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