Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: mississauga, on, canada
Same age group as you. Prior to the Diavel I had a Suzuki SV 1000. Loved it, except for the fact that I had to have a hip replacement. Could not successfully ride a bike where I was tippy toes(5` 6")
First sat on a Diavel in a showroom. Got off it as fast as I could. Did not like the big fat tank, looked ugly.
Went home took a full day doing my research. Engine build, etc, etc.
Changed my mind completely. Had to have one.
Bought a new 2012. Loved it when I sat on it. different prospective.
Rode it and changed my mind completely.
Can do daily rides up to about 250 miles, comfortable.
Now have 70.000 kms.
For me a bike has its own personality and depending on how you feel about your choice.
From the start is it what you would like. Looks, power, torque, colour.
Will it do wheelies from the start? A few occasions yes. However I think it is highly your choice. If you gun it from the start let the clutch go crazy, you will wheelie.
I thought the same as you about pulling wheelies. Here in Ontario, pull a wheelie and you are in big trouble. Big fines, lose your licence. Insurance rates through the roof. Might as well give up riding. I am still riding.
Fun factor is great.
You did not mention price or if it has any bolt on goodies.
Can you take a test ride?
If I can help in any other way, pm me or I can give you my phone number to answer any questions.