Demo Ride: 2016 Ducati Diavel

I absolutely love the way this bike looks. However, despite its unique style and striking appearance, this bike really let me down. I was hoping it would be much more nimble and responsive, but found it lacking on that note. I most certainly wasn’t expecting this to ride like a metric cruiser. In the turns it felt slow, heavy, and sluggish. Despite that, it was wonderfully comfortable and incredibly smooth.

Admittedly, I had very different expectations in mind. For a cruiser, this bike was delightfully responsive, punchy, and has an exuberant about of attitude. I’d take this over any other cruiser without hesitation, if I were looking for an easy rider for long hauls.

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