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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Test rode a Diavel carbon today

Out of curiosity test rode a Diavel today ,and was smitten by it as it performs well in every area.Ok it is not the fastest,lightest or prettiest bike i have ever rode ,but strangely enough it all makes sense when you are giving it some serious throttle
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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I had a right old laugh on one, was so taken by it I even had another go...lol Does change the way you think about it..
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Old June 25th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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Out of curiosity test rode a Diavel today ,and was smitten by it as it performs well in every area.Ok it is not the fastest,lightest or prettiest bike i have ever rode ,but strangely enough it all makes sense when you are giving it some serious throttle
Its a very good bike! I too took one for a ride recently, although I was supposed to have it for the day, I wasn't able to due to my travel plans. I was very impressed with its stability, comfort, and handling especially for a bike with a 200 rear. It sounded great and to those that think its a big monster, its nothing like a big monster, this is a whole different creature all together!
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I rode one and then bought one.

Had a blast the last 2 days riding it through the twistsies and flying past plenty of sports bikes

This bike has some serious punch and handles so well.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #5
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I rode one and then bought one.

Had a blast the last 2 days riding it through the twistsies and flying past plenty of sports bikes

This bike has some serious punch and handles so well.
It is an absolute revelation in the handling department in capable hands I'm sure you could keep pace with a sports bike
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Out of curiosity test rode a Diavel today ,and was smitten by it as it performs well in every area.Ok it is not the fastest,lightest or prettiest bike i have ever rode ,but strangely enough it all makes sense when you are giving it some serious throttle
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Dal your doing the Devils' er Diavels' work
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Dal your doing the Devils' er Diavels' work
Nice word play DD!

No Im not like that I would never try to influence people that way!

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send it now, and buy dale a streetfighter!
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Old June 26th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #10
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It is an absolute revelation in the handling department in capable hands I'm sure you could keep pace with a sports bike
Until you run out of lean angle, which I hope will be remedied by numerous aftermarket rearset and header options.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #11
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Until you run out of lean angle, which I hope will be remedied by numerous aftermarket rearset and header options.
But as we've both experienced, higher rear sets would just make the hole in the header come quicker. Not sure that aftermarket pipes headers will be much higher and not likely to have smaller diameter. Now that I know where the limits are, I'm sure I'll usually stay within the limits!
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I took one for a test ride last saturday loved it great bike, bit worried about scrapeing out too, touched my boot down just around a roundabout. It took a while to get used to that 240 section tyre though but in the end I had it down. I wonder if you can fit a decent tankbag on it and still see the speedo. the tankbag in the ducati catalogue is too small. I would just use it for weekends away with my wife. Test ride the multistrada next week!
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It is an absolute revelation in the handling department in capable hands I'm sure you could keep pace with a sports bike
Not a problem at all, just wish I could see the look on the faces of some of the guy's I passed through the twisties
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Old June 27th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #14
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I took one for a test ride last saturday loved it great bike, bit worried about scrapeing out too, touched my boot down just around a roundabout. It took a while to get used to that 240 section tyre though but in the end I had it down. I wonder if you can fit a decent tankbag on it and still see the speedo. the tankbag in the ducati catalogue is too small. I would just use it for weekends away with my wife. Test ride the multistrada next week!
There is a tail bag, just have to take the rear cowl off. Not sure how big it is though. For me, I can usually get away with a back pack.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #15
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Not a problem at all, just wish I could see the look on the faces of some of the guy's I passed through the twisties
LOL i bet they were pictures ,i'm not saying it is going to eat a full blown sports bike but on the test ride i saw a shade under 150mph and was quite impressed
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