Exuberance Meets Comfort
The exuberance of the Diavel meets maximum comfort. Innovative solutions and dedicated accessories - side bags, windshield, new seat and raised handlebars - make the Diavel Cromo ideal to dominate the asphalt on the open road. The Cromo makes for a practical new addition to the Diavel family.
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Diavel soul, classic style
The flawless shine of the chromium-plated tank, which contrasts starkly yet stylishly with the gloss black, gives the Diavel real cult status. This vintage interpretation of Diavel style is completed by horizontal seat stitching and classic Ducati logos.
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Diavel Cromo Clutch
Diavel Cromo Exhaust System
Cromo Fuel Tank and Air Intakes
Diavel Cromo inherits the unique design of the Diavel and is characterised by the chrome mirror-finish tank, which contrasts starkly yet stylishly with the gloss black parts. This vintage interpretation of Diavel style is completed by horizontal seat stitching and classic Ducati logos.
Cromo 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 reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start 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 down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions.
Cromo Exhaust System
The massive 58mm (2.28in) section exhaust headers lead the 2-1-2 system through power-enhancing equal lengths 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 stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity and electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressures throughout the rev-range.
The Diavel uses black-bodied 50mm Marzocchi front forks. These forks are fully adjustable for spring pre-load, compression and rebound damping. The forks are gripped by a slash-cut triple-clamp - cast aluminium for the lower and forged for the upper - with a rubber-mounted riser to tapered alloy bars. With a rake of 28°, trail of 130mm (5.12in) and an offset of 24mm (0.945in), the set-up provides a sure-footed and agile front-end for incredible handling and 70° of total steering lock for maximum manoeuvrability.
Fuel Tank and Air Intakes
Diavel has a 17 litre tank that is integrated within the design of the bike. Its wide elongated design extends from the headlight assembly to the seat, where it disappears under the tail fairing giving it an exceptional streamline look. If the focal point of the tank is the high-resolution display, the steel casing and the sculpted side covers enhance Diavel's image of sturdiness. The flawless shine of the chromium-plated parts, which contrasts starkly yet stylishly with the gloss black makes the unique look of the Diavel Cromo.
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Diavel Cromo 14 Spoke Wheels
The Diavel rolls on stunning, custom 14-spoke wheels with machine-finished detailing. The front rim is 3.5x17, while the rear, which is “flow-formed” for enhanced structure and lightness, boasts a massive 8x17 rim.
Cromo Rear Suspension
The Diavel have 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 pre-load adjustment.
The Diavel Cromo shows off its Touring soul sporting two 41-litre side panniers with a dynamic-looking style. The luggage system includes integrated grab rails for the passenger to share his riding passion with a passenger.
The tourer character of the Diavel Cromo is enhanced by details designed to improve the travel experience of rider and passenger. Heated grips improve comfort in adverse weather conditions, whereas new fixed pillion rider footpegs, luggage system with integrated grab rails and dedicated backrest increase stability and passenger comfort. The new, broader touring windscreen blends seamlessly into the aggressive silhouette of the Diavel Cromo and affords excellent wind protection, offering an enhanced feeling of comfort. Comfort is brought to the next level by new ergonomics based on the dedicated tourer seat and the 20-mm higher handlebar that ensures total, relaxed control for superior riding pleasure.
The two-level tourer seat with high-density foam padding fitted to the Diavel Cromo offers improved ergonomics and comfort for rider and passenger over long journeys. Weight distribution has been revised to keep the rider farther away from the tank for better fit and a comfortable riding position that provides total control of the bike. Passenger comfort is further enhanced by the dedicated backrest - fitted as standard - that also helps keep passenger weight off the rider's back.
Diavel Cromo Technical Data
An overview of the Diavel Cromo Engine Specifications:
|Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
|Bore x Stroke
|106 x 67.9mm
|119 kW (162 hp) @ 9,500 rpm
|127.5 Nm (94 lb-ft) @ 8,000 rpm
|Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
|Electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with RbW
|Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers
Overview of Diavel Cromo Transmission
|Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
|1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
|Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
|Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.
Overview of Diavel Cromo Chassis
|Tubular steel Trellis frame
|Marzocchi DLC coated 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
|14-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
|120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
|14-spoke in light alloy 8.00 x 17
|240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
|Progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
|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.
Diavel Cromo dimensions and weight
|ABS WET WEIGHT(KERB)
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY
|17l - (4.5 US gal)
|NUMBER OF SEATS
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