DUCATI BIT OF A MONSTER
O All-new Diavel S gets more performance and attitude
The 2019 Diavel gets the power-packed 1262 DVT Testastretta engine, along with some attractive design changes do give this second-gen model more Monster-like aggression.
The adoption of the DVT engine means the engine looks less fussy, and the bike sits more upright with a cleaner, slimmer frontal area gives a clearer view of the simplified trellis frame.
The neat exhaust collector and stubby slash-cut mufflers all recede from view while the new unfussy 10-spoke rims (14 spokes on base model) help with the overall cleaner aesthetic.
The rear end is still dominated by the stubby seat unit, complete with retractable pillion grab rail, and ridiculous 240-section rear tyre. The stock Diavel (£16,795) gets a fully-adjustable 48mm fork and preload/rebound adjustable shock, plus Brembo M4.32 radial calipers up front, biting 320mm discs. But the S model boasts 48mm Öhlins forks and an Öhlins shock, Brembo M50 radial calipers, machine-finished 10-spoke wheels, a twoway quickshifter, Ducati Multimedia System, special seat and LED headlamp with DRL and the full suite of Ducati rider safety aids. The Diavel’s in the details.
FAST FACTS 1262cc V-twin 157bhp and 95ftlb 218kg (dry) £19,895
Diavel gets more aggressive stance and the DVT V-twin