Any Diavel owners here?

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  1. MRscratch

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    Really want this bike. The Carbon version
    What do you guys think?
    Right now I have a GT 1000
    The seat position is close and the bike has a lot of torque but I'm sure the Diavel is a whole other ball game.
    Thoughts?!
     
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    Killer bike. I fought off the incredibly powerful urge to buy one a few years ago. Whenever I think about buying a street bike again that is the bike I think of.
     
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    I know. God it's amazing. Took it for a test ride and I was blown away. I want it but it's 27 500
     
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    I have a couple of Ducs and have spent time on a Diavel.
    The motor is awesome. Handling on a bike it's shape is awesome. Brakes and suspension for a bike it's style is awesome.
    Only neg I had was you get one... ONE... seating position for your whole ride. It's not a cruiser where you place your ass wherever you want, you are committed.
    If I was "ready" for a bike with forward-ish pegs (ok, less less sportbikey) I would definitely have one in the garage.
     
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    Dude, you really should move to Byron Bay. Warm weather, tons of waves, awesome twisty riding, perfect Ducati country, and a Ducati dealership in on the edge of town, about 5 mins walk from the McTavish factory. The dealership guys take their Diavel to the drags bone-stock and kick serious booty. I have a Hypermotard Evo SP for my twisty needs.
     
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    I just can bond with the looks. It is probably a killer bike. It just looks like a cartoon version of a Harley V-Rod.
     
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    My buddy has one and he loves it... Me not so much. To me the bike is confusing. It's not a great cruiser or tourer. Motor. breaks, suspension are all very good though... I just picked up a 2014 Multistrada S Touring and that is a fantastic motorcycle!!!
     
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    How?? I would love to move to Australia. I am A Journey man Electrician with 28 years experience. I would come over in a heart beat. Just not sure how to go about doing something like that.
     
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    I still love my sport classic GT1000
    It goes like hell and I like the looks but I still want something a bit more sexy
    I'm thinking of an old terblanche 999 or a 1098 which I think are sexy as hell. Diavel would be killer. Just so bloody expensive
     
  11. The Captain

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    I have a mate who is a contract electrician. I'll ask him next time I see him. He has some big projects coming up after a bit of a lull while he got divorced.
    Australia has a special work visa access for "area of need" ( 457 visa, I think). Lots of Canadian and US work migrants these days, especially in trades. Big mining downturn has slowed it up a bit though. A couple of years ago, you would have found a job easy. That gets you here, then you need a base to FIFO from, like where I live. I'm 50km from Byron Bay, close enough to cycle to.
    Holiday wise, catch a flight to Coolangatta and you can practically walk to Snapper Rocks from the airport. Don't google those names unless you want to die a little from envy.

    AS for motorbikes, the 1098 is a nice bike. The 848 version was very popular here, and is a good second-hand buy. YOU pay similar prices to us for bikes it seems, and yes, I passed up the Diavel on cost, but it's a keeper, and buying the RIGHT thing is often cheaper than buying something not quite right. I'm happy on my Tardis.
     
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    That sounds amazing. If I had the opportunity, I would come over for sure.
    Let me know what advice your friend has.
    My buddy just bought an 848. Great bike
     

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