Ducati recently unveiled the 2022 Diavel V4, and as its name suggests, the new model gets the Italian brand’s top-of-the-line V4 platform engine. Ducati’s liter-class Gran Turismo motor is also found in other top-spec Ducati motorcycles like the Multistrada V4.
Before you assume that the new Diavel has 200 horsepower on tap like the Ducati Panigale V4, hold your horses. This power cruiser is geared and tuned to have a lot more torque on tap and not only horsepower up top, similar to how the Multistrada behaves. With 1,158ccs of displacement, it makes a ton of power and torque. The new Diavel makes 168 hp and 126 Nm of torque from its V4 motor. The engine is also paired with a six-speed transmission.
Ducati also promises long mileage with this engine in between valve checks. Ducati states that the adjustment check must be done at 60,000 kilometers, and its scheduled oil change is set at every 15,000 kilometers.
As for its looks, the new Diavel takes what the V2 model brought to the table. With a low-slung and muscular look, this new model adds more modern design features to the Diavel family which includes an exhaust system with four exhaust tips. This radical design is swept under the side of the bike, giving it a relatively symmetrical rear and front profile. The headlights are also changed, and the taillights get a stylish redesign. You also get a single-sided swingarm which is the icing on the cake for the Diavel’s overall concept bike style design.
For its other specifications, the Diavel gets a full suite of electronic rider aids and Ducati’s large TFT display. A six-axis IMU allows for lean-sensitive rider aids to keep you safe but going fast at the same time. Meanwhile, the bike also gets Sport, Touring, Urban, and Wet riding modes. Finally, it gets standard cruise control, however, it’s not the adaptive system that we get with the Multistrada.
On the chassis side of things, the Diavel comes equipped with a fully-adjustable suspension that is not electronically controlled. Stopping power is provided by Brembo brakes with Stylema radial monobloc calipers operated by a PR16/19 radial brake master cylinder with an integrated aluminum reservoir acting on two 330 mm diameter floating discs. At the rear, the 265 mm diameter disc is braked by a two-piston caliper, also produced by Brembo.
The tires on the Diavel come in with a 120-width front and a massive 240-width rear. Ducati opted to go with a Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tire for its OEM equipment.
As for the Diavel’s local availability, the current twin-cylinder model is still available, but we can expect the model to come to the country sometime in the near future. Given the success of the V4 engine, it could help the Diavel level up in popularity and performance with Ducatistas.