It’s been ten years now since the Harley-Davidson V-Rod first came out, a motorcycle that to me was a game changer. It combined a classic V-twin engine layout with a long, low slung frame and wide rear tyre. A definite push forward in terms of Harley styling as it emphasized performance while retaining the essence of an open road cruiser.
Fast forward ten years and we finally see this new segment of “sport cruisers” gain a few more players. Perhaps just as daring as the V-Rod, Ducati decided to try its hand at building a cruiser with the new Diavel.