First Ride: Ducati Diavel Carbon

Laura Thomson



On its launch in 2011, Ducati's Diavel drew gasps from motorcycle fans across the globe. Its futuristic and awkward appearance was loved by many, yet criticized by others for being too brutish.

First rides only brought more controversy. With a powerful Testastretta 1198cc V-Twin sat in an upright, cruiser frame, the question of exactly where it fit into the motorcycle market arose - was it a cruiser or a sportsbike?