Words by: Joseph Gustafson
Photos: Armando Lorenzana
Bike Provided by Motoworks Chicago
Many diehard Ducati fans saw the Diavel as an outright slap in the face. Here was a bike for the cruiser market: “a bike segment that caters knuckle draggers and poor choices in leather apparel,” they sneered. But being a cruiser doesn’t mean you have to give up performance. This is a Ducati after all. So here’s a breakdown on how the 2012 Ducati Diavel is shaking up not only the cruiser segment, but Ducati’s image as a whole, and how it measures up on the streets of Chicago.