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Ducati and Termignoni: the classic choice.

Ducati and Termignoni have been a winning duo on racetracks across the world for quite some time. The unmistakeable rumble of the Ducati is injected with an even more aggressive and captivating tone when it exits from a Termignoni racing exhaust, making each Ducati even more unique.
In the Ducati Performance catalog you can find exhaust systems for all current models and additionally, for all those long-time Ducati lovers, it’s once again possible to find a range of exhaust systems for some of our most popular models:
From the 748/916/996/998 through to electronic injection Supersport bikes, from the 999/749 to a wide range of Monsters, not forgetting the GT1000 and Paul Smart 1000 SportClassics and lastly, the 848 and 1098.
The systems will be available at all Ducati dealerships starting November 2014.
IMPORTANT: The range of exhaust systems are non-homologated and are for track use only.

November 25th, 2014  |  Published in Ducati, News

2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium

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The new Diavel Titanium, produced in a limited series of just 500 numbered bikes, was created to satisfy the demands of those in search of an even more radical degree of customization and refinement.  The philosophy inspiring the Diavel Titanium is that of creating an exclusive bike enhanced with components and accessories made in sophisticated and innovative materials.

Diavel Titanium1The Diavel Titanium is a limited edition celebration of high-tech craftsmanship. It takes the category-busting Diavel, and elevates it to a new level of refinement and desirability through the use of premium technical materials and finishes along with hand-applied artisanal details. The aggressive Diavel stance is made even stronger by larger, more imposing air intakes formed in carbon fibre; while the unmistakable profile that recalls a sprinter crouched at the starting blocks is now formed with a titanium tank, carbon and titanium seat cover, and a premium Alcantara/leather seat. The muscular Testastretta 11° DS engine breathes through special Zircotech-ceramic coated tubes, which exit in a distinctive hand-brushed stainless shotgun exhaust. Dedicated forged wheels, black machined mirrors, and an exclusive dark chrome frame complete the look, while an assortment of parts in carbon fibre underline the Diavel’s high performance nature. Individually numbered and produced in only 500 examples, the Diavel Titanium brings sophisticated Ducati style and blistering Diavel performance to command total respect on the streets.

Design Diavel2The stance of the Diavel is that of readiness, dominance, and confidence bordering on superiority. Lateral radiators add muscle to its broad “shoulders,” which then taper down across the engine and into the belly-fairing with its oil cooler, giving shape to the athlete. A massive 240 section rear tyre is the 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, and succeeded in finding, 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.

Diavel concept3The Diavel project was born when Ducati designers applied their wish-list of a bike’s “basic instincts” to a blank canvas. With a “what if?” approach to creating a dream bike, they sketched inspiring forms which became a low, long, sleek and aggressive motorcycle that was born to dominate the boulevard. “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.”

Testrastretta 11°4The Diavel’s heart is the Ducati Testastretta 11° Dual Spark (DS) – developed directly from the incredibly powerful, world-beating race engines of Ducati Corse. Ducati’s Testastretta 11° DS harnesses the immense power of the Superbike engine and makes it smoother and more linear, combining high performance with an enjoyable and perfectly manageable ride.To create an engine with this blend of brute power and supreme usability, Ducati carefully developed its cam timing with a particular focus on the valve overlap angle. Defined as the period of crankshaft rotation (in degrees) during which both intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time, this overlap angle is set at 11° on the Diavel’s engine – much less than the 41° used by Ducati’s Superbike engines. As a result the fresh inlet charge is less compromised by exiting exhaust gases, resulting in smoother combustion, improved fuel economy, and lower exhaust emissions. Along these same lines, the Testastretta 11° DS employs several other technological advances. Targeted injectors direct their charge to the intake valves, which provides better vaporization of the air/fuel mixture. This compressed intake charge is ignited by twin spark plugs in each chamber for rapid and even combustion. And after exiting the combustion chamber, a secondary air system burns off any residual fuel molecules, allowing a richer mixture to be used without increasing emissions. As a combined result of these technologies the Testastretta 11° DS is the perfect base for the Diavel – full of character, and producing tremendous power that give unmatched acceleration, along with smooth and controllable delivery for cruising the boulevard at any speed.

Twin lateral radiators5To keep the frontal lines of the Diavel clean, the technical solution of a highly efficient lateral radiator is placed on each side of the bike. These well-ducted units, located beneath the fuel tank, use aerodynamics to help draw cooling air flow through them and are assisted by high-flow electric fans when required. Their shape integrates seamlessly with the overall design, combining form and function to enhance the muscular presence of the bike.

Exhaust system6The massive 58mm (2.28in) section exhaust headers lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal length pipes that enable the Diavel’s efficient power delivery. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling via a large airbox, while the new slash-cut vertically stacked exhaust silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity and feature an electronically controlled mid-section valve to optimise exhaust pressures throughout the rev-range.

Slipper clutch

The transmission features an oil bath clutch with “slipper” function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the use of lower clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter lever feel at the handlebar, ideal in stop-and-go traffic or during long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like “slipper” action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear end under aggressive downshifting and also provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or downshifting under normal riding conditions.

Power and Torque7With its 162hp and colossal 96lb-ft of torque, the Diavel Testastretta 11° DS engine defines authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. Thanks to dual spark plugs, high-compression pistons, and revised injection spray targeting, the engine’s torque curve is strong and smooth at low rpm, and remains so through a wide rev-range. The engine output is managed by Ducati’s Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system to ensure effortless ridability, with plenty of power on tap also for high-rpm riding.

Ride-by-Wire

The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Diavel’s twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip does not have a mechanical cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers an electrical signal to a control unit, which in turn opens the butterfly electronically. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate the power delivery: 162hp with a sports-type delivery 162hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring 100hp with progressive delivery for city use

Ergonomics8The redesigned, more comfortable seat offers more room and has a low height of 770 mm, which allows for extended hours of riding pleasure and makes the Diavel accessible to a wide range of riders. A relaxed handlebar position sits naturally in the rider’s reach, ensuring full control and comfort with the unmatched coolness of cruiser style.

Marzocchi forks with low-friction fork legs

The Diavel uses 50 mm Marzocchi front forks with fork legs finished in low-friction diamond-like carbon (DLC). These forks are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. The forks are equipped with slash-cut triple-clamps – the bottom yoke in die-cast aluminium and the upper in forged aluminium – with a rubber-mounted tapered alloy handlebar clamp. With a 28° steering rake, 130 mm trail and 24 mm offset, this set-up provides a sure-footed yet agile front end for incredible handling.

Fuel tank and air intakes10The Diavel’s 17l (4.5 gal US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike’s overall styling. Its wide, long lines sweep down from the headlamp assembly into the seat and rear sub-frame to create a seamless profile. While the focal point of the tank is the high resolution display panel, the steel tank skin and well-sculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Diavel and a high tech composite look to the Diavel Carbon. On each side of the front of the tank are massive air intakes formed in aluminium to feed the engine’s large airbox.

Single-sided swingarm

The long, die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm provides great suspension action and feeling at the rear-end, and gives a wheelbase of 1590mm (62.6in) along with a stance that provides lean angles of up to 41°.

Braking system

The Diavel front brakes use Brembo’s incredibly powerful Monobloc callipers, which deliver outstanding performance actuated by integral alloy master cylinders with uniquely shaped reservoirs sporting milled tops. The 4-piston, twin radially-mounted front callipers grip 320mm discs, while a single 265mm disc on the rear is gripped by a two piston calliper, also by Brembo.

Sachs rear suspension

The Diavel has a Sachs rear suspension unit slung low under the chassis in a horizontal position, operated by a progressive pull-rod linkage from the swingarm. Adjustable in compression and rebound damping, the unit uses a handy control for easy spring preload adjustment.

Diavel frame assembly

The signature Ducati Trellis frame uses large diameter, thin wall tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe. This achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining lightweight and compact. The two sections form a rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of a complex techno-polymer component. Exclusive to the Diavel Titanium, the trellis frame is finished in a sophisticated Dark Chrome.

Diavel frame assembly

The signature Ducati Trellis frame uses large diameter, thin wall tubing with two lateral die-cast aluminium sections that flow into the rear subframe. This achieves massive torsional rigidity while remaining lightweight and compact. The two sections form a rear-end structure by attaching onto either side of a complex techno-polymer component. Exclusive to the Diavel Titanium, the trellis frame is finished in a sophisticated Dark Chrome.

Titanium pieces11Titanium – the lightweight, super-strong metal of choice for the most high-tech and prestigious of applications, is what gives the Diavel titanium its name. It is used to form the exterior of the bike’s commanding tank, and its headlight cover. Continuing the theme, a titanium insert is also used on the Diavel Titanium’s carbon rear seat cover.

Riding Modes12The Diavel incorporates the very latest in innovative Ducati technologies, such as 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 in the city. Power output is reduced to 100hp and DTC is set at level 5, perfectly adapting the bike to variable pavement conditions and the chaos of stop-and-go traffic. The Touring Riding Mode allows the engine to deliver its full 162hp, but with a smooth, user-friendly power delivery curve. DTC system intervention is set at level 4, which provides an enjoyable and relaxing ride ideal for long distances while ensuring maximum comfort for both the rider and passenger. The Sport Riding Mode produces pure adrenaline, with the engine’s full 162hp delivered with precise and sporty throttle response for maximum acceleration. For the undiluted Diavel experience, Sport mode also lowers the DTC system intervention to level 3, for riders who like to explore the bike’s incredible performance a little closer to the limit of traction.

Special carbon parts13The Diavel Titanium makes extensive use of the finest quality carbon fibre, for its strength, light weight, and racing style. Carbon fibre is used to form the bike’s large and aggressive air intakes, as well as for the rear seat cover, the front and rear mudguards, the front sprocket cover, the radiator covers, the gas cap surround, and the mini windscreen.

Lighting

At the forefront of innovation, the Diavel uses full LED technology for bright, efficient, and stylish lighting. In the rear, the Diavel trademark of two vertical LED strips follow the precise line of the under-seat panelling, keeping the lines of the bike sleek and minimal by serving as both the brake lamps and directional indicators. Echoing the same theme, front directional indicators are vertical LED strips on the leading edge of the lateral radiator covers. The full LED headlamp perfectly lights the Diavel’s way, and with two vertical LED positioning lights flanking the main illuminating beam, it gives unmistakable character to the bike while also creating a family feeling with the Monster 1200.

Hands-free ignition

The Diavel’s ignition is actuated by an electronic key in the rider’s pocket, which communicates with the motorcycle when within a distance of approximately 2 metres (6.5ft). The motorcycle recognises the dedicated key code and automatically enables the bike’s systems. Pressing the key-on switch then activates all systems to “on” and the engine is ready to be started. The electronic key, which internally consists of a radio circuit, externally doubles as a mechanical flip-key, required to open the seat and fuel tank cap. When parking the motorcycle, an electronic lock can be actuated on the steering simply by applying full steering-lock and pressing the ignition-off button a second time.

Split-level instrumentation15

The upper LCD display is mounted on the handlebar riser and provides key information such as speed and rpm, in addition to showing warning lights, time and temperature. The lower, full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) unit is integrated into the fuel tank and provides an incredibly clear display of the currently selected Riding Mode, gear, and DTC level as well as total and trip mileage. Used extensively on mobile phones and computers, TFT technology is superior to LCD and displays easy-to-read high resolution graphics. The Diavel’s TFT display goes one step further by sensing the ambient light conditions to automatically select a black or white background colour. When the Diavel is stationary, its lower display also doubles as a user-friendly control panel to personalise and save DTC and RbW settings within each Riding Mode – creating a custom electronics configuration to suit any rider’s preference.

Pirelli tyres16

Ducati’s technical partner, Pirelli, worked with the Diavel’s designers and engineers to develop the incredible Diablo Rosso II tyres. While the front uses a conventional 120/70×17 section with a tread pattern designed for enhanced wet weather performance, the 240/45×17 rear represents the latest innovation in tyre design with a sport-oriented profileapplied to custom-style width. The massive rear employs bi-compound technology to enable high grip levels at full lean angle while also providing high mileage, and uses Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximise the contact patch at all angles. The tread pattern and compounds deliver great performance in all conditions, especially the wet.

Controls

The Diavel handlebar shape and position leave the rider comfortable and in full command.  Wide, tapered section aluminium bars with sleek new mounting clamps provide a clean and minimalist set-up, while stylish, aluminium mirrors deliver a generous view to the rear. Switchgear is Ducati’s latest, minimalist design, with slim-line bodies housing easy-to-use switches and buttons and a unique weapons-like “trigger catch” that slides down to cover the starter button when the kill-switch is engaged. The turn indicator cancelling button doubles as a scroll-and-select for fast and easy Riding Mode changes, while switches above and below serve to navigate the high-resolution display control panel.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

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 control rear wheelspin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance. The system offers eight levels of sensitivity, each programmed with an amount of rear wheelspin tolerance. These levels are in line with progressive levels of intervention, and are classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction for sport-oriented riders in good riding conditions, while level eight uses the most amount of interaction for complete confidence by all riders, even in wet or slippery conditions. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider by accessing a user-friendly set-up menu. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets. ABS The Diavel is equipped with the latest and most compact Bosch ABS system as original equipment, providing a major contribution towards performance control. Working together with top Brembo components, the special Diavel chassis configuration, and Pirelli tyres with Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), the Bosch ABS gives the Diavel even greater braking performance that of the awesome Ducati Superbikes.

Forged machined wheels

The Diavel Titanium features unique, machine-finished wheels forged from lightweight aluminium. The front rim is 3.5×17, while the rear is 8×17, and wears a massive 240-section rear tyre for incredible grip and ultimate street style.

Footpegs and grab-rail

Diavel’s passenger accomodations include slender footpegs which ingeniously fold down from the rear sub-frame, as well as an innovative T-bar shaped grab-rail assembly which slides out from the rear of the seat. Deployed from a mechanism under the seat, the grab-rail provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring handle for the passenger, while its shape perfectly blends into the lines of the tailpiece when retracted. Both of these passenger-friendly features are crafted in forged aluminium and shot-peened for strength and a uniform finish before being black anodised to become almost invisible when folded away.

Seat17

The Diavel Carbon features a dedicated seat, comfortable and beautifully shaped to fit the flowing lines of the machine, that includes a sleek and easily removable carbon fibre cover for the passenger portion.

Innovative number plate mount

Employing the double strip of multi-functional LEDs for the rear lighting of the Diavel required an innovative solution for the mounting of the number plate. The unique design uses mounts on the rear hub of the single-sided swingarm to extend an elegant and Ducati signature Trellis framework around the 240 section rear tyre, enabling a central mounting of the plate. The framework carries a hidden power feed to dedicated LED illumination for the number plate, eliminating any reliance on the main rear lights and creating a clean feeling around the rear of the seat. This design solution is the first of its kind and an example of the incredible attention to detail on the Diavel.

Technical specification

Engine Type: Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled

Displacement: 1198.4cc

Bore x Stroke: 106 x 67.9mm

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Power: 119 kW (162 hp) @ 9,250 rpm

Torque: 130.5 Nm (96.3 lb-ft) @ 8,000 rpm

Fuel injection: Electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies, fully ride-by-wire controlled

Exhaust: Stainless steel muffler with aluminium tips; catalyzer and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox: 6 speed

Primary drive: Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1

Final drive: Chain drive; 15 tooth front sprocket, 43 tooth rear sprocket

Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control

Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame

Front suspension: Marzocchi fully adjustable 50 mm usd fork with DLC-treatment

Front wheel: Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke with machined finish 3.50″ x 17″

Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Rear suspension: Fully adjustable rear shock with progressive linkage. Remote spring preload adjustment. Single-sided aluminium swingarm

Rear wheel: Lightweight alloy, 14-spoke with machined finish, 8.00″ x 17″

Rear tyre: 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Front wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)

Rear wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)

Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially attached Brembo Monobloc 4-piston callipers with ABS as standard equipment

Rear brake: 265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper ABS as standard equipment

Instrumentation: Handlebar mounted instrumentation with LCD display: speed, rpm, time, coolant temp. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, ABS status, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Tank mounted instrumentation with TFT colour display: gear selected, air temp, battery voltage, trips 1 & 2, fuel reserve trip, average and actual fuel consumption and speed, trip time, scheduled maintenance. Full status and/or management of Riding Modes, DTC, RbW and ABS.

Standard Equipment: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, Hands-Free, full-LED headlight, front turn signals with guide lights.

November 14th, 2014  |  Published in Ducati, News

899 Panigale now with free Termigoni Silencers

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November 11th, 2014  |  Published in Ducati, News

The Wait Is Over

The waiting is finally over. The Ducati Scrambler is finally out of the yellow container that has so jealously guarded it over the last few months and is now – after the previews granted to employees and Ducatisti at World Ducati Week 2014 – officially ready. This is more than just a new bike: it’s a whole new world, one that expresses itself via a range of options and versions that provide a starting point for satisfying the different needs and wants of individual motorcyclists.

The Ducati Scrambler is a contemporary bike that expresses the pure essence of motorcycling. Tried and tested materials such as the aluminium of the rear swingarm and engine covers and the steel of the teardrop tank and frame are combined with new-generation components such as front and rear LED lighting and LCD instruments.

Wide handlebars and a long seat provide a comfortable, relaxed riding position and, together with the low weight, low centre of gravity and slightly knobby tyres, ensure pure riding fun whatever the situation.

“Post-heritage” design gives a contemporary take on the iconic bike built by Ducati back in the 60s and 70s. This Ducati Scrambler, though, is no retro bike: it is, rather, intended to be just how the legendary Bologna-built motorcycle would be today if Ducati had never stopped building it.

The Icon version, in yellow and red, is joined by three others – Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic – each offering its own style and performance-related interpretation of the Scrambler spirit. The Urban Enduro, with its “Wild Green” paintjob, is for enduro style enthusiasts and ready to switch from city streets to country backroads in an instant. The Full Throttle is for riders enthralled by the flat-track racing world who have a penchant for pushing things to the limit. And the Classic is for devotees to details and a 1970s look who want the uncompromising riding pleasure and comfort of a modern-day bike.

The headlamp, together with the tank, forms a key part of the Ducati Scrambler look. Rounded, classically designed yet extremely modern (i.e. post-heritage) it features a glass parabola and an ultra-modern LED light guide around the rim that acts as a side light.

 Seat and tank have been carefully designed to give the Ducati Scrambler appealing proportions. A compact bike, the Ducati Scrambler instils confidence from the very moment you set eyes on it. It’s been sized to make it accessible to all motorcyclists while the long seat maximises comfort and can also accommodate a passenger comfortably.

An oil and air-cooled L-twin two-valve 803 cc engine powers the Ducati Scrambler; it has an 88 mm bore, a 66 mm stroke and has been redesigned to give smooth acceleration throughout the rev range.

Moreover, thanks to a vast range of apparel and bike accessories, to be presented in November, the Ducati Scrambler offers a virtually unlimited range of exclusive personalisation and lifestyle options.

The Ducati Scrambler name has much in common with the verb to scramble – mixing up, blending, letting the imagination run free, sharing with others. The Ducati Scrambler is the two-wheeled alter ego of those who ride it, a cultural movement in and of itself. It’s free-spirited, positive and anti-conformist, open to encounters with other philosophies and styles. Ducati Scrambler isn’t just a bike, it’s a world.

See these bikes in more detail

Full Throttle Scrambler - Classic Scrambler - Icon Scrambler and the Urban Enduro 

October 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Ducati, News

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