The Italian manufacturer, Ducati has enhanced its Diavel lineup with the Diavel Strada, which aimed at the touring market.
According to Ducati, the all-new Diavel Strada is “specifically designed for longer journeys, has been factory-accessorized with touring-friendly components that enable all-day riding comfort for both rider and passenger.” It features a new touring windscreen, a larger seat with revised cushioning, passenger back rest, revised pillion footrests, an enhanced generator, twin 12-volt power outlets, higher handlebars with heated grips, and revised rear lighting assembly. And of course, as a new touring-oriented version of Ducati’s Diavel sports cruiser, the 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada comes standard with 41 liters of side luggage.
Mechanically, the Ducati Diavel Strada is similar to the other Diavels. It is powered by an 1198cc 11-degree Testastretta V-Twin engine that delivers 160 hp at 9500rpm and 94 ft-lb. at 8000rpm, as well as comes with 4.5 gallon fuel tank, traction control and multiple ride modes. Other features include ABS, Brembo’s radial-mount four-piston monobloc calipers, a fully-adjustable 50mm Marzocchi upside-down forks and Sachs monoshock.
The Ducati Diavel Strada sits on 14-spoke wheels (3.5″ X 17″ front and 8″ X 17″ back), with a massive 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II out back.
The Ducati Diavel Strada will be available in a Race Titanium Matte color only, with black frame and wheels. It will priced at $19,495.