Before the revealing the new models, Gabriele Del Torchio, President of Ducati Motor Holding, took the opportunity to announce positive commercial results with further confirmation of the Italian manufacturer's stable footing during a difficult period for the industry. This has enabled them to expand into new market segments like the Diavel.
General Manager of Ducati Motor Holding, Claudio Domenicali, explained: "The Diavel is, without doubt, the most exciting innovation in our 2011 line-up because it represents a new concept of motorcycle. It is a naked because it is essential, light and agile; a cruiser because it is imposing and also comfortable with a passenger; and a sports bike because it has a powerful heart, muscles and levels of performance that take your breath away."
The Diavel combines decades of twin-cylinder heritage and Italian style.Built to have a commanding presence, it is still lightweight and agile.
The technology includes ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes with a 162hp engine in the 456 lb machine. A specially-engineered 240-section rear tire combined with Ducati chassis technology is said to offer mind-blowing handling and lean angles, whether carving through curves or riding out for a night on the town.
The Diavel will be available in two versions, including the flagship Diavel Carbon, with red paint a more expensive option. It includes carbon fiber bodywork and forged Marchesini wheels.
The long list of updates to the Monster family is now highlighted by the arrival of the Monster 1100EVO. Taking its name from the Desmodue Evoluzione engine, which now delivers a milestone 100hp, the 1100EVO rolls out with a fully redesigned exhaust system, comfort-enhancing new seat and 20mm bar-riser, Marzocchi front suspension, refined tail-end, bold Corse-style graphics and the new Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) consisting of ABS and new 4-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC).