Ducati Diavel Cromo Adds Bling to the Devil

11/07/2011 @ 2:12 pm, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

In addition to the recently unveiled Ducati 1199 Panigale and Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse, the Bologna brand has one more that it is debuting at EICMA this year: the Ducati Diavel Cromo. Similar to the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition, the Diavel Cromo is really more of a restyling of the Italian power cruiser than a new model. Adding mirrored finished pieces to the Diavel, we imagine Ducati is trying a little bit harder to go after the blinged cruiser demographic with this one, as the Ducati Diavel Cromo sports a chrome-like fuel tank panel, retro-style seat, and laser-etched air intakes.

We’ve never been a huge fan of how the Diavel looks (the bike is a hoot to ride though), though the Ducati Diavel Cromo does make some pleasing gestures aesthetically to us. While we still wouldn’t call the bike pleasing to the eye overall, those that found the original as another work of Ducati’s art, might find the Diavel Cromo equally pleasing, if not more so. No word on price or availability yet, though we expect the production run to be limited.

Source: Ducati

  • MrFancyPants

    I saw a Diavel on the road a couple of weeks back and I’d like to give a congrats to the photographer of these pix on being able to highlight some of the decent points of the bike while trying to detract of the fugly parts (it’s still an ugly bike).

    I’d also like to give a congrats to Beeler for trying to write a favorable article on a bike that no one likes

    Finally, I hope Ducati makes a mint off the Diavel, it’s still a bike I’d never own but hopefully they can take that profit and apply it to better bikes

  • luke

    that’s funny…. while I don’t exactly get excited by them, there is ALWAYS a crowd of people gawking at them when there is one at a ride spot. Mostly positive comments and I bet plenty of conversions from those wavering between a hardley and one of the jap equivalents…

    Personally I think Ducati managed to straddle genres quite successfully here.

  • Alonzo B

    Its always funny to me how when one person doesn’t like something ” nobody” likes it. Guess what mrfancypants, Ducati is selling diavels and people do like them I guess all those cruiser of the year and bike of the year awards were voted on by “nobody”

  • MrFancyPants

    @alonzo b I was actually going off of what was stated in the article “We’ve never been a huge fan of how the Diavel looks”

    also – do you always associate popular with good taste?

  • Alonzo B

    No I associate popular with an AMAZING bike, I wonder if you’re ridden a Diavel There were many haters until they rode the bike, I love mine, but then I guess I’m a nobody

  • MrFancyPants

    @Alonzo B if popular = amazing bike then you should be riding a HD. As for “hater” can you define the word. Please be sure you don’t use “hate” in your description and make sure it can be applied towards my dislike of eggplant.

  • Richard Gozinya

    Nice looking Diavel, probably not something I’d ever own though. But it did remind me of this video, a Diavel trying to chase a Griso.


  • I bought mine back in February and been loving it ever since! I have been riding Ducati for a while now, never thought of riding a cruiser before but since Ducati made it I was intrigued and I’m happy I got the machine but its a hell of a lot of fun to ride!

    People may have different opinions about the bike, but I can say that Ducati has always ruffled a few feathers but they do know how to make a bike that is fun to ride!

  • Steve

    I’ve had the pleasure of owning some pretty ugly motorcycles that worked really well and if given the choice of a Fat Bob XLRCH Springer Duece Hardtaial Night Train Harley, I might take the Diavel. But then again…I might just walk instead.

  • michael

    to MrFancyPants …… you canot compare any H.D. to a Ducati . there is no basis for it . eithe 1 will never “b” the other . h.d will never beat ducati on the track and ducati will never be flustered in chrome with tassles and leather riding down the main drag at bike week . I for 1 love both but never dare to compare. but i would never personaly own a h.d , i dont like the ride , but i like the look . the diavel i have riden and it is an awesome machine .

  • MrFancyPants

    @michael the comment was in response to how Alonzo B equated popular with awesome.

  • shallwedance?

    I’ve rode a Diavel and I think its truly outstanding that video with the Griso wouldn’t be like that if I was riding
    it that Guzzi wouldn’t see which way I went