Ducati’s third-generation Diavel power cruiser for 2023 will be equipped with the latest V4 Grandturismo engine and a range of additional upgrades that shave weight, improve performance, and enhance comfort. The 2023 Diavel V4 hits dealerships in Spring 2023 and will start at $26,695 in Ducati Red; Thrilling Black will cost $26,996.
Starting at the engine, the 1158cc V4 Granturismo with twin-pulse firing order is the same as you’ll find in Ducati’s Multistrada V4, itself a revised version of the V4 powering bikes such as the Panigale and Streetfighter. The Granturismo produces up to 168 horsepower at 10,750 rpm and 93 pound-feet of torque at 7,500 rpm in the Diavel, and has the extended cylinder deactivation system which turns off the two rear cylinders when the bike is at a standstill and while operating at low engine speeds. All four cylinders activate under heavier throttle and at higher rpms. This design provides ample power and pull at all revs, and is a platform we’ve found to be exceptionally smooth and full of character. The updated engine also trims 11 pounds from the total weight of the machine.
An updated monocoque aluminum frame, cast aluminum single-sided swingarm, and other chassis components cut an additional 18 pounds of overall weight. Suspension is a fully-adjustable 50mm fork and a fully adjustable monoshock. Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers and 330mm discs handle braking at the front, with a two-piston Brembo caliper and 265mm disc bringing up rear. The Diavel will roll on Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires and feature five-spoke cast aluminum wheels.
The Diavel’s cockpit remains familiar, with upright seating and mid-mount foot controls. The handlebars have been set almost an inch closer to the rider, helping to improve handling feel.
The Diavel V4′s electronic suite includes three power modes and four ride modes, cruise control, traction control, cornering ABS, wheelie control, launch control, a quickshifter, and a five-inch TFT display that’s Bluetooth compatible. When paired with the Ducati Link App, the display will provide turn-by-turn navigation instructions, text message information, music details, and more.
A broad range of touring-friendly accessories will be available as well, so riders can seamlessly integrate panniers, passenger backrest, touring windscreen, and a bevy of covers.
2023 Ducati Diavel V4 Technical Specifications and Price
|Engine:||1,158cc, liquid-cooled V4 Granturismo; 4 valves/cyl.|
|Bore x Stroke:||83.0 x 53.5mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||EFI w/46mm elliptical throttle bodies, ride-by-wire|
|Clutch:||Wet, multi-disc slipper/assist; hydraulic actuation|
|Front Suspension:||50mm USD Fork, fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Monoshock, fully adjustable; 5.7 in. travel|
|Front Brake:||4-piston Brembo Stylema monoblock calipers, dual 330mm discs, Cornering ABS|
|Rear Brake:||2-piston Brembo caliper, 265mm disc, Cornering ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Five-spoke cast aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in / 17 x 8.0 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, 120/70-17 / 240/45-17|
|Seat Height:||31.1 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||5.3 gal.|
|Claimed Curb Weight:||520 lb.|