• Dec 19, 2010

Ducati Diavel in Diamond Black – Click above for high-res images

It doesn't get much hotter than the Ducati Diavel. The long-anticipated Italian performance cruiser was unveiled last month at the Milan Motorcycle Show, and now the legendary manufacturer is rolling out a new addition to the lineup.

Following what Ducati describes as "huge interest from enthusiastic show visitors," it's added a new Diamond Black color option: black paint over a black frame with black anodized headlamp body and air intakes. In other words, it's black.

Diamond Black apparently replaces the pearl white color and joins Red Carbon (gloss rosso over matte carbon weave), Black Carbon (contrasting carbon fiber weaves in matte and gloss finish) and traditional Ducati Red in the Diavel's catalog. It'll be available starting in February. In the meantime, you can read the announcement after the jump and check out the twin images in the gallery below.



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DUCATI DIAVEL IN DIAMOND BLACK

Unveiled by Ducati at the Milan International Motorcycle Show last month, the innovative new Ducati Diavel will now also roll out in a stunning diamond black colour scheme following huge interest from enthusiastic show visitors.

Having grabbed global attention at the show, the Italian manufacturer collected instant feed-back from thousands of passionate motorcyclists viewing the bike for the first time and now respond immediately with an update to the Diavel colour options.

While the Diavel Carbon in "red carbon" (gloss red over matte carbon weave) with red frame and "black carbon" (both gloss and matte carbon weave) with black frame, was overwhelmingly loved alongside the Diavel in traditional Ducati Red, Ducati's response now replaces the originally presented pearl white with a brand new diamond black with black frame. The new scheme will be further enhanced with black anodised headlamp body and lateral air intakes.

The new colour has already been introduced to production and will be available alongside the entire Diavel range in February next year.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, it looks like a harley davidson.... :(
        • 4 Years Ago
        Again, Harley doesn't make a street fighter. And the only thing that looks remotely like an HD is the headlight.

        Show me how the V-Rod's hardtail design resembles the sportbike design on the Diavel.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with Neevers. This is a poor take on the V-Max/V-Rod design theme.

        Ducati screwed up with this one. Probably sell boat loads of them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      not a huge fan of it, will have to wait till the showroom has it and go check it out.
      It does look like a bike batman would ride though
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Worst Ducati design in years. By Far.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take a Harley Night Rod Special over this any day. The proportions of the Diavel just don't appeal to me at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is nothing better looking than an Italian street fighter. All the Japanese ones look the same. Oh and there's the Austrians (KTM Duke). Austrians and Italians definitely know how to make proper street fighters.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Elmo, you do realize that "proper" street fighters never came from a factory. Thousands of crashed GSXR's, FZRs, CBRs, and ZXs from the mid 80's on became street fighters when the bodywork was thown away and old school superbike bars were fitted and it went from there. That is where the "proper" street fighter started. Eventually, manufacturers took notice of what was going on and started cashing in on the look. So, in my opinion, the only "proper" street fighters were based on crashed Japanese superbikes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a real ugly take on the V-Max.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Personaly I ride a ducati but this is autoblog.
      Why you need to write about every ducati that comes out?
      (it is cool)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Since the term "automobile" is less than specific, some may feel that it refers only to cars and trucks. Personally, I feel the same way but, I enjoy both cars and motorcycles so, it doesn't really bother me when AB does a story bikes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @katshot

        Automobile refers to a vehicle that moves under its own power. It's not a loose term as you just implied. A motorcycle is an automobile.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because a motorcycle is an AUTOmobile. AUTOblog is an AUTOmotive blog.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well done, Noah. Let's see how many of my fellow readers know that a murder is a flock of crows. (sshh)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where are you supposed to put your girl on the back? Even my M109R is more versatile and better looking then this thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a street fighter that's based on street bike. They don't have bitchseats.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is one menacing motorscooter. Likey, likey, likey.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It just looks too big.

      I'll take a Monster Evo please.
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