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Old 11-02-12, 12:45   #1
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Default With great sadness, I'm no longer a Triumph owner...

...but the pain is eased by the new Diavel taking it's place in the garage. Muahahaha.....

In all seriousness, the Daytona was an incredible machine, it just didn't make sense in my current situation. Most of my riding is now commuting due to my work schedule, and my commute (and central Ohio in general) has roughly 4 turns to enjoy that aren't onramps so it just became a lower back / ab / leg workout instead of an enjoyable ride.

Plus, the Diavel is just a stuuuuupid fun bike. I was on the fence about the styling but after test riding it I didn't care what it looked like.

And naturally the week after I swapped I also got the RR recall notice. Go figure...
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Ducatis are a different Breed. I have a 2006 Sport Classic. Congrats on the Ducati. That Diavel is freakin huge though and I would never ride that thing!
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Old 11-02-12, 12:54   #3
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The Diavel is one badass bike - congrats on the new ride!
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Congrats. I'm more a fan of the Multistrada
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Old 11-02-12, 13:05   #5
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At least you made a good switch! Get some pics up of the new bike!
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I was part of the Cycle World Magazine/Ducati Promotion for the Diavel last summer. We rode it for about an hour or so. I was not a big fan of this bike prior to riding it, but afterwards I had a whole different opinion. I don't know if I would buy one, but it was a nice bike. Congratulations.
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Thanks guys. The slow-speed handling takes some getting used to but once up to speed it just feels like a slightly stretched Monster. I'm still tweaking the suspension though so the handling is a work in progress. When I first got it they had all preload and damping taken out and it always felt like it was dragging it's ass like a dog on carpet, but I have it about 90% dialed in now. It occasionally still feels a little busy over rough pavement and like that huge rear tire wants to work it's way in front of the front in hairpins, but a handful of throttle fixes that.

In reality though, the star of the show is the motor. Minor handling quirks are easy to forget the first time you hammer it coming out of a 30 mph sweeper. It also makes you thankful for all that rubber back there...

Some crappy phone pics as I haven't had it clean enough for real pictures yet because I'm always riding instead of washing:


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Satanist!

J/K. Enjoy the new ride.
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Brilliant beast indeed
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She's a real head-turner for sure...Congrats on the new bike
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