Okay, so, who all really saw this coming? Well, this was something that we were expecting Ducati to do but it’d come out this soon, we didn’t expect that. We are talking about Ducati slapping on its V4 Granturismo engine in the latest iteration of the Diavel.
The Ducati Diavel V4 is unique, unmistakable and with a bursting personality. One of its key highlights is the V4 Granturismo engine that pumps out 168 hp and 125 Nm of torque. It is the ideal engine for a muscle cruiser, capable of combining linearity at low revs with vigorous torque throughout the entire range of delivery.
Ducati says that the Diavel V4 draws inspiration from muscle cars, from the aesthetics of superheroes and reproduces the image of an athlete ready to sprint to the starting blocks, with all the masses concentrated on the front and an agile, streamlined tail.
The exhilarating performances of the V4 Granturismo engine are combined with surprising agility and dynamics for such a motorcycle. The Diavel V4 has a kerb weight without fuel of 223 kg, for a saving of more than 13 kg (-5 on the engine, -8 on the vehicle) compared to the Diavel 1260 S, thanks to the lightness of the V4 Granturismo and specific actions to many of its components.
The result is a motorcycle capable of breathtaking acceleration and deceleration. In fact, the performance of the 168 hp V4 Granturismo, combined with the 240/45 rear tire and a dedicated gearing, allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3”, with a truly impressive thrust.
The Ducati Diavel V4 will arrive in European dealerships starting from January 2023 (February 2023 for the US) in the classic Ducati Red or in Thrilling Black.