Ride like the devil with Ducati's new cruiser

Straits Times journalist Zaihan Mohamed Yusof checks out Ducati's latest Diavel 1260 S in Marbella, Spain. The 1,262cc ride is a combination of naked, sports and cruiser motorbikes, with punchy acceleration.
The Ducati Diavel 1260S has a bold design with a big rear 240mm-wide tyre and a large fuel tank.
The Ducati Diavel 1260S has a bold design with a big rear 240mm-wide tyre and a large fuel tank.PHOTO: COURTESY OF DUCATI

The Ducati Diavel 1260S performs like a sports bike while exuding the charm of a modern-day cruiser

The term sport cruiser or power cruiser is an oxymoron.

Cruisers are hardly sporty or powerful due to their long wheelbase and obvious bulk. But since 2011 when it was first launched, the Ducati Diavelhas lived up to the tag.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2019, with the headline 'Ride like the devil with Ducati's new cruiser'. Print Edition | Subscribe