Ducati's power-cruiser, the Ducati Diavel, revolutionized the genre owing to its long and low stance, awesome looks, amazing handling, superb ride-ability and heart-pounding performance. Now, however, the Ducati Diavel is swiftly drifting away from being a power-cruiser to being just a cruiser. Yes, according to reports, the latest generation of Ducati Diavel will be styled more conventionally in conformity with modern-day cruisers.
Currently, a few online sources have reported and posted pictures of the latest Ducati Diavel, which looks production-spec, revealing the finer details about the upcoming motorcycle.
The new Ducati Diavel will feature a new engine, frame, bodywork, swing-arm, drivetrain and, most importantly, a cruiser-like forward-mounted foot-rests. The 1198cc L-twin engine will feature the updated version of the Desmodromic Variable Timing seen on the latest Ducati Multistrada 1200. Unlike the earlier exposed trellis frame cradling the engine, the new Ducati Diavel will feature a more Ducati Monster 1200-like frame, emphasizing the L-twin engine. The beautifully curved twin exhaust pipes are not visible any longer, as they have been cleverly tucked away under the engine.
The chunky single-sided swing-arm of the current Ducati Diavel is also gone, giving way to a more intricate unit that highlights the massive belt-drive.
Aesthetically, a slimmer/flatter fuel tank, which diverts the attention towards the Ducati Desmodromic L-Twin engine, will be replacing the dominating fuel tank of the current Ducati Diavel. The minimalist tail-end, however; will stay the same with minor changes. We are eagerly waiting for this, more cruiser-like Ducati Diavel.