Author: Bike Social Reporter Posted: 03 Nov 2014
Adding another dimension to what is surely the maddest and baddest Ducati coming off the Bologna production lines is this stunning new Ducati Diavel Titanium; so-called because of the titanium alloy detailing parts and the paintwork to resemble Ti (yes, Ti is the natural metals correct chemical symbol). And if this particularly funky styling exercise captures your heart as much as the bike catches eyes then it would be best to get finances in order as quick as possible…
Ducati is no stranger to limited edition models and the new Ducati Diavel Titanium is another on the list. Only 500 Diavel Titanium bikes are to be produced and each bike will feature an individually numbered (#XXX/500) tank plaque to verify the bike’s authenticity. However, because the Diavel is global hit, this means that to meet market demand there’s a good chance you’ll only ever get to see one maybe two in the flesh at UK dealers before Diavel fans/collectors snap them up. Otherwise it’s a trip to the Ducati stand at Motorcycle Live 2014 to see just how good the Titanium looks in the flesh before they disappear.
Titanium parts that go to make the… erm, Diavel Titanium actually aren’t that many. But then at current market price (read expensive) per ton of natural Titanium, this is no surprise. But what there is has been formed polished and bolted on in the right areas and is sweet. Like the fuel tank’s lower side and central covers, headlight cover and a good portion of it is blended with the carbon fibre rear seat cover.
There’s more quality carbon-weave material dotted around the bike and can be found as a front sprocket cover, the new, dual larger air intakes with accompanying Titanium logo plate, front and rear mudguards, radiator covers, fuel cap surround and the small windscreen. Complementing the Ti and carbon detail is a pair of forged and machined ally 9-spoke wheels, and Dark Carbon finish on the tubular trellis framework. While the downpipes get a black finish, the dual-exit muffler is topped with a brushed stainless steel skin. Finally, the seat is a subtle mix of leather and Alcantara® (man-made durable suede-like material) complete with stitched ‘Titanium’ logo. To date, no UK price has been attached to the Diavel titanium.
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