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One of the best selling modern Ducati bikes is getting revamped, and we should get to see it break cover on Monday. Information hasn't been confirmed officially, but the info apparently came straight from a Ducati dealer.

The new Ducati Diavel will be an early 2015 model, and should reach dealers in May this year. Most of the updates are aesthetic, but there are a few performance upgrades as well. The Diavel will sport smaller turn signals, more prominent air intakes, a revised headlight and possibly new wheels.

Other changes include a better seat, a new exhaust set-up that looks more like the Termignoni cans.

Sure, all the details aren't known yet, but how do you think this bikes compares to the Valkyrie? Are you tempted?
 

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Diavel

Displacement: 1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke: 106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Power: 119 kW (162 hp) @ 9,500 rpm
Torque: 127.5 Nm (94 lb-ft) @ 8,000 rpm

F6C

Displacement: 1832cc
Bore x Stroke: 74mm x 71mm
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Honda doesnt list power and torque figures...
 

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The displacement of the F6C is so much higher than the Diavel. Does that necessarily mean that the F6C will be a more powerful bike than the Diavel?
no not necessarily.

The F6C gets its engine from the Gold Wing GL1800. I checked out power figures on that and it comes out to 118 hp and 123 lb-ft. So assume the Valk has at least that, it wouldn't surprise me if those numbers were cranked up for the F6C...
 

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So the Ducati Diavel has been revealed now.

The Ducati Diavel has the Dual Spark (DS) version of the Desmodromic L-Town engine which can be found in the new Monster 1200 machines. This 1198cc Testastretta 11 degree mill is liquid-cooled and has 106mm bore and 67.9mm stroke, with a 12:5:1 compression.

The Ducati Diavel also retains the steel tubular trellis fram and comes with an 1,590mm wheelbase. The Carbon version comes with forged and machined 9-spoke Marchesini wheels, while the standard ones have 14-spoked light allow ones.

Plenty more info here --> http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2...tures-and-tech-specs-photo-gallery-77961.html































 

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The one thing that I am not liking about the design is the headlight. I think it could have used some more work.



This is one hella expensive bike though. Not for people with shallow pockets, that is for sure.

Would you ever consider paying for a bike like the Diavel? I bet it is a blast to ride.
 
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