It's only the middle of February 2011, but Ducati may have already given the motoworld the hottest bike of the year – the Diavel.
Rumors and spy shots of a fat-tired Ducati with strange styling surfaced in mid-2010. Some motorbike pundits dubbed the mystery bike Mega Monster. In the days just before the start of EICMA 2010, Ducati quit playing coy and unveiled the all-new Diavel.
The question then remained: Would this wildly styled, category-defying Ducati possess the supreme handling, potent stopping force and hallmark L-Twin power that for so many years have been the underpinning characteristics of Ducati's sporting heritage?
In simpler, more colloquial terms, does the Diavel have what it takes? Can it represent, yo?
The short answer is yes – mostly.
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