Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Review, Specifications

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2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe

1832cc Liquid-cooled, Fuel-injected Engine

The Gold Wing F6B Deluxe's fuel-injected, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is exceptionally smooth and incredibly powerful. This time-tested powerplant delivers plenty of useable power, using regular unleaded fuel. And to eliminate crankshaft-induced torque reaction at the chassis, the gearbox spins opposite the crank's rotation.

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2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Review

A New Way To Go Everywhere.

Whether you have an hour, a weekend or a week to leave it all behind, here's a new bold and blacked-out-styled machine to satisfy that urge to get away from it all-the brand-new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe. This machine is loaded with all the good looks and key features you want, and it's all set for short hops or weekend trips. It starts with a powerful fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine that provides an unrivaled level of performance in the class. Honda's unique, horizontally opposed six-cylinder layout also contributes to an exceptionally low center of gravity. That design, along with a large and stout twin-spar aluminum frame plus a sophisticated suspension system, gives the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe remarkable nimbleness and maneuverability for superior handling. The blacked-out styling treatment with long and low lines gives the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe an aggressive look, while large-capacity saddlebags, a comfortable gunfighter-style seat, premium audio system and more means there's no need to rough it on the road. Available in standard or deluxe trim and offering a wide assortment of Honda Genuine Accessories and Honda Signature Accessories, the 2013 Gold Wing F6B Deluxe leaves plenty of room to add your own personal touch.

Honda’s new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe takes the world’s greatest touring motorcycle—our own Gold Wing and puts a whole new spin on it. Lighter, trimmer, leaner. Perfect for around-town, shorter trips, or even a weekend getaway, the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe still offers plenty of storage capacity and performance, along with many of the Gold Wing’s comfort and luxury features. Best of all, it has a clean, fresh look that’s all its own.

Features  and Options
• 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine
• Integrated luggage, low-profile windshield, adjustable suspension, comfortable seat
• Premium surround sound
• Plus Center stand, passenger backrest, self-cancelling turn signals, and heated grips

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Key Features

- Innovative appearance with blacked-out styling, plus incredible performance put the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe in a class of one.
- Blacked-out treatment applied to wheels, engine and frame.
- Shorty windscreen and gunfighter-style seat add to a unique persona.
- Powerful, fuel-injected 1832cc engine features a parallel two-valve cylinder head with direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation for strong and smooth power production plus rugged dependability.
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates two 40mm throttle bodies and six high-pressure programmed fuel injectors.
- Premium audio system features direct MP3/i-Pod connectivity.
- Multi-information screen features odometer/A&B tripmeters, clock, air temperature, saddlebag open indicator, audio controls and music information.
- Sleek lower cowl adds to the aggressive look.
- Stylish tail section incorporates passenger grabrails.
- Lockable, waterproof saddlebags offer large storage capacity.
- Convenient glovebox.
- Deluxe model includes passenger backrest, centerstand, self-canceling turn signals and heated grips.
- Available in Black or Red on both standard and deluxe models.

Additional Features

- Transferable three-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Genuine Accessories†

- Heated Grips††, Centerstand††, Color-Matched Passenger Backrest with Pad††, Rear Carrier, Backrest/ Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets††, Passenger Headset Junction, Accessory Socket, Tall Windscreen, LED Foglight Kit, Deluxe Helmet Headset (Full and Open), Saddlebag Cooler, Chrome Front Fender Rail, Chrome Front Fender Extension, Chrome Sidestand, Chrome Front Disc Cover, Chrome Bar Ends

Honda Signature Accessories†

- Saddlebag Liners, Saddlebag Lid Organizer, License Plate Frame, Saddlebag Mat Set

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Features and Benefits

Low-Profile Windscreen

Part of the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe’s new look is its low-profile windscreen. Just enough coverage to offer wind protection, but not too much to isolate you from the ride. It’s a perfect touch!

Heated Grips

Heated grips with adjustable heat levels keep the hands warmer on those colder riding days. (Deluxe Model)

Audio System with Surround Sound

When using the speakers (SRS CS Auto*), the audio image is enhanced along with deep low tones, producing a powerful surround sound. When using the headsets (SRS Headphone**), you'll hear a three-dimensional sound field brimming with realistic sound.

Aggressive New Styling

There’s no mistaking the new F6B’s sleek new look: The bodywork is super streamlined, a new rear cowl dresses up the rear, and blacked-out styling touches means this new bike looks as good as it performs.

Glovebox

A center-mounted lockable glovebox is standard for added convenience and storage.

Blacked-out Styling

Innovative appearance with blacked-out styling applied to wheels, engine and frame.

1832cc Liquid-cooled, Fuel-injected Engine

The Gold Wing F6B Deluxe's fuel-injected, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is exceptionally smooth and incredibly powerful. This time-tested powerplant delivers plenty of useable power, using regular unleaded fuel. And to eliminate crankshaft-induced torque reaction at the chassis, the gearbox spins opposite the crank's rotation.

Comfortable Seat

You won't want the ride to end on a new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe—the seat is contoured and comfortable, so you and your passenger can enjoy the trip.

Adjustable Suspension

Rear Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock features remote-controlled spring preload adjustment.

Backrest

Integrated with overall design, the passenger backrest provides additional comfort and support. (Deluxe Model)

iPod® Connectivity

Now you can connect a compatible Apple® iPod® player or other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files, and control them through the Gold Wing's audio controls. The connector is located in the lockable trunk, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.

Spacious Storage

Using the Gold Wing-style saddlebags means the new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe offers 22 liters of lockable, weather-resistant storage.

Self-cancelling Turn Signals

Offers the convenience of having the turn signals automatically turn off after completing a detectable right or left turn. (Deluxe Model)

Integrated Luggage.

With lockable twin saddlebags, the new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe gives you plenty of room to carry what you need, or to secure any purchases you make along the way.
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Six-Cylinder Engine.

Based on the Gold Wing’s 1832cc powerplant, the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe’s engine features the same smooth power. And since the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe is lighter, it’s going to feel even more powerful.

Low-profile Windshield.

The Gold Wing F6B Deluxe’s lower windshield really opens up the cockpit, and puts you in touch with the environment. While it still offers excellent wind and weather protection, you’re going to find it’s a lot of fun to ride behind.

Two Feature-Packed Versions.

The Gold Wing F6B Deluxe comes stacked with good things, but for those who want even more, there's the F6B Deluxe: everything in the standard F6B, plus a center stand, self-cancelling turn signals, a backrest, and heated grips. And just like the standard F6B, it comes in either Black or Red

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe
USA Specifications

US MSRP Price: $20,999 USD

Model: GL1800B2

Engine Type: 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore and Stroke: 74.0mm x 71.0mm
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping
Transmission: Five-speed including Overdrive
Final Drive: Shaft

Suspension
Front: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 4.8 inches travel
Rear: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with remote-controlled spring preload adjustment; 4.1 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper

Tires
Front: 130/70R-18
Rear: 180/60R-16

Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 29.15°
Trail: 109mm (4.3 inches)
Seat Height: 29.1 inches
Fuel Capacity: 6.7 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD
Colors: Black, Red
Curb Weight*: 842 pounds

**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Meets current CARB and EPA standards.

Specifications subject to change.


Motorcycle Insurance Information
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We'll show what coverages may be available and how to get the personalized protection you need.

Even if you've been riding for years, it's a good idea to take a close look at your motorcycle insurance coverage. Things change, and chances are you've got a lot to look out for.

Explore features available from Allstate
Our motorcycle insurance coverage is packed with ways to help turn a really bad day around.

Allstate offers great coverage for gas-friendly scooters
For people who have turned to scooters for gas savings -- or just because they're fun -- you'll be happy to know that Allstate offers coverage for those, too. No matter the engine size, gas or electric, Allstate provides scooter insurance for most street-legal vehicles, offering the same great protection and discounts as our motorcycle coverage.

To get your free quote, call 1-877-379-BIKE (1-877-379-2453) today.

2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Insurance Information

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2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort

Clear-Coated Wheels - Our wheels are clear-coated from the factory for an improved appearance and easier cleaning.

Riders all across the globe dream of owning a Honda Gold Wing. Because they know it’s a machine that can make your riding dreams come true. Of course there’s the Gold Wing’s list of features, second to none in the touring-bike community. But most of all it’s just because the Gold Wing sets the standards in just about every touring category: comfort, reliability, performance, handling, and passenger accommodations. In addition to its sleek bodywork, integrated luggage and horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, we recently updated the audio and navigation systems, and added integrated iPod® connectivity and the ability to upload trips to the navi system from your home computer.

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2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Review

Plan to Go Everywhere...

For 2013, we're bringing back the iconic Ultra Blue Metallic paint scheme and adding three dynamic new colors: Candy Red, Grey Metallic, and Light Silver Metallic!

For nearly three decades, the Gold Wing has been the ultimate motorcycle for two-up long-distance travel and the 2013 Gold Wing® continues this legacy. In addition to its renowned powerful and smooth engine and remarkably sporty handling, no other motorcycle can match the Gold Wing's luxury accommodations for both rider and passenger, including the latest generation of sophisticated electronic amenities such as an innovative user-friendly navigation system with the capability to share favorite ride routes with friends and other riders. The Gold Wing also incorporates a new built-in MP3/iPod® interface and a SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system for a premium listening experience. With its progressive styling, significant luggage capacity, terrific protection from wind and weather, and suspension settings that provide an amazingly compliant ride—plus optional features including ABS and the world's first motorcycle airbag—the Gold Wing's reputation as the most celebrated two-up machine in motorcycle history remains unchallenged.

Options and Pricing

The Honda Gold Wing has always offered power, performance, handling, and touring comfort. And that's why it's always led the touring-bike class. We've added and upgraded some of our four options packages.

Each package is designed to optimize your riding experience with such exclusive features as XM Radio with NavTraffic/NavWeather and our new Trip Planner software. Our upgraded premium audio package gives you Surround Sound. Cold-weather comfort features like heated grips, a heated seat and passenger backrest, foot-level warm-air ducts and better lower-leg wind protection make a great ride even better. Combined anti-lock brakes (C-ABS) help you stop with more confidence, and Honda's revolutionary airbag system is the first of its kind on a production motorcycle.

Gold Wing Audio Comfort - Base MSRP $23,990 USD

Features And Options
- 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine; Heated grips, seat, & foot warmer; Premium Surround Sound; Cruise Control; Electric Reverse

Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM - Base MSRP $26,880 USD
Features & Options - Adds: Satellite-Linked Navigation System & XM Radio, Weather & Traffic
Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS - Base MSRP $28,100 USD
Features & Options - Adds: Combined Anti-Lock Brakes
Gold Wing Airbag - Base MSRP $29,550 USD
Features & Options - Adds: First Motorcycle Airbag

2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Features and Benefits

New for 2013

- Light Silver Metallic and Gray Metallic colors join Ultra Blue Metallic and Candy Red.

2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Key Features

1832cc Liquid-cooled, Fuel-injected Engine - The Gold Wing's fuel-injected, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is exceptionally smooth and incredibly powerful. This time-tested powerplant delivers plenty of useable power, using regular unleaded fuel. And to eliminate crankshaft-induced torque reaction at the chassis, the gearbox spins opposite the crank's rotation—an elegant solution, and a typical Gold Wing engineering touch.

Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Checking tire pressure can be a hassle—except when you're riding a Gold Wing with our Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). A pair of monitors keep track of both front and rear tire pressures, and the dashboard readout is updated once per minute. They'll send you an alert if either tire is significantly underinflated.

Clear-Coated Wheels - Our wheels are clear-coated from the factory for an improved appearance and easier cleaning.

Advanced Ride Quality - Suspension settings revised through repeated testing and your feedback are a part of the reason your new Gold Wing offers handling that can put many a sportbike to shame. Gold Wings have always offered the best overall handling of any touring machine, but these new settings really improve things when you decide to dial it up a notch.

Modern Styling - The Gold Wing's new design aims for a more integrated appearance, with a sporting edge and visual flow line linking the front to the rear, and a new, integrated taillight and saddlebag treatment. Other touches include redesigned front fascia and air intake, blacked-out headlight garnish, and new instrument panel fonts and design.

Adjustable Windscreen - Our sturdy, ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly four inches of travel.

Heated Grips/Seat - Heated grips, a heated rider's seat, and a heated passenger seat/backrest, all with individual rider and passenger controls. There's even a foot-warming system for cold mornings!

Lockable Glovebox - Non-airbag models also get a center-mounted lockable glove box for added convenience, boosting the cockpit area storage capacity to 2.8 liters.

Advanced Seat Cover and Urethane Seat Material - The best seat in the house just got better. Both the rider and passenger will feel the difference that our new urethane seat material makes. The waterproof cover also features a new, sportier, custom perforated look too. A day in the saddle never felt so good!

Audio System with Surround Sound - Featuring a surround-sound system that's tuned exclusively for the Gold Wing. When using the speakers (SRS CS Auto*), the audio image is enhanced along with deep low tones, producing a powerful surround sound. When using the headsets (SRS Headphone**), you'll hear a three-dimensional sound field brimming with realistic sound. †

iPod® Connectivity - Now you can connect a compatible Apple® iPod® player or other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files, and control them through the Gold Wing's audio controls. The connector is located in the lockable trunk, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.

Enhanced Storage Capacity - When we redesigned the new Gold Wing's bodywork, we took the opportunity to increase the storage capacity in the saddlebags by seven liters, upping total capacity to over 150 liters including trunk and fairing pockets.

Shaft Final Drive

Pro-Arm Rear Swingarm - The Gold Wing's MotoGP-inspired single-sided cast-aluminum swingarm is super-rigid and lightweight, with reduced unsprung weight, delivering sharper, sportier handling. Its unique Pro-Arm design mates up with Honda's patented Pro-Link® rear suspension, featuring electronically adjustable hydraulic preload settings for various riding and load conditions.

Advanced Wind and Weather Protection - The 2013 Gold Wing's layered-surface bodywork does more than just look great. We took the opportunity to fine-tune the rider and passenger environment. There's appreciably more wind and weather protection around your lower legs, so you'll experience less buffeting and warmer legs on those cool days.

Trip Planner.

You can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s available navi system. You can share your trips with friends, or download routes from others. And when you’re using your navi system, you’ll notice improvements like a lane guidance/junction view feature, and a GPS receiver that captures satellite signals faster.

More is Better.

Sleek bodywork provides superior wind protection. Also included is iPod® connectivity, so you’ll be able to enjoy your adventure even more. Add XM®'s incredible line-up of programming, and the available XM® NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ features, you can stay on course and ahead of bad weather. XM Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather are available on the 2013 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM, 2013 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS, and 2013 Gold Wing Airbag models only. XM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after the first 90 days.

Four Performance Packages.

We offer the Gold Wing in four distinct performance package options, with exclusive features like Premium Surround Audio; XM® Radio with Navigation, Traffic, and Weather; Trip Planner, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, ABS, heated grips and seat, and even one with the industry's first airbag.

Additional Features

- Transferable three-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Genuine Accessories†

- Audio Accessories: 40-Channel CB Radio Kit, CB Antenna Kit, Deluxe Headsets (for open-face and full-face helmets), Push-to-Talk Switch, Replacement Headset Coil Cord, Replacement Headset Hardware Kit, Replacement Boom Mike Windsock

- Cargo Accessories: Saddlebag/Trunk Liner Set, Deluxe Saddlebag/Trunk Mat Set, Saddlebag Lid Organizer with GL Logo, Trunk Inner Light, Trunk Inner Light Harness, Chrome Trunk Rack, Inner Trunk Pouch, Fairing Pouch with GL Logo, Saddlebag Cooler with Honda Logo, Trunk Net, Coin Holder, Gold Wing Owner's Manual Folio

- Convenience Accessories: Passenger Armrests, Tall Vented Windscreen, 12-Volt DC Accessory Socket Kit, Foglight Kit (LED)

- Protection Accessories: Cycle Cover with GL Logo, Half Cover

- Color Match Accessories: Rear Spoiler with Brake Light

- Chrome Appearance Accessories: Front Fender Ornament, GL Icon Fender Ornament, Front Fender Emblem, Front Fender Extension, Front Fender Rail, Front Disc Covers, Chrome Bar Ends, Gold Cylinder Head Cover Emblem Set, Silver Cylinder Head Cover Emblem Set, Passenger Floorboard Lower Covers, Swingarm Pivot Covers with GL Logo, Chrome Sidestand, Rear Spoiler Accent, Trunk Handle with GL Logo, License-Plate Frame with GL Logo, Exhaust Tips with GL Logo

† WARRANTY: Because we're so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we're pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. Three-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer, excluding audio accessories which are covered by a limited one-year warranty.

2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort
USA Specifications

US MSRP Price: $23,999 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore And Stroke 74mm x 71mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse
Final Drive Shaft

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 4.8 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel
Front Brake Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear Brake Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
Front Tire 130/70R-18
Rear Tire 180/60R-16

DIMENSIONS
Rake 29.15 degrees
Trail 109mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 66.5 inches
Seat Height 29.1 inches
Curb Weight 904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 35 MPG - Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

OTHER
Model Id GL1800
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Available Colors Ultra Blue Metallic, Candy Red, Light Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Three Years Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates offuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Meets current CARB and EPA standards.


Motorcycle Insurance Information
allstate.com
Check Out a Typical Allstate Motorcycle Insurance PolicyInsurance PolicyInsurance Policy
We'll show what coverages may be available and how to get the personalized protection you need.

Even if you've been riding for years, it's a good idea to take a close look at your motorcycle insurance coverage. Things change, and chances are you've got a lot to look out for.

Explore features available from Allstate
Our motorcycle insurance coverage is packed with ways to help turn a really bad day around.

Allstate offers great coverage for gas-friendly scooters
For people who have turned to scooters for gas savings -- or just because they're fun -- you'll be happy to know that Allstate offers coverage for those, too. No matter the engine size, gas or electric, Allstate provides scooter insurance for most street-legal vehicles, offering the same great protection and discounts as our motorcycle coverage.

To get your free quote, call 1-877-379-BIKE (1-877-379-2453) today.

HONDA Motorcycle Insurance Information. 2013 Gold Wing GL1800 Airbag Specifications

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2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Airbag

The Honda Gold Wing has always offered power, performance, handling, and touring comfort. And that's why it's always led the touring-bike class. We've added and upgraded some of our four options packages.

For 2013, we're bringing back the iconic Ultra Blue Metallic paint scheme and adding three dynamic new colors: Candy Red, Grey Metallic, and Light Silver Metallic!

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2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Airbag Review

Plan to Go Everywhere...

Riders all across the globe dream of owning a Honda Gold Wing. Because they know it’s a machine that can make your riding dreams come true. Of course there’s the Gold Wing’s list of features, second to none in the touring-bike community. But most of all it’s just because the Gold Wing sets the standards in just about every touring category: comfort, reliability, performance, handling, and passenger accommodations. In addition to its sleek bodywork, integrated luggage and horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, we recently updated the audio and navigation systems, and added integrated iPod® connectivity and the ability to upload trips to the navi system from your home computer.

For 2013, we're bringing back the iconic Ultra Blue Metallic paint scheme and adding three dynamic new colors: Candy Red, Grey Metallic, and Light Silver Metallic!

For nearly three decades, the Gold Wing has been the ultimate motorcycle for two-up long-distance travel and the 2013 Gold Wing® continues this legacy. In addition to its renowned powerful and smooth engine and remarkably sporty handling, no other motorcycle can match the Gold Wing's luxury accommodations for both rider and passenger, including the latest generation of sophisticated electronic amenities such as an innovative user-friendly navigation system with the capability to share favorite ride routes with friends and other riders. The Gold Wing also incorporates a new built-in MP3/iPod® interface and a SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system for a premium listening experience. With its progressive styling, significant luggage capacity, terrific protection from wind and weather, and suspension settings that provide an amazingly compliant ride—plus optional features including ABS and the world's first motorcycle airbag—the Gold Wing's reputation as the most celebrated two-up machine in motorcycle history remains unchallenged.

Options and Pricing

The Honda Gold Wing has always offered power, performance, handling, and touring comfort. And that's why it's always led the touring-bike class. We've added and upgraded some of our four options packages.

Each package is designed to optimize your riding experience with such exclusive features as XM Radio with NavTraffic/NavWeather and our new Trip Planner software. Our upgraded premium audio package gives you Surround Sound. Cold-weather comfort features like heated grips, a heated seat and passenger backrest, foot-level warm-air ducts and better lower-leg wind protection make a great ride even better. Combined anti-lock brakes (C-ABS) help you stop with more confidence, and Honda's revolutionary airbag system is the first of its kind on a production motorcycle.

Gold Wing Audio Comfort - Base MSRP $23,990 USD

Features & Options - 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine; Heated grips, seat, & foot warmer; Premium Surround Sound; Cruise Control; Electric Reverse

Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM - Base MSRP $26,880 USD
Features & Options - Adds: Satellite-Linked Navigation System & XM Radio, Weather & Traffic
Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS - Base MSRP $28,100 USD
Features & Options - Adds: Combined Anti-Lock Brakes
Gold Wing Airbag - Base MSRP $29,550 USD
Features & Options - Adds: First Motorcycle Airbag

2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Airbag Features and Benefits

New for 2013

- Light Silver Metallic and Gray Metallic colors join Ultra Blue Metallic and Candy Red.

2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Airbag Key Features

1832cc Liquid-cooled, Fuel-injected Engine - The Gold Wing's fuel-injected, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is exceptionally smooth and incredibly powerful. This time-tested powerplant delivers plenty of useable power, using regular unleaded fuel. And to eliminate crankshaft-induced torque reaction at the chassis, the gearbox spins opposite the crank's rotation—an elegant solution, and a typical Gold Wing engineering touch.

Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) - Checking tire pressure can be a hassle—except when you're riding a Gold Wing with our Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). A pair of monitors keep track of both front and rear tire pressures, and the dashboard readout is updated once per minute. They'll send you an alert if either tire is significantly underinflated.

Clear-Coated Wheels - Our wheels are clear-coated from the factory for an improved appearance and easier cleaning.

Combined Anti-Lock Brakes (Combined ABS)

Advanced Ride Quality - Suspension settings revised through repeated testing and your feedback are a part of the reason your new Gold Wing offers handling that can put many a sportbike to shame. Gold Wings have always offered the best overall handling of any touring machine, but these new settings really improve things when you decide to dial it up a notch.

Modern Styling - The Gold Wing's new design aims for a more integrated appearance, with a sporting edge and visual flow line linking the front to the rear, and a new, integrated taillight and saddlebag treatment. Other touches include redesigned front fascia and air intake, blacked-out headlight garnish, and new instrument panel fonts and design.

Adjustable Windscreen - Our sturdy, ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly four inches of travel.

Satellite-Linked Navigation System - Our exclusive Honda design and technology gives you the best available fully integrated GPS-based navi system on two wheels, featuring a brighter color LCD screen and step-by-step verbal directions via Gold Wing's sound system. Additional features include a lane guidance feature, junction view, and 3-D terrain view. Plus, with TripPlanner.Honda.com, you can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing's navi system.

XM Satellite Radio/Weather/Traffic - Want to listen to the radio you want, no matter where you ride? With our XM-equipped models you get a free 90-day trial subscription included with your new XM-equipped Gold Wing. This was the first integrated implementation of Satellite radio on a motorcycle, and still offers the most features, including traffic (XM Nav Traffic) and weather (XM Nav Weather) in addition to regular XM programs. (Separate subscription required after 90-day trial.)

Airbag - The airbag-equipped Gold Wing boasts the industry's first (and only) production motorcycle airbag system. The motorcycle's fork incorporates two sensors to detect a frontal impact. Some day all motorcycles may offer this feature, but right now only a Gold Wing gives you this choice.

Heated Grips/Seat - Heated grips, a heated rider's seat, and a heated passenger seat/backrest, all with individual rider and passenger controls. There's even a foot-warming system for cold mornings!

Lockable Glovebox - Non-airbag models also get a center-mounted lockable glove box for added convenience, boosting the cockpit area storage capacity to 2.8 liters.

Advanced Seat Cover and Urethane Seat Material - The best seat in the house just got better. Both the rider and passenger will feel the difference that our new urethane seat material makes. The waterproof cover also features a new, sportier, custom perforated look too. A day in the saddle never felt so good!

Audio System with Surround Sound - Featuring a surround-sound system that's tuned exclusively for the Gold Wing. When using the speakers (SRS CS Auto*), the audio image is enhanced along with deep low tones, producing a powerful surround sound. When using the headsets (SRS Headphone**), you'll hear a three-dimensional sound field brimming with realistic sound. †

iPod® Connectivity - Now you can connect a compatible Apple® iPod® player or other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files, and control them through the Gold Wing's audio controls. The connector is located in the lockable trunk, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.

Enhanced Storage Capacity - When we redesigned the new Gold Wing's bodywork, we took the opportunity to increase the storage capacity in the saddlebags by seven liters, upping total capacity to over 150 liters including trunk and fairing pockets.

Shaft Final Drive

Pro-Arm Rear Swingarm - The Gold Wing's MotoGP-inspired single-sided cast-aluminum swingarm is super-rigid and lightweight, with reduced unsprung weight, delivering sharper, sportier handling. Its unique Pro-Arm design mates up with Honda's patented Pro-Link® rear suspension, featuring electronically adjustable hydraulic preload settings for various riding and load conditions.

Advanced Wind and Weather Protection - The 2013 Gold Wing's layered-surface bodywork does more than just look great. We took the opportunity to fine-tune the rider and passenger environment. There's appreciably more wind and weather protection around your lower legs, so you'll experience less buffeting and warmer legs on those cool days.

Trip Planner.

You can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s available navi system. You can share your trips with friends, or download routes from others. And when you’re using your navi system, you’ll notice improvements like a lane guidance/junction view feature, and a GPS receiver that captures satellite signals faster.

More is Better.

Sleek bodywork provides superior wind protection. Also included is iPod® connectivity, so you’ll be able to enjoy your adventure even more. Add XM®'s incredible line-up of programming, and the available XM® NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ features, you can stay on course and ahead of bad weather. XM Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather are available on the 2013 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM, 2013 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS, and 2013 Gold Wing Airbag models only. XM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after the first 90 days.

Four Performance Packages.

We offer the Gold Wing in four distinct performance package options, with exclusive features like Premium Surround Audio; XM® Radio with Navigation, Traffic, and Weather; Trip Planner, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, ABS, heated grips and seat, and even one with the industry's first airbag.

Additional Features

- Transferable three-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Genuine Accessories†

- Audio Accessories: 40-Channel CB Radio Kit, CB Antenna Kit, Deluxe Headsets (for open-face and full-face helmets), Push-to-Talk Switch, Replacement Headset Coil Cord, Replacement Headset Hardware Kit, Replacement Boom Mike Windsock

- Cargo Accessories: Saddlebag/Trunk Liner Set, Deluxe Saddlebag/Trunk Mat Set, Saddlebag Lid Organizer with GL Logo, Trunk Inner Light, Trunk Inner Light Harness, Chrome Trunk Rack, Inner Trunk Pouch, Fairing Pouch with GL Logo, Saddlebag Cooler with Honda Logo, Trunk Net, Coin Holder, Gold Wing Owner's Manual Folio

- Convenience Accessories: Passenger Armrests, Tall Vented Windscreen, 12-Volt DC Accessory Socket Kit, Foglight Kit (LED)

- Protection Accessories: Cycle Cover with GL Logo, Half Cover

- Color Match Accessories: Rear Spoiler with Brake Light

- Chrome Appearance Accessories: Front Fender Ornament, GL Icon Fender Ornament, Front Fender Emblem, Front Fender Extension, Front Fender Rail, Front Disc Covers, Chrome Bar Ends, Gold Cylinder Head Cover Emblem Set, Silver Cylinder Head Cover Emblem Set, Passenger Floorboard Lower Covers, Swingarm Pivot Covers with GL Logo, Chrome Sidestand, Rear Spoiler Accent, Trunk Handle with GL Logo, License-Plate Frame with GL Logo, Exhaust Tips with GL Logo

† WARRANTY: Because we're so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we're pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. Three-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer, excluding audio accessories which are covered by a limited one-year warranty.

2013 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Airbag
USA Specifications

US MSRP Price: $29,550 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore And Stroke 74mm x 71mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse
Final Drive Shaft

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 4.8 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled springpreload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel
Front Brake Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear Brake Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper, ABS Braking System
Front Tire 130/70R-18
Rear Tire 180/60R-16

DIMENSIONS
Rake 29.15 degrees
Trail 109mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 66.5 inches
Seat Height 29.1 inches
Curb Weight 904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 35 MPG - Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

OTHER
Model Id GL1800
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Available Colors Ultra Blue Metallic, Candy Red, Light Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Three Years Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.


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Gambar Motor Ducati 2012 Diavel Carbon North American, European Specifications

Gambar Motor
2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon

Carbon details - All these make the Diavel Carbon a magical meeting point of style and performance.

Machine finished forged aluminium Marchesini wheels, reducing weight to 207 kg. Marzocchi forks with diamond-like coating (DLC). Brake disc carriers in milled aluminium. Carbon fibre fairing and black accessories.

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North American Specifications
US MSRP Price: $19,995 USD

Chassis
FRAME
Tubular steel Trellis frame
WHEELBASE
1590mm (62.6in)
RAKE
28°
FRONT SUSPENSION
Marzocchi DLC coated 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.7in)
FRONT WHEEL
Marchesini forged and machined 9-spoke 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYRE
120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
REAR SUSPENSION
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.7in)
REAR WHEEL
Marchesini forged and machined 9-spoke 8.00 x 17
REAR TYRE
240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
FRONT BRAKE
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston with ABS
REAR BRAKE
265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
17l - (4.4US gal)
DRY WEIGHT
207kg (456lb)
INSTRUMENTS
Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption, average speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)
Red and Matt Carbon (red / black) - Glossy and Matt Carbon (racing black / black)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
SEAT HEIGHT
770mm (30.3in)

DDA
Not available on this model

DTC
Standard equipment

ABS
Standard equipment

Engine
TYPE
Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT
1198.4cc
BORE X STROKE
106 x 67.9mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
11.5:1
POWER
162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm
TORQUE
94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm
FUEL INJECTION
Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
EXHAUST
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers
Transmission
GEARBOX
6 speed
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVE
Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
CLUTCH
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Emissions
STANDARD
Euro 3

European Specifications
UK MSRP Price: £15,495*

Chassis
FRAME
Tubular steel Trellis frame
WHEELBASE
1590mm (62.6in)
RAKE
28°
FRONT SUSPENSION
Marzocchi DLC coated 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.7in)
FRONT WHEEL
Marchesini forged and machined 9-spoke 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYRE
120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
REAR SUSPENSION
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.7in)
REAR WHEEL
Marchesini forged and machined 9-spoke 8.00 x 17
REAR TYRE
240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
FRONT BRAKE
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston with ABS
REAR BRAKE
265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
17l - (4.5US gal)
DRY WEIGHT
207kg (456lb)
INSTRUMENTS
Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption, average speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)
Red and Matt Carbon (red / black) - Glossy and Matt Carbon (racing black / black)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
SEAT HEIGHT
770mm (30.3in)

DDA
Not available on this model

DTC
Standard equipment

ABS
Standard equipment

Engine
TYPE
Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT
1198.4cc
BORE X STROKE
106 x 67.9mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
11.5:1
POWER
162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm
TORQUE
94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm
FUEL INJECTION
Mitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
EXHAUST
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers
Transmission
GEARBOX
6 speed
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVE
Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
CLUTCH
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Emissions
STANDARD
Euro 3

2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon Review


2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon Key Features and Benefits

CONCEPT

Diavel concept - The Diavel project was born when Ducati designers applied their wish-list of bike “basic instincts” to a blank canvas. With a “what if?” approach to creating a dream bike, they sketched inspiring shapes which became a lower and longer motorcycle. “The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

Gambar Motor Ducati 2012 Diavel Carbon 2Diavel design - The stance of the Diavel is that of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. With lateral radiators adding muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with oil cooler, the athlete took shape. A massive 240 section rear tyre was a perfect example of how Diavel designers used a no-compromise attitude when applying their wish list of features. The sheer width of rubber communicates so much power and style that the R&D team vowed to find a way to make it handle - even if they knew the image would send a seismic shock through the industry. The Diavel is a true Ducati, born from a passion for motorcycling and designed to deliver authentic Ducati performance in every respect.

Diavel Carbon - The Diavel Carbon embodies the true nature of the Diavel concept, where performance combines with style to celebrate Italian engineering at its best. Lightweight composites and milled aluminium components meld the two worlds of sport and style with features that are both visually beautiful and functionally high-performance.

ENGINE

Testastretta 11° - The Diavels heart is the Ducati Testastretta 11° - developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. Ducati’s Testastretta 11° harnesses the immense power of the Superbike engine and makes it smooth and adaptable, a massive step forward in balancing high-performance with an enjoyable ride. For an engine with brute power on tap when needed and smooth, user-friendliness available for an effortless and comfortable ride, Ducati revised the configuration of the cam timing with particular focus on the valve overlap angle. The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. High performance engines, which are subject to compromising smoothness for extreme power delivery, use high values of this parameter in order to benefit from the pressure waves to improve engine performance by maximising volumetric efficiency. On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced from 41°, used in the Testastretta Evoluzione engine which powers the 1198, to 11°. As a result, the fresh inlet charge flow is less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion in addition to improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions.

Gambar Motor Ducati 2012 Diavel Carbon 5Ride-by-Wire - The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Diavel’s twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip no longer has a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening electronically. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery: 162hp with a sports-type delivery 162hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring 100hp with progressive delivery for city use

15,000 miles between major services - Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques have enabled the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be increased to a highly competitive 15,000 miles. This has been achieved with the introduction of new valve seat materials, improved combustion efficiency and temperature management designed into the Testastretta 11° engine.

Slipper clutch - The transmission features an oil bath clutch with “slipper” function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or during long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like “slipper” action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions.

Exhaust system - The massive 58mm (2.28in) section exhaust headers lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal lengths that enable the Diavel’s efficient power delivery. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling via a large airbox, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity and electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressures throughout the rev-range.

Gambar Motor Ducati 2012 Diavel Carbon 7Twin lateral radiators - The technical solution employed for keeping the frontal lines of the Diavel clean was to place two highly efficient lateral radiators on both sides of the bike. These well-ducted units, located beneath the fuel tank, use aerodynamics to help draw air flow through the radiators and are assisted by high-flow electric fans when required. The design combines form and function to enhance the muscular shape of the bike.

Power and Torque - With its 162hp and colossal 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine is all about authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. The revised intake and exhaust ports combined with radical adjustment of the cam timing have enabled Ducati to achieve a fantastic torque curve at low rpm, which remains strong through a wider rev-range. The increase in bottom-end torque is managed by Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to considerably enhance the Diavel’s effortless ridability, while ensuring plenty of power remains on tap for high-rpm riding.

CHASSIS

Marzocchi forks with fork sliders in super low-friction - The Diavel uses 50mm Marzocchi front forks with fork sliders black-finished in super low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC). These forks are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. The forks are gripped by a slash-cut triple-clamp - cast aluminium for the lower and forged for the upper - with a rubber-mounted riser to tapered alloy bars. With a rake of 28°, trail of 130mm (5.12in) and an offset of 24mm (0.945in), the set-up provides a sure-footed and agile front-end for incredible handling and 70° of total steering lock for maximum manoeuvrability.

Marchesini nine-spoke wheels - The Diavel Carbon has custom shop-finished, lightweight, forged, turned and milled rims by Marchesini that not only score an impressive total weight saving of 5.5lb (2.5kg), but also look spectacular. These highly intricate nine-spoke wheels highlight the delicate machining in natural aluminium set against a black finish.

Gambar Motor Ducati 2012 Diavel Carbon 6Fuel tank and air intakes - The Diavel’s 17l (4.5 gal US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike’s overall styling. Its wide, long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame to create a seamless profile. While the focal point of the tank is the high resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and well-sculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Diavel and a high tech composite look to the Diavel Carbon. On each side of the front of the tank are massive air intakes formed in aluminium to feed the engine’s large airbox.

Twin-level seat - The Diavel’s twin-level seat is wide, comfortable and beautifully shaped to fit the flowing lines of the machine and at 770mm (30.3in), has one of the lowest seat heights in the Ducati range. That low seating position, in addition to a low slung chassis set-up that weighs in at just 210kg (463lb) - 207kg (456lb) for the Diavel Carbon - enables the rider to get both feet on the ground for a sure-footed and confident stance. The seat also comes with a beautifully shaped and easily removable single seat cover, which is formed in carbon fibre on the Diavel Carbon.

Sachs rear suspension - The Diavel have a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring pre-load adjustment.

Braking system - The Diavel front brakes use Brembo’s incredibly powerful Monobloc callipers, which deliver outstanding performance actuated by new integral alloy master cylinders with unique shape reservoirs sporting milled tops. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted callipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston calliper, also by Brembo. The Diavel Carbon uses specially milled aluminium disc carriers which have natural aluminium coloured recesses machined around the weight saving cut-outs in contrast to the carrier’s black finish around the centre. Typical of Ducati, these top-of-the-range components provide outstanding levels of braking and set a new benchmark in this category.

Single-sided swingarm - The long, die-cast aluminium, single-sided swingarm provides great “feel” at the rear-end with a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) and a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°.

Diavel frame assembly - The signature Ducati Trellis frame uses large diameter, light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe. This achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining lightweight and compact. The two sections form a rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of a complex techno-polymer component.

EQUIPMENT

Ducati Traction Control (DTC) - The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance. The system offers eight levels of “sensitivity”, each programmed with an amount of rear wheel-spin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing the new user-friendly set-up menu. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

ABS - The Diavel is equipped with the latest, most compact, Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS system as original equipment, providing a major contribution towards performance control. Top Brembo components combined with Bosch ABS, the special Diavel chassis configuration and Pirelli’s Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) result in a braking performance even greater than that of the awesome Ducati Superbikes.

Split-level instrumentation - The upper LCD display is mounted on the bar-riser and provides main information such as speed and rpm, in addition to warning lights, time and temperature. The lower, full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display is styled into the fuel tank and provides an incredibly clear account of current Riding Mode, gear selection and DTC setting as well as total mileage and trips. Used on mobile phones and computers, TFT technology is a variant of LCD and displays easy-to-read high resolution graphics. The Diavel’s TFT display goes one step further by using the sensitivity of its surrounding light to decide upon black or white background colour. When stationary, the lower display also doubles as the latest user-friendly control panel to personalise DTC and RbW settings within each Riding Mode before saving.

Lighting - The Diavel uses two clear vertical strips of LED lighting to provide tail and brake light illumination as well as directional indicators. The strips follow the precise line of the under-seat panelling, providing great visibility of the rear-end while keeping the external lines of the bike clean. The front directional indicators are clear lens LED strips mounted vertically down the leading edge of the lateral radiator covers. The headlamp gives the Diavel immediate Ducati identity and is supported by an aluminium outer body. The light uses high and low beam double reflectors to illuminate the road ahead, in addition to incorporating a horizontal strip of LED positioning lights for optimum visibility.

Pirelli tyres - Ducati’s technical partner, Pirelli, worked with the Diavel’s designers and engineers to develop the incredible new Diablo Rosso II tyres. While the front uses a conventional 120/70x17 section with a new tread pattern designed for enhanced wet weather performance, the 240/45x17 rear represents the latest innovation in tyre design with a sport-oriented profile being applied to custom-style width. The massive rear employs bi-compound technology to enable high grip levels at full lean angle while providing high mileage and uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximise the contact patch at all angles. The tread pattern and compounds deliver great performance in all conditions, especially the wet.

Hands-free ignition - The Diavel’s ignition is actuated by an electronic key in the rider’s pocket, which communicates with the motorcycle when within a distance of approximately 2 metres (6.5ft). The motorcycle recognises the dedicated key code and automatically enables the bike’s systems. Pressing the key-on switch then activates all systems to “on” and the engine is ready to be started. The electronic key, which internally consists of a radio circuit, externally doubles as a mechanical flip-key, required to open the seat and fuel tank cap. When parking the motorcycle, an electronic lock can be actuated on the steering simply by applying full steering-lock and pressing the ignition-off button a second time.

Carbon fiber - Carbon fibre is used for the tank panels, single-seat cover and front mudguard to reduce weight and apply a race-like feature that runs deep in the DNA of Ducati.

Controls - The Diavel handlebar shape and arrangement leaves the rider feeling comfortable and in command. Wide, tapered section aluminium bars with new custom designed provide a clean and minimalist set-up, while stylish, forged-aluminium supported mirrors deliver a generous view to the rear. Switchgear control is taken care of by Ducati’s latest and most minimalist design with slim-line bodies housing easy-to-use switches and buttons and a unique weapons-like “trigger catch” that slides down to cover the starter button when activating the kill-switch. While the indicator cancel button doubles as a scroll-and-select for fast and easy Riding Mode changes, switches above and below serve to navigate the new high-resolution display control panel.

Innovative number plate mount - Employing the double strip of multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of the Diavel required an innovative solution for the mounting of the number plate. The unique design uses mounts on the rear hub of the single-sided swingarm to extend an elegant and Ducati signature Trellis framework around the 240 section rear tyre, enabling a central mounting of the plate. The framework carries a hidden power feed to dedicated LED illumination for the number plate, eliminating any reliance on the main rear lights and creating a clean feature around the rear of the seat. This design solution represents the first of its kind and an example of the incredible attention to the Diavel’s detail.

Footpegs and grab-rail - Passengers on the Diavel will appreciate the way the slender passenger footpegs ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame as well as the innovative, T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly, which slides out from the rear of the seat. Deployed from a mechanism under the seat, the grab-rail provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring grip for the passenger, while the shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tail-piece when retracted. Both passenger-friendly features are crafted in forged aluminium and shot-peened for strength and uniform finish before being black anodised to become almost invisible when folded away.

2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon Model Highlights


2012 DUCATI DIAVEL

The shape of power and style

The Ducati Diavel was first introduced to an excited public at the 2010 Milan International Motorcycle Show and since gone on to amaze motorcyclists the world over, collecting awards along the way and becoming one of Ducati’s top selling models.

Custom shop beauty, state-of-the-art technology, innovative design and extraordinary riding pleasure are masterfully blended into the Diavel, a motorcycle that has now set a new benchmark in the sport cruiser segment, just reward for the innovative designers and engineers that created it.

Built to have a commanding presence, though lightweight and agile like all Ducatis, the Diavel takes the man-motorcycle relationship to the next level in absolute comfort. For connoisseurs of technology, ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes deliver a confidence-inspiring sophistication while stunning looks, 162hp and 207kg (456lb) of authentic Ducati performance drives a comfortable sport lifestyle that could only be dreamt of before.

Merging the worlds of power and style has never been achieved with such convincing precision. A specially engineered 240 section rear tyre combined with famous Ducati chassis technology serves up mind-blowing handling and lean angles which defy the laws of physics, whether carving through curves on your favourite road or just riding out for a night on the town.

The ground-breaking Ducati is now available in four exciting versions. The standard Diavel, and the Diavel Carbon with a character-forming mix of aesthetic and performance components now stand alongside the brand new and stunning Diavel Cromo and the exclusive Diavel AMG Special Edition.

DIAVEL DESIGN

Basic instincts

The Diavel project was born when Ducati designers applied their wish-list of bike “basic instincts” to a blank canvas. With a “what if?” approach to creating a dream bike, they sketched inspiring shapes which became a lower and longer motorcycle.

“The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explained the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project. “With the front wheel kept close to the Diavel’s body and using the short tail of a sport bike, we were able to blend this muscular design with a chassis that matched.”

If the stance of a Streetfigher is that of “anger,” the stance of the Diavel is of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. With lateral radiators adding muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with oil cooler, the athlete took shape.

A massive 240 section rear tyre was a perfect example of how Diavel designers used a no-compromise attitude when applying their wish list of features. The sheer width of rubber communicates so much power and style that the R&D team vowed to find a way to make it handle - even if they knew the image would send a seismic shock through the industry.

Ducati’s philosophy for innovation has always been to push the boundaries of design in the name of exciting motorcycles. Sometimes “gut feelings” are what count, and having the strength to commit to them shows the kind of bravery that has guided Ducati to World Championships. The Diavel is a true Ducati, born from a passion for motorcycling and designed to deliver authentic Ducati performance in every respect.

“Diavel”

The name “Diavel” was inspired by the Bolognese dialect word for “devil”. One day, early in the development process of the bike, the first prototype was assembled and wheeled out in front of a group of Ducati engineers and technicians who were viewing the complete motorcycle for the first time. One person looking from the rear of the bike saw its silhouette and exclaimed in Bolognese dialect: “Ignur├ánt comm’ al diavel!” Which means: “Evil, just like the devil!”

Reminiscent of how the “Monster” was named almost 20 years before, the Diavel now follows the same Bolognese tradition, shaping the future of motorcycling while staying faithful to its heritage.

Rider and passenger comfort

The Diavel’s twin-level seat is wide, comfortable and beautifully shaped to fit the flowing lines of the machine and at 770mm (30.3in), has one of the lowest seat heights in the Ducati range. That low seating position, in addition to a low slung chassis set-up that weighs in at just 210kg (463lb) - 207kg (456lb) for the Diavel Carbon - enables the rider to get both feet on the ground for a sure-footed and confident stance. The seat also comes with a beautifully shaped and easily removable single seat cover, which is formed in carbon fibre on the Diavel Carbon.

Passengers on the Diavel will appreciate the way the slender passenger footpegs ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame as well as the innovative, T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly, which slides out from the rear of the seat. Deployed from a mechanism under the seat, the grab-rail provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring grip for the passenger, while the shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tail-piece when retracted. Both passenger-friendly features are crafted in forged aluminium and shot-peened for
strength and uniform finish before being black anodised to become almost invisible when folded away.

Lighting

The Diavel uses two clear vertical strips of LED lighting to provide tail and brake light illumination as well as directional indicators. The strips follow the precise line of the under-seat panelling, providing great visibility of the rear-end while keeping the external lines of the bike clean. The front directional indicators are clear lens LED strips mounted vertically down the leading edge of the lateral radiator covers.

The headlamp gives the Diavel immediate Ducati identity and is supported by an aluminium outer body. The light uses high and low beam double reflectors to illuminate the road ahead, in addition to incorporating a horizontal strip of LED positioning lights for optimum visibility.

Innovative number plate mount

Employing the double strip of multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of the Diavel required an innovative solution for the mounting of the number plate. The unique design uses mounts on the rear hub of the singlesided swingarm to extend an elegant and Ducati signature Trellis framework around the 240 section rear tyre, enabling a central mounting of the plate. The framework carries a hidden power feed to dedicated LED illumination for the number plate, eliminating any reliance on the main rear lights and creating a clean feature around the rear of the seat. This design solution represents the first of its kind and an example of the incredible attention to the Diavel’s detail.

Fuel tank and air Intakes

The Diavel’s 17l (4.5 gal US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike’s overall styling. Its wide, long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame to create a seamless profile. While the focal point of the tank is the high resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and wellsculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Diavel and a high tech composite look to the Diavel Carbon.

On each side of the front of the tank are massive air intakes formed in aluminium to feed the engine’s large airbox. Their design is completely functional and contributes to the 162hp produced by the Diavel Testastretta 11° power plant.

Controls

The Diavel handlebar shape and arrangement leaves the rider feeling comfortable and in command. Wide, tapered section aluminium bars with new custom designed, integral brake and clutch master-cylinders by Brembo complete with milled reservoir tops, provide a clean and minimalist set-up, while stylish, forgedaluminium supported mirrors deliver a generous view to the rear.

Switchgear control uses Ducati’s minimalistic design with slim-line bodies housing easy-to-use switches and buttons and a unique weapons-like “trigger catch” that slides down to cover the starter button when activating the kill-switch. While the indicator cancel button doubles as a scroll-and-select for fast and easy Riding Mode changes, switches above and below serve to navigate the high-resolution display control panel.

Colours

The Diavel comes in traditional Ducati red with red frame and diamond black with black frame. Both Diavel schemes are set against black wheels. The Diavel Carbon comes in stunning “red carbon” (gloss red over matte carbon weave) with red frame or “black carbon” (both gloss and matte carbon weave) with black frame. Both Diavel Carbon schemes roll on black wheels, turned and milled to expose the natural aluminium below. The Diavel Cromo is finished in gloss black with contrasting silver pin-stripe, chrome-finished tank panels and polished aluminium headlamp lower. The Diavel AMG Special Edition is dressed in matte black carbon fibre bodywork with AMG’s very own “Diamond White Bright” stripe and frame colour contrasted with black wheels.

DIAVEL PERFORMANCE

Diavel Testastretta 11° - ready for sport and cruise The heart of the Diavel is the Ducati Testastretta 11°, which harnesses the 1198’s immense power and makes it smooth and adaptable, a massive step forward in balancing high-performance with an enjoyable ride.

With its 162hp and colossal 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine is all about authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. The revised intake and exhaust ports combined with radical adjustment of the cam timing have enabled Ducati to achieve a fantastic torque curve at low rpm, which remains strong through a wider rev-range. The increase in bottom-end torque is managed by Ducati’s Rideby- Wire (RbW) system to considerably enhance the Diavel’s effortless ridability, while ensuring plenty of power remains on tap for high-rpm riding.

For an engine with brute power on tap when needed and smooth, user-friendliness available for an effortless and comfortable ride, Ducati revised the configuration of the cam timing with particular focus on the valve overlap angle. The overlap angle is defined as the interval of crankshaft rotation, measured in degrees, during which both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This overlap occurs between the end of the exhaust stroke and the start of the intake stroke. High performance engines, which are subject to compromising smoothness for extreme power delivery, use high values of this parameter in order to benefit from the pressure waves to improve engine performance by maximising volumetric efficiency.

On the Testastretta 11° engine, this angle has been reduced from 41°, used in the Testastretta Evoluzione engine which powered the 1198 Superbike, and as a result, the fresh inlet charge flow is less compromised by the exiting exhaust gases, resulting in a much smoother combustion in addition to improved fuel economy and lower exhaust emissions.

The massive 58mm (2.28in) section exhaust headers lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal lengths that enable the Diavel’s efficient power delivery. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling via a large airbox, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity and electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressures throughout the rev-range.

Twin lateral radiators - positioned on either side of the bike - cool the Diavel Testastretta 11° engine. This unique feature combines with a new 64mm water pump impeller to increase flow rate by 35% at high rpm, enabling highly efficient cooling from the stylish air ducts.

The Diavel’s gearbox uses high-strength materials to manage the increased power output and enhanced grip generated by the 240 section rear tyre, which also requires the use of a 16mm longer gearbox output shaft for drive chain routing.

The transmission features an oil bath clutch with “slipper” function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or during long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like “slipper” action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions. The Diavel’s clutch and alternator covers are specially styled with enhanced detail and shaping and the cam belt covers with an aluminium mid-section.

24,000 kilometres (15,000 miles) between major services

Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques have enabled the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be increased to a highly competitive 24,000 kilometres (15,000 miles). This has been achieved with the introduction of new valve seat materials, improved combustion efficiency and temperature management designed into the Testastretta 11° engine.

DIAVEL CHASSIS

Frame assembly

The Ducati Trellis frame uses large diameter, light gauge tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe. This achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining lightweight and compact. The two sections form a rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of a complex technopolymer component. The long, die-cast aluminium, single-sided swingarm provides great “feel” at the rearend with a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) and a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°.

Suspension

The Diavel uses black-bodied 50mm Marzocchi front forks, fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. They are gripped by a slash-cut triple-clamp - cast aluminium for the lower and forged for the upper - with a rubber-mounted riser to tapered alloy bars. With a rake of 28°, trail of 130mm (5.12in) and an offset of 24mm (0.945in), the set-up provides a sure-footed and agile front-end for incredible handling and 70° of total steering lock for maximum manoeuvrability. The Diavel Carbon uses the same suspension as the Diavel, but with fork sliders black-finished in super low-friction diamond-like carbon
(DLC).

Both versions of the Diavel have a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring pre-load adjustment.

Wheels and tyres

The Diavel rolls on stunning, custom 14-spoke wheels with machine-finished detailing. The front rim is 3.5x17, while the rear, which is “flow-formed” for enhanced structure and lightness, boasts a massive 8x17 rim. The Diavel Carbon has custom shop-finished, lightweight, forged, turned and milled rims by Marchesini that not only score an impressive total weight saving of 5.5lb (2.5kg), but also look spectacular. These highly intricate nine-spoke wheels highlight the delicate machining in natural aluminium set against a black finish.

Ducati’s technical partner, Pirelli, worked with the Diavel’s designers and engineers to develop the incredible Diablo Rosso II tyres. While the front uses a conventional 120/70x17 section with a tread pattern designed for enhanced wet weather performance, the 240/45x17 rear represents the latest innovation in tyre design with a sport-oriented profile being applied to custom-style width.

The massive rear employs bi-compound technology to enable high grip levels at full lean angle while providing high mileage and uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximise the contact patch at all angles. The tread pattern and compounds deliver great performance in all conditions, especially the wet.

This new design of tyre enabled Ducati to achieve the style they had envisioned for the Diavel without compromising the authentic Ducati performance of the chassis. This partnership of parallel development between chassis and tyre design has contributed massively to Ducati “changing the rules” in this segment.

Braking system & ABS

The Diavel front brakes use Brembo’s incredibly powerful Monobloc callipers, which deliver outstanding performance actuated by new integral alloy master cylinders with unique shape reservoirs sporting milled tops. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted callipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston calliper, also by Brembo. The Diavel Carbon uses specially milled aluminium disc carriers which have natural aluminium coloured recesses machined around the weight saving cut-outs in contrast to the carrier’s black finish around the centre. Typical of Ducati, these top-of-the-range components provide outstanding levels of braking and set a new benchmark in this category.

The system is equipped with the latest, most compact, Ducati Bosch-Brembo ABS system as original equipment on both versions, providing a major contribution towards performance control. Top Brembo components combined with Bosch ABS, the special Diavel chassis configuration and Pirelli’s Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) result in a braking performance even greater than that of the awesome Ducati Superbikes.

DIAVEL TECHNOLOGY

Lateral radiators

The technical solution employed for keeping the frontal lines of the Diavel clean was to place two highly efficient lateral radiators on both sides of the bike. These well-ducted units, located beneath the fuel tank, use aerodynamics to help draw air flow through the radiators and are assisted by high-flow electric fans when required. The design combines form and function to enhance the muscular shape of the bike. Split-level instrumentation

Even the Diavel’s instrumentation is a masterpiece of cutting-edge technology. The upper LCD display is mounted on the bar-riser and provides main information such as speed and rpm, in addition to warning lights, time and temperature.

The lower, full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display is styled into the fuel tank and provides an incredibly clear account of current Riding Mode, gear selection and DTC setting as well as total mileage and trips.

Used on mobile phones and computers, TFT technology is a variant of LCD and displays easy-to-read high resolution graphics. The Diavel’s TFT display goes one step further by using the sensitivity of its surrounding light to decide upon black or white background colour. When stationary, the lower display also doubles as the latest user-friendly control panel to personalise DTC and RbW settings within each Riding Mode before saving.

Hands-free ignition

The Diavel’s ignition is actuated by an electronic key in the rider’s pocket, which communicates with the motorcycle when within a distance of approximately 2 metres (6.5ft). The motorcycle recognises the dedicated key code and automatically enables the bike’s systems. Pressing the key-on switch then activates all systems to “on” and the engine is ready to be started. The electronic key, which internally consists of a radio circuit, externally doubles as a mechanical flip-key, required to open the seat and fuel tank cap.

When parking the motorcycle, an electronic lock can be actuated on the steering simply by applying full steeringlock and pressing the ignition-off button a second time.

Ride-by-Wire

The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Diavel’s twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the Riding Mode selected. The twistgrip no longer has a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening electronically. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery: 162hp with a sports-type delivery, 162hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring, and 100hp with progressive delivery for city use.

Riding Modes

The Diavel incorporates the very latest in innovative Ducati technologies, including the recently introduced electronic Riding Modes. Selectable from the left-hand switchgear - even while riding - the choice of three pre-set modes are programmed to instantly change the character of the Diavel. The three modes are enabled by combining class-leading technologies such as Ride-by-Wire (RbW) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

The RbW system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery by interpreting the rider’s throttle input, while the world-beating DTC uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing rear wheel-spin under heavy acceleration. Although each mode has pre-set values of RbW and DTC, each of these two elements can be finely adjusted within each of the three Riding Modes and saved to create a personalised riding experience.

Sport

The Sport Riding Mode provides the Diavel rider with an adrenalin-fuelled 162hp ride and enables the rider to have full-on throttle response for maximum acceleration. Ensuring the full Testastretta 11° experience, the Sport mode also lowers the DTC system intervention to level 1 for riders who prefer their performance a little closer to the traction limit.

Touring

The Touring Riding Mode is also programmed to produce 162hp, however, with a smoother, more userfriendly power delivery. Rear end traction is enhanced by increasing DTC system intervention to level 3, specifically intended for an enjoyable and relaxing ride ideal for long distance and ensuring maximum comfort for both the rider and passenger.

Urban

As riding on city streets can require more attention to the surroundings than to throttle inputs, the Urban Riding Mode instantly changes the Diavel to provide a manageable and confident ride. Power output is reduced to 100hp and DTC is further enhanced to level 5 to provide a higher system intervention during the most chaotic of stop-start traffic.

Ducati Traction Control

The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and control rear wheelspin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance. DTC is an integral part of the preprogrammed Riding Modes on the Ducati Diavel and enables riders to fully enjoy the power of the

Testastretta 11° engine.

The system offers eight levels of “sensitivity”, each programmed with an amount of rear wheel-spin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence.

DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing the new user-friendly set-up menu. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

DUCATI DIAVEL CARBON

Performance combined with style

The 207kg (456lb) Diavel Carbon embodies the true nature of the Diavel concept, where performance combines with style to celebrate Italian engineering at its best. Lightweight composites and milled aluminium components meld the two worlds of sport and style with features that are both visually beautiful and functionally high-performance.

The Diavel Carbon comes in stunning “red carbon” (gloss red over matte carbon) with red frame or “black carbon” (both gloss and matte black carbon weave) with black frame. Both Diavel Carbon schemes roll on black wheels, turned and milled to expose the natural aluminium below.

While carbon fibre is used for the tank panels, single-seat cover and front mudguard to reduce weight and apply a race-like feature that runs deep in the DNA of Ducati, a low friction diamond-like carbon finish gives the Marzocchi fork sliders a spectacular look as well as performance-enhancing action.

Helping the Diavel Carbon to accelerate faster, stop sooner and change direction with even more agility is a valuable 5.5lb (2.5kg) saving of “unsprung weight” by using beautifully forged, lightweight Marchesini wheels. The wheels, which are finished in black, are machine-turned and milled for maximum weight reduction and intricately engineered decoration. The black disc carriers undergo a similar milling process to enhance the recess around the weight saving cut-outs, the natural aluminium colour contrasting effectively
against the original black carrier.


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