Ducati has revealed its new Diavel V4 cruiser, which will hit Australian showrooms in April, priced from $41,100 rideaway.
The latest-generation Ducati Diavel swaps the previous 1262cc twin-cylinder engine for a new 1158cc V4 unit as it follows in the footsteps of its Multistrada adventure bike, Streetfighter naked and Panigale sportsbike stablemates.
This has resulted in a 6kW power boost to a maximum 125kW, while torque has dropped by 4Nm to 125Nm.
The 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 should be significantly quicker than its predecessor thanks to a weight cut of 13 kilograms to 223kg (dry), and overall performance should be enhanced with revised fully adjustable suspension and large Brembo Stylema brakes with 330mm discs at the front end.
In a recent press release, Ducati claims that the new Diavel V4 is capable of accelerating from zero-to-100km/h in less than three seconds.
The new Diavel V4 takes on a familiar design with new LED lighting, including a unique under-tail rear lighting package, and five-spoke alloy wheels with a wide rear tyre (240/45) to complete the muscle-cruiser look.
Ergonomics have also been adjusted, now with 15mm extra rear suspension travel, central footpegs and high handlebars that sit 20mm closer to the rider compared to the outgoing Diavel 1260.
Four rider modes, Sport, Touring, Urban and Wet, adjust lean-angle sensitive traction control, cornering ABS and wheelie control.
Other tech features include a 5.0-inch TFT dash, cruise control, launch control and an up/down quickshifter.
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