Motorcycle Reviews

2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon

Written by  March 31, 2011

This eye-catching new addition to the Ducati superbike family is a true work of art. With its naked design, powerful 185 bhp engine, massive 50mm Marzocchi forks and protruding air intakes, this is a bike to be reckoned with, both on the street and at the track.
On Friday, March 25, 2011, Steve Okenfuss, owner of Reno’s Powersports in Kansas City, Missouri invited Wally and I to his Ducati Diavel Launch Party. Unfortunately, I had a prior commitment, but Wally was able to attend and gather the following specs on this incredible new bike.

Diavel Carbon - Technical Specification

CHASSIS
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase: 62.6 inches
Rake: 28 degrees
Front Suspension: Marzocchi DLC coated 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front Wheel Travel: 4.7 inches
Front Wheel: Marchesini forged and machined 9-spoke 3.50x17
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel Travel: 4.7 inches
Rear Wheel: Marchesini forged and machined 9-spoke 8.00 x 17
Rear Tire: 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Front Brake: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo calipers, 4-piston with ABS
Rear Brake: 265mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper with ABS
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.5 US gallons
Dry Weight: 465 pounds
Instruments: Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT color display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption, average speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Body Color: Red and Matt Carbon (red/black) - Glossy and Matt
Frame/Wheel: Carbon (racing black/black)
Versions: Dual seat
Seat Height: 30.3 inches

ENGINE
Type: Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke: 106 x 67.9mm
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Power: 162hp @ 9500rpm
Torque: 94lb-ft @ 8000rpm
Fuel Injection: Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminum mufflers

TRANSMISSION:
Gearbox: 6-Speed
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Primary Drive: Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Final Drive: Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch: Light action, wet, multiple clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

EMISSIONS:
Standard: Euro 3