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Ducati Diavel headlines at London Motorcycle Show

Ducati UK visit this week’s London Motorcycle Show with its mouth watering collection of 2011 models. Heading the collection is undoubtedly the new Diavel making its London show debut shortly before its international launch.
The Diavel with its commanding presence, stunning looks and latest in Ducati technology including ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Riding Modes and a Superbike-derived Testastretta 11° engine will be the main draw for many visitors to the show.


The Diavel leads a range of new and updated models introduced for this model year. These include the 1198SP now with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Ohlins TTX rear suspension, slipper clutch and aluminium fuel tank. The 1198 also benefits from updates; Traction Control, Ducati Data Aanalyser and Quick Shifter are all fitted as standard equipment. The 848 EVO joins this impressive and improved Superbike range, now boasting 140hp and is equipped with Brembo Monobloc calipers and steering damper. The Evo also sees a new additional paint scheme in stunning arctic white livery with contrasting red wheels and red frame.


The 848 Evo will also be on display in race livery to promote the 2011 848 Challenge. This one-make Championship is a support series for The British Superbike Championship, visiting five BSB circuits, one New Era round at Castle Combe and two overseas rounds at Assen and Monza. The Championship has attracted huge interest already with 22 riders confirmed with three months still to go before the first flag drops at Brands Hatch on the 25th April.


The Monster family welcomes the new 1100 Evo along with colour schemes and ergomoic updates to current members of Ducati's naked icon.
The Monster 1100 Evo takes its name from the Desmodue Evoluzione engine, which now delivers a milestone 100hp. The 1100EVO boasts a fully redesigned exhaust system, comfort-enhancing new seat and 20mm bar-riser, Marzocchi front suspension, refined tail-end, bold Corse style graphics and the new Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) consisting of ABS and new 4-level Ducati Traction Control. The Monster 1100 Evo will be available from April and is priced at a stunning £8,995.


The entry level 696 gets new 43mm Marzocchi forks, 20mm higher handlebars and a new rear sub-frame designed to accept the user-friendly passenger grab-rail kit and two new colour schemes of “dark stealth” and “stone white”. The Monster 796 also adopts Marzocchi front suspension.


The full 2011 model range will be on display at the London Excel venue Stand N200 from the 3rd February to the 6th February.


For further information on the latest Ducati news and range visit www.ducatiUK.com and for show information visit:


www.londonmotorcycleshow.com/





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