Ducati describes the Diavel Titanium as making “a bold statement” and “wanted to take the bold and unique Diavel to a whole new level of prestige and desirability.”
We’re pretty sure that many uses of the word “bold” really just means bold new graphics for the Diavel, as the Titanium paint job and titanium panels (fuel tank and headlight covers) on the Ducati Diavel Titanium are really what set Bologna’s newest power cruiser apart from its predecessors.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the Diavel Titanium is certainly an attractive looking version of the Diavel, though the machine lacks the Desmodromic Variable Timing that is debuting on the 2015 Ducati Multistrada — something we would have liked to see on the stout power cruiser.
Only 500 units will be made of the Diavel Titanium, making the machine a limited-production model from Borgo Panigale (we would expect a proper update to be coming the next model year).
This means that the same 162hp Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine is at the heart of the street bike, pushing its 452 lbs curb weight form down the road with a spirited drive.
Whether it will still blow away Ducati’s superbike line, now that it has gone to the 205hp 1,285cc superquadro engine remains to be seen, though the Diavel has never been a slouch off the starting line.
Other changes for the Titanium model include a redesigned and widened passenger seat cover, larger carbon fiber air intakes, carbon fiber radiator covers, micro windscreen, front and rear mudguards, front sprocket cover, and filler cap. The exhaust has also been ceramic-coated black, with the silencers being composed of brushed stainless steel.
No word on pricing or availability yet, though we would imagine placing a deposit with your local Ducati dealer would be a prudent move, if you’re so inclined.
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