It’s Monday morning, so that means our friends at Ducati News Today have let loose more details about the upcoming 2011 Ducati Diavel performance cruiser. Showing us what looks like a CAD render of Termignoni’s exhaust system for the Diavel, DNT also tells us that the Ducati Diavel will start with an MSRP base price of $16,995, while the up-market carbon version will hit the wallet with an MSRP of $19,995. Rumored to make around 165hp, the Diavel is based off the same Testastretta 11º motor as the Ducati Multistrada 1200, and weighs 456lbs according to Ducati.
Ducati has also revealed that the Diavel will come with variable riding modes, traction control, and anti-lock brakes. Enhanced versions of the photo Ducati released, along with the renders of the Termi exhaust, show that the Diavel’s rear shock will be mounted below the swingarm, which will help the performance cruiser be the lowest Ducati in the Italian company’s line-up (even more so when it’s tipped-over). We can also see that the Ducati Divael will have a second dash unit on the tank, while the license plate bracket is mounted to the side of the single-sided swingarm, right in front of the 240mm tire and 8″ wheel.
We have to say the Termi pipes look quite good (as expected), but judging from the usually hefty price tag that accompanies them, it’s hard to gauge whether or not Diavel buyers will be comfortable shelling out thousands of dollars for a cruiser exhaust. As always, time will tell on that one.
Source: Ducati News Today