance-optimized fuel mapping for smoother cylinder-to-cylinder engine operation without compromising efficient emissions.

The Testastretta 11° engine effectively took an original fire-breathing 1198 Superbike power plant and re-engineered it with increased user-friendliness. Engineers achieved this to significant effect by reducing the amount of valve over-lap from around 41° – typical in performance engines that operate continuously at high RPM – to just 11-degree, which reduces peak horse-power slightly but considerably enhanced mid-range with an overall smoothness.

The massive 58 mm (2.28 inches) section exhaust header leads the 2-1-2 system through the power-enhancing equal lengths before terminating in short, latest slash-cut silencers, stylishly angled to match its rear wheel’s radius and underlining the focus on the custom detail. The newly designed stainless steel silencers are finished in the black for the Diavel and natural brushed stainless steel for the Diavel Carbon. The new engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling. At the same time, the catalytic converters provide Euro 3 conformity, and the electronically controlled mid-section valve optimizes exhaust pressures throughout the rev-range.

The Diavel’s gearbox has high-strength materials to manage the power output and enhanced grip generated by the 240 mm section rear tire, which also requires the use of a 16 mm longer gearbox output shaft for the drive chain routing. The transmission contains an oil batch clutch with slipper function and super-light feel at the lever. The design uses the progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine. It results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, which is considered to be ideal in stop-start traffic or during long highway journeys. When the driving force is reversed, it reduces the pressure on the clutch plates while enabling them to provide the race-like slipper action. This mechanism reduces the destabilizing effect of rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and offers smoother feeling when closing the throttle. The Ducati’s clutch and alternator covers are specially styled with better detailing and shaping. The Ducati Diavel’s Testastretta 11-degree DS engine reaches another milestone of achieving major service intervals, i.e., 30,000 kilometers.


The Ducati Trellis frame uses the large diameter with light gauge tubing, including the two lateral die-cast aluminum sections, which flow into the rear sub-frame. It achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining compact and light in weight. The two-section from the rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of a complex techno-polymer component. The long die-cast aluminum with single-sided swingarm offers a more fabulous feel at the rear-end with its 1590 mm of wheelbase and the stance that offers lean angles of 41 degrees.

The suspension system comprises up of black-bodied 50 mm Marzocchi front fork, which is fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. These are attached by the slash-cut triple-clamp cast aluminum for lower and forged for the upper alloy bars. The rake of 28-degree featuring the trial of 130 mm and an offset of 24 mm, this set-up offers the sure-footed and agile front-end for better handling and 70-degree of total steering lock for ultimate maneuverability. The Diavel using the Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in the horizontal position, which is operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. It is adjustable in compression and rebound damping, which are the units that use a handy control for a natural spring preload adjustment.

The custom 14-spoke wheels with machine-finished detailing come as standard in the 2018 Diavel Naked Bike. The front rim of 3.5×17, while the rear of 8×17, not only provides superb appearance but gives a fantastic riding response. The famous company Pirelli is a technical partner with Ducati, and it worked with Diavel’s designer to develop the best Diablo Rosso two tires. The front tire of 120/70×17 featuring the tread pattern design for enhanced wet-weather performance. The rear tire of 240/45×17 represents the latest innovation in the tire design, with the sport-oriented profile being applied to custom-styled width. The massive rear tire contains the bi-compound technology that enables high grip levels at a full lean angle. At the same time, it was offering high mileage, plus it uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) that maximizes the contact patch at all aspects. The tread pattern and compounds can deliver higher performance in all conditions. The tires have been carefully designed so that they enhance the overall beauty of the Diavel by giving an authentic Ducati performance of the chassis.

The braking system ensures the ultimate stopping force. The front section features the Brembos more powerful Monobloc calipers that deliver an outstanding performance actuated by internal alloy master cylinders. The 4-piston with twin radially-attached calipers grip 320 mm discs at the front while single 265 mm disc on the rear with the help of two-piston calipers, also by Brembo. This system is equipped with the latest and highly compact Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS as original equipment on both versions. It provides a significant contribution to a performance control. The use of top Brembo components has been combined with Bosch ABS with particular Diavel chassis configuration and Pirelli’s Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), resulting in a braking performance even more excellent than the Ducati Superbike.

The braking system ensures the ultimate stopping force. The front section features the Brembos more powerful Monobloc calipers that deliver an outstanding performance actuated by internal alloy master cylinders. The 4-piston with twin radially-attached calipers grip 320 mm discs at the front while single 265 mm disc on the rear with the help of two-piston calipers, also by Brembo. This system is equipped with the latest and highly compact Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS as original equipment on both versions. It provides a significant contribution to a performance control. The use of top Brembo components has been combined with Bosch ABS with particular Diavel chassis configuration and Pirelli’s Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), resulting in a braking performance even more excellent than the Ducati Superbike.


  • Lateral radiators
  • Split-level instrumentation
  • Hands-free ignition
  • Ride-by-Wire
  • Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban)
  • Ducati Traction Control

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle – Price

The Ducati Diavel is available with a price of $19,195.

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Testastretta 11-degree L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1198.4 cc
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 67.9 mm
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Power 112 kW (152 hp) at 9,000 rpm
Torque 123 Nm (91 lb-ft) at 8,000 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection with an elliptical throttle bodies, fully ride-by-wire controlled
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler including aluminum tips; catalyzer and two lambda probes

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle Specs


Gearbox Six-speed
Primary drive Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Ratio First = 37/15
Second = 30/17
Third = 27/20
Fourth = 24/22
Fifth = 23/24
Sixth = 22/25
Final drive Chain drive; 15 teeth front sprocket, 43 teeth rear sprocket
Clutch Slipper and self-servo; wet multiplate clutch including hydraulic control

2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle Specs


Frame All-New Tubular steel; Trellis frame
Front suspension Marzocchi fully adjustable 50 mm USD fork including DLC-treatment
Front-wheel Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke including machined finish 3.50 inches x 17 inches
Front Tyre 120/70ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear suspension Fully adjustable rear shock, including progressive linkage. Remote spring preload adjustment. Single-sided aluminum swingarm
Rear-wheel Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke including machined finish, 8.00″ x 17″
Rear tire 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Front-wheel travel 120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear-wheel travel 120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially fixed Brembo Monobloc 4-piston calipers including ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake 265 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation Handlebar-mounted instrumentation with LCD: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for Neutral, ABS status, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank-mounted instrumentation including TFT color display: gear selected, air temp, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, battery voltage, average with actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW, and ABS.

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight 210kg (463lb)
Wet weight (KERB) 239kg (527lb)
Seat height 770mm (30.3in)
Wheelbase 1580mm (62.2in)
Rake 28°
Trail 130mm (5.1in)
Fuel tank capacity 17l – (4.5 US gal)
Number of seats Dual seat

 2018 Ducati Diavel Naked Motorcycle Specs


Standard Equipment Riding Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, Power Modes, Hands-Free, full-LED headlight, front turn signals including guidelights.


Warranty 24 months of unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 9,000m/12 Months
Valve clearance check 30.000km (18,000m)