2012 Ducati Monster Diesel Motorcycle

The Diesel Style Team, under the guidance of Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, together with Ducati’s Design Centre, have brought a new ‘urban military chic’ interpretation to the iconic naked motorcycle.

Creative, innovative, fun, irreverent, sexy and brave are the words to best describe the new Monster Diesel.The collaboration between Diesel’s founder Renzo Rosso and the Ducati Design Center gives birth to the numbered Monster Diesel version (technically based on the 1100 EVO ).

Monster Diesel
A brave color combination combined with dedicated special parts which feature a military inspired design, transform the Monster 1100EVO into the Monster Diesel.

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The Monster Diesel, designed by Diesel’s fashion stylists guided by Diesel founder Renzo Rosso himself features an eye catching military chic style and is dedicated to youthful and self-confident adult customers who are experienced in motorbike riding and whose lifestyle expresses passion for everything is innovative and stands out from the crowd.

Monster Story
In 1992 Ducati unveiled a new prototype that was to become an icon. Ducati’s creation awed the crowds and the world’s media of that year’s Cologne International Motorcycle show.

The 900 Monster was a motorcycle that created a truly new niche – dramatically styled, minimalist in stature yet bristling with innovative engineering solutions. The Monster’s radical styling has also provided the inspiration for an entire after-market sector specialising in hot-rod parts for this legendary machine.

2012 Ducati Monster Diesel Motorcycle

2012 Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition Motorcycle

Ducati has celebrated its partnership with AMG by producing the Diavel AMG Special Edition, inspired by the German maker’s unmistakeable styling.

Combining exclusivity with high performance, the Diavel AMG Special Edition is the perfect synthesis of two unequalled brands with a shared passion for exceptional achievement, unique design and conscientious attention to detail.

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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.”

Riding Mode

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).

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.

2012 Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition Motorcycle

Ducati: 2011 Ducati Monster 696 Motorcycle

Ducati Naked essentiality 

When you choose to ride the Monster, you are not just choosing a bike, but an entire lifestyle. A desire to experience the exhilaration of naked power from an iconic motorcycle.

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APTC Clutch

The APTC ‘wet’ clutch gives a ‘slipper’ type action that prevents destabilizing of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and also gives the extra benefit of a super-light feel at the lever, a great benefit in stop-start city traffic or during longer journeys.

The 21-plate oil-bath clutch (11 friction and 10 steel) represents a power-enhancing weight reduction over the ‘dry’ system as well as having a quieter operation and requiring less maintenance.

Lightweight Crankcases

The new crankcases hug the gearbox internals much closer to create a smaller and more compact outer profile and achieve considerable weight savings over previous cases.

Power & torque curves: The Monster 696 produces 80hp (58,8kW) @ 9,000rpm and 50,6lb-ft (7,0kgm) of torque @ 7,750rpm

Desmodue

The engine of the Monster 696 is the legendary Desmodue, 696cc, air cooled, Dual Spark L-Twin engine whose 80hp gives it that unmistakable Ducati sound. Developed for an incredibly flexible power delivery, the 696 Desmodromic engine provides enough torque to exit the most challenging of corners. The impressive torque, typical of the Ducati L-Twin engines, will excite with every twist of the throttle.

exhaust system

Providing a deep and rich exhaust tone within current noise and emissions regulations is no mean feat, but the Monster 696 definitely provides the L-Twin sound famous of Ducati. Its bold, high-level twin mufflers also make a striking style statement.

The exhaust system on the 696 has one Lambda probe dedicated to each cylinder, enabling precise fuelling for a smoother power delivery as well as complying with current emission regulations.

Ducati: 2011 Ducati Monster 696 Motorcycle

Ducati: 2011 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Motorcycle

Ducati: More Hyper than ever

The 1100EVO SP takes the Hypermotard concept to a new level of extreme. Higher ground clearance, higher spec suspension, higher bars and less weight makes the SP track-ready for action.

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Higher ground clearance, higher spec suspension, higher bars and even less weight makes the 1100EVO SP trackready for action.

When Ducati first launched the Hypermotard project they knew that there would be extreme riders out there who wanted more – they just didn’t realise there would be so many!

With a racing heritage built on direct rider feed-back and a Hypermotard category in the Italian Ducati Desmo Challenge series, Ducati’s reputation for listening to owners to improve their motorcycles has become legendary and the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP is no exception.

Extreme riders all wanted the same thing from the Hypermotard: More power, more ground clearance, more control in extreme situations, more detail and less weight. With the Hypermotard 1100EVO SP, the engineers have ticked all the boxes.

The 1100EVO SP takes the whole Hypermotard concept to a new level of extreme. Higher ground clearance, higher spec suspension, higher bars and even less weight makes the SP track-ready for action and impressive enough to wear the Ducati Corse logo.

When we first launched the Hypermotard project we knew that there would be extreme riders out there who wanted more – we just didn’t realise there would be so many! With a racing heritage built on direct rider feed-back, and two years of Hypermotard category in our Italian-based Ducati Desmo Challenge series, we’ve built a reputation for listening to owners and the new SP spec is the result.

Ducati: 2011 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Motorcycle

The 2011 Ducati 1198 SP Motorcycle

2011 Ducati 1198 SP Motorcycle

From experience gained on circuits all over the world comes the most exclusive, highest-ever performance 1198 SP ever: aluminium tank, Ducati Quick Shift, slipper clutch, rear Öhlins suspension with TTXR technology, 168 kg dry weight. The 1198 SP is all set for your next track challenge.

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Engine Type L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled

Stunning ‘SP’ performance

The 168kg (370.3lb) (dry weight) 1198 SP creates a dream package by taking everything that the 1198 model has, including DTC, DDA and the new DQS systems, and adding top-of-the-range Öhlins suspension, lightweight chassis components, a lightweight factory team-style aluminium fuel tank and slipper clutch.

The high performance, fully adjustable 43mm Öhlins forks, which sport low friction titanium nitride-treated fork sliders, respond effortlessly to every imperfection in the tarmac.

Beyond their advanced engineering solutions, one of the most important characteristics of Öhlins forks is their ability to communicate the condition and quality of the tyre-to-road contact patch, a feature that puts every rider in superior control.

The suspension set-up at the rear is complemented with a fully adjustable Öhlins TTX rear shock equipped with a ride enhancing top-out spring and mounted to a single-sided swingarm for outstanding drive and traction.

The front-to-rear Öhlins package is completed with a control-enhancing adjustable steering damper.

On any sport or race bike, the most effective area to reduce weight is its ‘unsprung weight’. These are
components like tyres, brakes and wheels. Lighter wheels have a lower ‘moment of inertia’ that is
beneficial with every direction change and application of the brakes.

The 1198 SP addresses this important area by mounting 7-spoke Marchesini forged and machined wheels. Both front and rear are super lightweight and their benefit is immediately apparent. The weight saving is further enhanced with the application of a carbon fibre front fender.

The 2011 Ducati 1198 SP Motorcycle

2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Sport Motorcycle

2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200s

Ride-by-Wire

Ducati: The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the twistgrip and the engine which decides the ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected and according to the rider’s throttle input.

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Optional Bosch-Brembo ABS braking system

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.

The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery. The three maps offer 150hp with a sports-type delivery, 150hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring and 100hp with progressive delivery for city or off-road use.

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 then control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance.

The system offers eight ‘levels of sensitivity’, each programmed with a level of rear wheel-spin tolerance in line with progressive levels of riding skills classified from one to eight.

Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction while level eight uses the most amount of interaction. DTC is an integral part of the pre-programmed riding modes on the Multistrada 1200.

The system uses front and rear wheel sensors to compare speed differential and sense when rear traction is being broken (wheel-spin). DTC then decides the best combination of two different types of instant electronic adjustment, calculated with data supplied from multiple sources.

The first ‘soft’ stage of system interaction is executed by high speed software that makes instant electronic adjustment to the ignition timing, administering varying amounts of ignition retardation to reduce the engine’s torque.

2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Sport Motorcycle

The 2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon Motorcycle

2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon

The Diavel Carbon is mostly the true nature of the Diavel concept, where performance combines with style to celebrate Italian engineering at its best.

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The Front Action View

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.

Hard to be seen, easy to be noticed.Even when disappearing in a split second, everyone will always be captivated. This is the magic of Diavel.

The design sets new standards in beauty, innovation and sophistication, while outstanding agility and handling are encased within a muscular body which moves with 162 hp.

Its astonishing power can be managed in three different Riding Modes and with the assurance of the Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + Ducati Traction Control). Ducati has created something truly magic.

2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon Features and Benefits

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.”

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.

The Diavel will be available in 2 versions

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.

The new Diavel, cost GBP12,995/EUR16,800/US$16,995 for the base model, while the higher-spec Carbon model with Marchesini wheels will be GBP£15,495/EUR19,900/US$19,990, or GBP15,895/EUR21,100/US$21,290 for the Carbon Red with it’s more detailed paint scheme.

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