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Ducati Diavel Carbon cooler, lighter, darker

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The 2016 Ducati Diavel Carbon arrives later this year in Asphalt Grey with a “cool” exhaust and weighing in the lightest of the “devil” power-cruiser range.

The red and white Carbon models have been ditched in favour of Asphalt Grey with red stripes and Dark Chrome paintwork on the tank.

Ducati Carbon weighs in at a lightweight 205kg, thanks to all the carbon fibre bits and pieces. That compares with the standard model at 239kg wet and the 234kg Titanium.

It also features exhaust manifolds with Zircotec ceramic coating to reduce the enormous amount of heat that blows on to the rider’s legs. Hopefully that innovation will flow through to some of the other “hot” Ducatis, especially the Panigale which is the “hottest” bike we’ve tested!

The exhaust system also has brushed stainless mufflers.20-16 Ducati Diavel Carbon

Other Diavel Carbon highlights are a redesigned seat with new trim and forged wheels with exposed machined finish.

The Diavel will also be available in total-black Dark Stealth, with matt black tank and black frame and wheels.

They are both powered by the latest generation 119kW/130.5Nm Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine with Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Riding Modes and ABS.

Ducati Australia and New Zealand Marketing Coordinator L’Oreal Pierce says the bikes are due to arrive here in November. Pricing will be advised closer to arrival.20-16 Ducati Diavel Carbon

Ducati will reveal a massive nine new 2016 models at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November, the first of these being the 120kW Monster 1200 R, the most powerful naked bike yet from the Italian manufacturer.

It will also include bikes in two categories new to the Italian brand, but there is no clue yet on what those categories might be.

Ducati Monster 1200 R
Ducati Monster 1200 R