Ducati has unveiled its upgraded 2015 Diavel, as tipped by MotorbikeWriter at the weekend.
It will continue to be powered by the Testastretta 11° Twin but with the new dual spark version. It also gets a shortened exhaust system, restyled intake scoops and LED headlamp and indicators integrated under the rear seat.
The Diavel will be available in two models; base with a black frame, wheels and exhaust, and Carbon which comes in white or red. Ducati will start exporting in April. Prices and timing are not yet available for Australia, but Ducati Australia is hoping to have them here before June.
Ducati’s dual spark ignition will improve fuel economy by raising the compression ratio from 11.5 to 12.5:1.
It also provides a 3Nm torque boost to 130Nm and Ducati says that while power remains at 120kW, it reaches that peak at 9250rpm which is 250 revs lower.
Ducati says the dual-spark engine is also more economical to run with 30,000km between valve-clearance checks which is an increase of 4800km.
The rest of the 2015 Diavel remains the same with its traction control system, three engine maps, trellis frame, Marzocchi/Sachs suspension and even the same wet weight of 239kg.
The Diavel reveal comes as Ducati has also revealed record sales figures of 44,287 for 2013, up just 185 on 2012.
In 2013 Ducati launched the Hypermotard, Monster 1200 and the 899 Panigale, as well as the 1199 Superleggera, whose 500-unit limited run is said to be 90% already-sold out ahead of the official presentation at the 2014 EICMA in Milan, in November.