The Italian Devil

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  1. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Yesterday I once tested a completely different type of bike for me. The Italian devil, a DUCATI DIAVEL V4.

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    The performance data of the bike are incredible:
    Motor Type: V4 Granturismo, V4 - 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, counter-rotating crankshaft, Twin Pulse firing order, liquid cooled
    Displacement: 1,158 cc (71 cu in)
    Power: 168 hp (124 kW) @ 10,750 rpm
    Torque: 12.8 kgm (126 Nm, 93 lb ft) @ 7,500 rpm
    Dry weight: 211 kg (465 lb)
    Seat height: 790 mm (31.1 in)
    Front tyre: Pirelli Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
    Rear tyre: Pirelli Rosso III 240/45 ZR17:eek:
    Vmax: + 270km/h

    First impressions at standstill:
    - The bike looks incredible.
    - The sound in idle mode is impressive.
    - The display is a modern TFT-System and looks quite nice.
    - After getting on the bike you feel like an inserted magazine in a pistol.
    - My legs are to long for the bike. :confused:
    - I have to ride in a small knee angle. :confused:
    - The seat is comfortable.

    Riding:
    - The bike is nearly brand new (1.500 km), but the brakes on the front wheel squeak and creak. :confused:
    - You can hear mechanical noises when steering in. :confused:
    - The acceleration is incredible! - 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds is possible! :dizzy:
    - At 5.000 rpm a hell of a spectacle breaks out. The sound multiplies and the boost corresponds to the takeoff of a fighter plane. - Unbelievable!!! :dizzy:
    - The quickshifter works properly.

    It was a really interesting session for me, but as I mentioned before, my legs are to long to ride with the bike comfortable.

    Price here in Austria: EURO 33.000.- (USD: 35.870.-/GBP: 25.820.-) :eek:

    In the following some more impressions.

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  2. Mrs Visor

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    Thanks @Markus, interesting to hear your opinions on the bike. Are you looking for another bike or just curious about this one?
     
  3. Markus

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    I wanted to try this special bike. Depending on some offers on the bike market I will change my Honda to an other bike in the near future. ;)
     
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  4. Mrs Visor

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    It will be interesting to see what you go for.
     
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  5. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Whatever you buy will get plenty of use!:grinning:
     
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