2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon Modded Up!

about 2 years ago
2011 Ducati Diavel Carbon Modded Up!
HP Power
Red Comet
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Bay Area Riders Forum
Redwood City

Some of you have seen this in person or maybe you saw me posing up at Alice's, but it's time to let someone else enjoy the splendor that is this Diavel Carbon.
I have this on CL for $18K (flake fees) and eBay for $16K (eBay fees), but BARFers get the discounted price of a cool $15K for everything and BARF will get 1% of that.
If you have more credit than cash (like me :-P) consider the eBay option.
I'm not in a hurry to sell and still enjoy riding it, but I'm riding it less since it is up for sale.
It currently has 10,639 miles and I'll up date this posting periodically as the mileage goes up.
Here's the sales spiel...
I purchased this from the original owner on eBay in July of 2012 who took excellent care of it and had made some nice appearance upgrades to it before he sold it to me when he was looking to get the new (at the time) 1199 Panigale Tricolore.
Since I have owned it I have added a few more farkels focused more on improving its performance and was successful in smoothing its notorious low RPM quirkiness using an O2 manipulator (listed below). The suspension was set for my (~225#) by Jim at Catalyst Reaction (since he's only a couple miles from my house).
In addition to the list of extras (see below) on the bike, I also have a bin of spares and stock items that I will provide to the new owner free of charge (also see below).
I won't lie and say I babied the bike and only rode it to church on Sundays, but I *never* abused this beauty. I rode it as it was intended, to go quick and have fun, but no hooligan antics. It has never been dropped andI wanted to set this up proper for the next happy owner the way I would want to receive it, so I replaced the spark plugs (at 10,225 miles), itcurrently has brand new tires (mounted/balanced for me by Geno and installed at 10,548 miles) as well as freshly changed oil (changed at 10,593 miles).
This is one of the best motorcycles I've ever owned and there is a reason it remains basically the same bike even through 2015 (except for the headlight and appearance modifications). In case you were curious, I am selling it because I use it to commute to work in SF from time to time where the wider bars make splitting lanes a bit more tricky on the narrow streets than on my other sportbikes, so I am looking at something more slender. The wide bars aren't the best for splitting lanes in the city, but it does make it easy to dance the bike around at low speeds or when the traffic isn't that dense. It is surprisingly nimble especially the way your feet are set right under you and the bars position your body for sitting upright, which also make long rides easy as Pi. It hasgobsof power when you want it, launches from a stop like a rocket ship and sounds fantastic. I always receive compliments from anyone and everyone on its looks and its sound. It is the focus of attention at every place I park even around other high-end motorcycles, so you will also find that it is great for meeting new people!
I have kept a record of services and major alterations since I've had it and only had one occasion where I had to take it in to Nichol's in Milpitas for leaking coolant (at 9,270 miles). It seems that the first year of these bikes they used steel core plugs in the cylinder heads and electrolysis ate away at the plugs creating a slow leak. They replaced all the steel plugs with brass and flushed the coolant system. This is the only service issue I've had with the bike and it is not due for its first valve check until 15,000 miles.
Important note! I currently have this set up for reverse (GP) shift - 1-up/5-down.If you are not familiar or comfortable with this shifting style let me know and I will return it to the stock (1-down/5-up) configuration and include the parts for you to change it to reverse shift later if you wish. FWIW, after changing my other bikes for track use I found using the reverse shift method to be very intuitive, easy to learn and more practical than the standard method, so I modified all my bikes.
If you are looking at this ad you probably know what this bike is about; the bike comes standard with three different electronic riding modes (Sport/Touring/Rain), ABS and adjustable traction control, but just to be complete here is a quick summary of the Diavel:
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, desmodromic DOHC, transverse 90-degree L-twin, 4 valves per cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 106.0 x 67.9mm
Displacement: 1,198cc
Horsepower: 162hp
Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated wet slipper clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Wheelbase: 62.6 in.
Rake/Trail: 28 degrees/5.1 in.
Seat Height: 30.3 in.
Claimed Dry Weight: 456 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gals.
Average mpg: About 31 to 34 MPG the way I ride it on the current PCV map - MPG can be better than this if desired.
Summary of installed extras (in no particular order):Remus exhaust (no catalytic converter or stock exhaust).
Power Commander V-USB (currently using a Remus map - crazy good!).
Hammerhead folding-toe shift lever.
Aftermarket 'shorty' adjustable folding clutch and brake levers.
Battery Tender hook-up (behind front wheel above battery).
CNC Racing front fork sliders.
Garmin Nuvi GPS (included!) with permanently wired mini-USB power connector (GPS can be easily removed when parked).
GoPro mount (GoPro and case are NOT included).
Rizoma grips.
Rizoma mirrors (Black - not pictured, but they take the place of the stock mirrors).
Aftermarket folding bar-end mirrors.
Ventura L-bracket luggage rails and grab handle (Ventura pack not included).
Vizi-Tec Exhaust Servo Eliminator (exhaust servo mechanism removed).
K&N Performance Air Filter.
Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator.
Shift-Tech Carbon:O2 Manipulator / ECU Open Loop Activator
Chain Guard - Gloss
Exhaust Ceramic Coating (Black)
Carbon Fiber Quick Release Gas Cap
Carbon Fiber 75mm Reverse Shift Rod
Ducati Performance parts:Seat.
Clutch, front and rear brake reservoir covers.
Engine protector/cover.
Front sprocket cover.
Frame plugs.
Smoke windscreen with added standoffs to lift it and protect the GPS and GPS mount.
Protective tank pad.
Stock/Extra Items Included:Ducati transponder/switchblade "key".
Stock seat.
Stock clutch and brake levers.
Stock keyed gas cap.
Stock carbon fiber seat cover for the passenger/pillion position.
Stock air filter.
Stock shift lever and linkage.
Exhaust servo mechanism (should just be thrown away, but I tend to keep everything).
Factory Ducati bike cover.
Factory Diavel service manual on CD-ROM (In English).
Printed owners manual in 3-ring binder.
Under-seat tools.
I have the clean California title in hand and ready to transfer to the new owner for a drama-free experience. I've bought and sold a couple motorcycles on BARF, so please check my history if you would like.
Please post up or PM me with any questions and I'll answer them as quickly as I can.
Thanks for looking guys and ride safe!