Speed Read: 2012 Ducati Diavel

evolveteam May 10, 2012 1
Ducati Diavel

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.

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