Originally Posted by gamingthemarket
Friend of mine has a Diavel with a recently expired warranty. One day after the ride home he put it on the kickstand to open the garage and the radiator started dumping fluid. He had sucked in a marble sized rock that got trapped between the cooling fan and radiator, which shredded metal. That was a $600 replacement. There should be a screen on the intake vent. I've never seen a pebble do that much damage to a bike.
The Diavel is the worst cornering bike I've ever ridden (never tried Harleys). If you like twisties, where you don't have to fight the bike, consider another machine. It's also brutal in bad weather and high winds. Have you tried a Super Duke? KTM, BMW, and Ducati have awesome demo programs. Ride before you buy and spend demo time at freeway speeds.
How long after the Warranty run out?
I had a problem with false neutrals and it was 3 months after it ran out. Called the stealership whom talked to Ducati North and not a problem, fixed no cost.
Regards cornering, lots of fun. Flick it one way, then loves to flick the other way.
I come from sports bikes and TBH did not want Diavel. Such a fat ugly tank.
After I rode it, just Wow.
Was looking for a lower bike as had hip problems.
The Diavel fitted the picture. Gobs of speed, torque, gave me everything I wanted.
Have ridden in many a nasty T`Storm, High cross winds. I found it very stable, considering I am not wrestling it.
Test ride it first then form an opinion.
My 2cents worth.
You might not like, that`s OK.
OP. Each to their own.
Try also the other bikes mentioned here. Good choices.