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Old June 21st, 2011, 01:57 PM   #1
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http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/102/10...omparison.aspx

"When our Managing Editor, Bart Madson was informed that this motorcycle was intended to attract former Ducati sportbike owners that have moved on to power and performance cruisers, we knew it had to make an appearance in this test."

That explains a bit more about why Ducati made the Diavel. Seemed fairly obvious to me that they would be trying to attract performance enthusiasts and knee-dragging Ducati fans who just want a more comfortable ride. After taking two demo rides back-to-back I bought mine the same day. I won't be pitching the 1098 anytime soon, but the Diavel is my new daily driver and canyon carver.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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Thankyou for posting such a nice material

They should have tossed the vmax in the review. I want to read a comparison between the diavel and the vmax but my search has been unsuccesful.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 01:57 AM   #3
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Thankyou for posting such a nice material

They should have tossed the vmax in the review. I want to read a comparison between the diavel and the vmax but my search has been unsuccesful.
I think the general consensus is that the Diavel hands the VMax its ass in the corners, but the VMax still has the straight line power for drag racing, but not by much up to 150mph.

http://youtu.be/VVeiwK4dGrE
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 08:33 AM   #4
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The V-Max ran out of gas before it could make it to the ride :-) I rode one at the bike show two years ago, that low end torque was amazing, but when I found out it can only go 90 miles when you're being nice...
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Old June 24th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #5
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http://youtu.be/BxgyjRiwTyk
Almost as fast as the 1098. Pretty impressive considering it has no wind protection.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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I love that. The Diavel would have won, by not a small margin, if it was actually allowed to compete.
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