Ducati Bestows Its Diavel Cruiser Bike With Its MotoGP-Derived V4 Engine

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In the early 1970s, Ducati released its first L-Twin engine model — a configuration the Borgo Panigale brand has utilized on every single on of its bikes until the introduction of its recent Desmosedici Stradale V4 platform. And after equipping its flagship Panigale superbike, naked Streetfighter, and Multistrada adventure bike with its new MotoGP-derived four-banger, Ducati has now bestowed the same treatment upon its high-performance cruiser bike with the all-new Diavel V4. 

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Powering the cruiser motorcycle is Ducati’s touring-focused V4 Granturismo 1,158cc V4 engine, which cranks out 168hp and 93ft-lbs of torque and allows for a 0-60mph time of less than three seconds. Boasting Ducati’s Twin Pulse firing order, the engine also features extended major service intervals of 37,000 miles. In addition to the new engine, the Diavel V4 also gets a major facelift that includes markedly more pronounced front intake scoops, a new quad-silencer exhaust setup, and a streamlined tail section with a monoposto cover and a new under-seat Matrix LED taillight arrangement. The bike’s muscular look is furthered by the use of five-spoke alloy wheels and an ultra-beefy 240/45 rear tire that’s put on full display thanks to the use of a single-sided swing-arm.

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The Diavel V4 also gets track-derived suspension and superbike-style Brembo Stylema calipers chomping down on dual front discs. On top of a new 5” TFT display, the Italian-made cruiser also comes brimming with state-of-the-art tech such as multiple ride modes, cornering ABS, and adjustable wheelie, cruise, slide, launch, and traction control. Other highlights include an approachable 31.1” seat height, mid-mounted foot controls, and high handlebars that make for a comfortable riding position that still allows for a spirited experience in the corners. Tipping the scales at 491.6lbs at the curb (minus fuel), the Diavel V4 also weighs almost 30lbs less than its predecessor. 

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Scheduled to roll into dealerships in the Spring of next year, the 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 is available for order now, with pricing starting at $26,695.