The 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 will be available here starting from April 2023, prices for the new model will start from $41,100 Ride Away in Australia. Check it out below! Press release: Ducati ANZ.
In the sixth episode of 2023 Ducati World Première web series, Ducati unveiled the new Diavel V4! With the introduction of the sophisticated V4 Granturismo engine, the Diavel’s performance becomes even more outrageous. Check it out below…
Muscular, gritty, with broad “shoulders” and cool four-exits exhaust shows off the addition of new more cylinders. Ducati say the Diavel V4 draws inspiration from muscle cars, from the aesthetics of superheroes and reproduces the image of an athlete ready to sprint to the starting blocks, with its huge front end and streamlined tail.
The signature front and rear light clusters and turn signals are full-LED. The front DRL changes shape, with a double-C profile while the rear light cluster consists of a matrix of punctiform LEDs positioned under the tail. Dynamic turn signals are integrated into the handlebars, in front of the brake and the clutch control reservoirs.
Another distinctive element of the Diavel V4 is the massive 240/45 rear tire. The wheels are a five-spoke alloy with a profile with machined surfaces and are one of the most instantly noticeable elements of the Diavel V4’s aesthetics.
The Diavel adopts the 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine, made even better with the choice of a counter-rotating crankshaft, which reduces the gyroscopic effect while increasing the bike’s agility. Powerful (168hp), rich in torque at every rpm (with a peak value of 126Nm@7,500 rpm) but also extremely light and compact, the V4 Granturismo is smooth, regular and enjoyable from low revs.
It is also characterized by low running costs, with major maintenance at 60,000km intervals and efficient in fuel consumption and emissions thanks to the extended deactivation system. This feature shuts off the rear bank not only when the vehicle is stationary, but also while riding at low engine speeds under reduced engine load. The extended deactivation system for the rear cylinders, which allows the engine to operate as a twin-cylinder or as a four-cylinder generates a change in the tone of the exhaust noise as it switches from one mode to the other.
The Diavel V4 has a kerb weight without fuel of 223kg, saving more than 13kg (-5 on the engine, -8 on the bike) compared to the Diavel 1260 S. All this with component refinement is matched with an inverted 50mm fork and a cantilever-pattern shock absorber, both fully adjustable.
The braking system relies on Brembo Stylema calipers and dual 330mm front discs. The performance of the 168hp V4 Granturismo, combined with the 240/45 rear tire and a dedicated gearing, allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in less than 3 seconds. The braking system with 330mm discs and Brembo Stylema calipers, on the other hand, ensures plenty of performance, with peak deceleration values of as much as 11.5m/s : obtainable only thanks to a very refined calibration of the ABS system.
The rider triangle has been made with comfort in mind, a 790mm seat height, central footpegs and high handlebars set 20mm closer than on the Diavel 1260. Comfort also improves substantially on long rides thanks to the rear suspension, which increases in travel by 15mm, and especially to the wide, well-profiled seat, designed to offer maximum freedom of movement. The passenger can count on a spacious and comfortable seat, footrests that retract under the tail and a telescopic rear grab bar. Footpegs and grab bar are effectively invisible in the closed position, and together with the passenger seat cover, supplied as standard and easily installed, allow the Diavel V4 to be transformed from a two-seater to a single-seater.
The rider can fully and safely exploit the performance of the Diavel V4, thanks to a comprehensive electronic package. The Diavel V4 offers three Power Modes and four Riding Modes: Sport, Touring, Urban and the new Wet, designed for low-grip surfaces. The Riding Modes allow the rider to adapt the engine delivery and the intervention of the riding aid systems (Ducati Traction Control in Cornering version, ABS Cornering and Ducati Wheelie Control) to the rider’s situation and preferences.
Cruise Control makes highway transfers more relaxed, while Launch Control provides scorching starts and Ducati Quick Shift up/down makes shifting in general less fatiguing and more effective in sport riding. The rider can manage all the electronic systems through backlit controls on the handlebars and the new 5-inch color TFT dashboard, which also offers Bluetooth connectivity to pair the smartphone and use it for calls, text messages and music, or use the Turn-by-turn navigation system (available as an accessory) via the Ducati Link App.
The Ducati Diavel V4 will be available in Australia and New Zealand starting from April 2023. Prices for the Diavel V4 will start from $41,100 Ride Away in Australia. Further colour and model pricing is available here.
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