DUCATI BIT OF A MON­STER

O All-new Di­avel S gets more per­for­mance and at­ti­tude

Motorcycle News (UK) - - NEW BIKES -

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

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