A few months ago when I was at the LA Auto Show I got a chance to check out Ducati’s new Diavel motorcycle in person. First off let me just say that it is a sexy bitch, so sexy in fact that I am absolutely thinking about purchasing one. You see the Diavel is like the Italian version of Yamaha’s V-Max muscle bike, a machine that, for years went completely unchallenged in the segment. When the Diavel was first released it was clad in Ducati’s traditional red and black paint scheme, but now thanks to loads of consumer feedback Ducati has decided to hit us with what they call, “Diamond Black”.
The Diamond Black Diavel definitely has an appeal, but quite honestly, while the murdered-out application works great on cars, I’m not sure how it translates to bikes. You see the beauty of every Ducati are the details, and I fear that by painting this all black some of those little intricacies are going to be lost. Granted you can still have the Diavel in Ducati Red, however if you choose to feel like Batman on occasion, then by all means go nutty and opt for the Diamond Black. Oh and by the way, if you want one you’re going to have to wait a few months because it’s not going to be released until February of 2011.