Tuesday, November 13, 2012

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada unveiled at the EICMA

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada
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The new Ducati Diavel Strada, optimised for long-distance touring...

Ducati have unveiled their new Diavel Strada, which is being shown for the first time at the EICMA, in Milan. The bike is powered by the same 162bhp Testastretta V-twin as the other Diavels (Carbon and Dark), weighs 205kg dry and features the same electronics package, which includes ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire and selectable riding modes. However, the Diavel Strada has been further optimized for long-distance touring comfort, with a windscreen, higher handlebars, heated grips and two auxiliary power outlets for heated clothing and/or navigation accessories.

The 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada also gets a rear seat backrest and grabrails for added passenger comfort, and a set of beautifully styled side-mounted panniers for 41 litres of luggage carrying capacity. The bike also gets an exclusive titanium colour scheme with black-painted frame and wheels.

Ducati Diavel Strada: Tech specs and price
Engine: Testastretta 11° Desmodromic 1198cc L-Twin, 4-valves-per-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected
Power and Torque: 162bhp at 9500rpm, 127Nm at 8000rpm
Gearbox: Six-speed, with hydraulic wet slipper clutch
Chassis: Tubular steel trellis frame, aluminium single-sided swingarm
Suspension: Fully adjustable DLC coated 50mm Marzocchi USD fork, fully adjustable Sachs monoshock
Wheels and tyres: 17-inch Marchesini forged alloy wheels, 120/70 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II (front), 240/45 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II (rear)
Brakes: Twin 320mm semi-floating discs, radial-mount Monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers (front), single 265mm disc with 2-piston floating caliper (rear), ABS
Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres
Weight: 205kg (dry), 245kg (wet)
Price: 19,490 euros

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Ducati Diavel Strada details (above and below) and the Ducati Diavel Dark (below). We quite like the Strada - should be great fun on long Sunday morning rides!
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