Originally Posted by Rarebird
Look what's happening to the Ducati Diavel....huge demand so far.
Deliveries won't start until around early April in the USA.
No specific market segment ...an all new Breed !
Interesting, and with a 240 "wide" tire in back and single-sided swingarm too.
I find it interesting they went back to a metal tank after the current run of their stuff in plastic tanks hasn't held up well and many had to be replaced in a year or two. Guess that little lawsuit changed that plastic tank design.
Twice the price of the H-D 1200cc Sportster won't win over many Harley people though so I'd cross them off the sales book. Maybe the V-Rod people though, if the ergonomics are hopefully better than the V-Rod (which sucks, and even my Harley dealer admitted to that!). Odd the Diavel is less than their Streetfighter S too. I wish Harley would put that V-Rod engine into some comfortable sport-touring thing. I might go for that.