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Old 09-16-2023, 2:35pm   #1
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I've been curious about this motorcycle for a few years now so today I rode out to a local Ducati dealer and took one out.

This is a Ducati Diavel;

V4
1,158 cc
168 hp
465 lb.
MSRP $26,995

The black one was the demo bike, but they do have a red available. (It'd be red for me) This ain't no Harley.
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Old 09-16-2023, 2:44pm   #2
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Thomas is coming out as bike-curious.

I mean, I guess it really wasn't a surprise. NTTAWWT







Edit: Those bikes aren't to my taste, personally, but I can recognize work of art styling, and they're no doubt scary fast. I wouldn't be coordinated enough to do justice to those bikes.
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Uncle has one. Well, ex-uncle. Aunt divorced him for spending her money on things like the Ducati lol
I imagine it feels like riding a goldwing except higher levels of smug.
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Beautiful motorcycles. Had 3 of them over the years. The “Ferrari” of motorcycles.
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The “Ferrari” of motorcycles.
Not sure I agree with that but I've certainly heard it before.

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Pulled up some vids to hear what it sounds like. Was hard to hear anything with those tennis shoe wearing motormouths constantly yapping away. What little I did hear didn't thrill me.

HP isn't everything IMO. Gotta have the torque. Doubt it'd pull away from my Valk before I hit the aerodynamic drag wall. No problem though, I'm not a triple digit kinda guy.
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Pulled up some vids to hear what it sounds like. Was hard to hear anything with those tennis shoe wearing motormouths constantly yapping away. What little I did hear didn't thrill me.

HP isn't everything IMO. Gotta have the torque. Doubt it'd pull away from my Valk before I hit the aerodynamic drag wall. No problem though, I'm not a triple kinda guy.
My H-Ds make gobs of low end torque which means you're not constantly sloshing through the gear box. This Ducati was MUCH different. I was only out for a hour and I bet I changed gears 2000 times.
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C'mon, you didn't fit in that seat.
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My H-Ds make gobs of low end torque which means you're not constantly sloshing through the gear box. This Ducati was MUCH different. I was only out for a hour and I bet I changed gears 2000 times.
Yup, that one video I watched the guy wanted to see if he could complete turning a corner from a stop before needing to shift up to second

Almost got squished from behind by a jacked up monster truck once.
Stopped on a yellow light to let the oncoming car complete his turn. When I heard tires squallering up behind me I whacked open the throttle aiming to t-bone that turning car. The guy saw what was happening and pegged it to get out of my way. Super close call. Point being I hit 90mph in first gear... Letting off the throttle isn't much of an option when holding on has priority
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I appreciate the older 2 cylinder Ducs.
These newer models you posted, not so much.
I'm too old for that.
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I have not ridden nor heard the music that comes from the V4 but I have the Vtwin and it’s was sex.. that red one looks bad ass and I wouldn’t hesitate
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A friend recently picked up a Ducati Scrambler 800 for his first ride. He has no regrets after 4 or 5 months; even more so after adding a windshield.
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I've been curious about this motorcycle for a few years now so today I rode out to a local Ducati dealer and took one out.

This is a Ducati Diavel;

V4
1,158 cc
168 hp
465 lb.
MSRP $26,995



The black one was the demo bike, but they do have a red available. (It'd be red for me) This ain't no Harley.
You could herd cattle between the fender and rear tire!

What a motorcycle is supposed to look like:

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You could herd cattle between the fender and rear tire!

What a motorcycle is supposed to look like:

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I've already got two of those but thanks.
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I have yet to buy a motorcycle, as feel too many babes would be all over me, and I really need to limit that.
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I have yet to buy a motorcycle, as feel too many babes would be all over me, and I really need to limit that.
A comfort engineer can be very handy on a long ride but they're a lot like guns, even if you have several they're only useful one at a time.
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Sounds pretty good with an aftermarket exhaust inside a parking ramp

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Yup, that one video I watched the guy wanted to see if he could complete turning a corner from a stop before needing to shift up to second

Almost got squished from behind by a jacked up monster truck once.
Stopped on a yellow light to let the oncoming car complete his turn. When I heard tires squallering up behind me I whacked open the throttle aiming to t-bone that turning car. The guy saw what was happening and pegged it to get out of my way. Super close call. Point being I hit 90mph in first gear... Letting off the throttle isn't much of an option when holding on has priority
This is why I quit riding 30 years ago.
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This is why I quit riding 30 years ago.
My dad only ever rode a motorcycle once and I was there to see it. Going downhill offroad he hit the front brake stopping the bike in its tracks. Rear end came up and he went over the handlebars. I bet that bike still lives in a box somewhere
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That Ducati Diavel is one God awful ugly motorcycle.
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