Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Ducati Diavel - first official pic

No surprise, but official confirmation the new Bruiser cruiser will be called Diavel and launched at the EICMA Show in Milan and the UK's Motorcycle Live showin November.

Ducati say Diavel is the Bolognese word for devil, pronounced Dee-ah-vel. Fair enough. The rest of the story is suspiciously like the original claim for the Monster's name, back in 1993. The official line is that an employee saw the bike and exclaimed in a Bolognese accent “Ignur├ánt comm’ al diavel!” (Evil, like the devil!) Just how the Monster was named, say Ducati. Hmmm...in a recent interview the Monster's designer, Miguel Galluzzi, repudiated that story, saying the name came from toy robots his kids were into. He also famously said of the Monster “All you need is a saddle, tank, engine, two wheels, and handlebars to have fun” Shame people sometimes forget that

Anyway, the official line is that the Diavel will "have a commanding presence and take the man-motorcycle relationship to the next level in absolute comfort. For connoisseurs of technology, ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes will deliver confidence-inspiring sophistication while, the Testastretta 11° engine and 207kg (456lb) of authentic Ducati performance will drive a comfortable sport lifestyle that could only be dreamt of until now"

Gosh. But if you have dreams like that, think about cutting down on the cheese at bedtime

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