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A Brutal Ducati Diavel Custom – by MotoCorsa

This Ducati Diavel custom looke like it came straight out of a sci-fi movie!

Here’s an interesting take on the: a radical, post-apocalyptic effort from Arun Sharma, the General Manager of Portland-based Ducati Dealer MotoCorsa. After finding himself with a wrecked Diavel, Arun got his thinking cap on, and decided that the damaged Diavel was worth saving. This is what he came up with, and we’re glad he put the effort in.

We’re not just glad because the Diavel is one of Ducati’s most beloved machines and none should ever be confined to the scrap yard, but because it showcases exactly what can be done with a crash damaged machine, and it proves that no motorcycle is worth giving up on – although that’s easy to say when you’re one of the country’s best …and have the fabrication skills of Illeagle Designs maverick, Jeff Johnson, at your disposal.

After stripping the down and scrapping all of the damaged and broken parts, the naked bike inspired Arun to go for a futuristic feel, something that unleashed the bike’s brutality, but still retaining the Diavel dynamic. The plan was simple: to replace the plastic with aluminum metal work, and opt for a post-apocalyptic vibe.

The first feature of the Diavel to receive the aluminum treatment was the passive aggressive, angular curved, gas tank. It’s easier to look at the picture than describe it – it’s geometric but comes with soft curves – that’s probably the best way to describe it. Jeff created this masterpiece with intricate tessellation that would make your average draftsman weep. He continued the them on the bikes tail section, where you can see the neat triangular pieces that hold the shape together; it’s complimented with similar work on the Diavel’s front cowl, air intakes and on the geometric stitched seat.

The new body work was matched and paired with a whole host of aftermarket parts, to really give the build the “wow” factor. After a thorough read through of the Rizoma catalog, Arun selected new bolt on foot pegs to replace the damaged units, and new brake reservoirs, handlebar clamps and other assorted extras compliment the build. And of course, we’d be fools not to notice the new carbon adorned Termignoni exhaust, and the new Brembo RCS upgrades.

The last things that added include Ducati Performance wheels shod with Pirelli rubber, and an awesome selection of LED lights. Naturally, the real last thing would be the paintwork but MotoCorsa have said that it still needs to be painted, as it’s not quite finished yet. There seems to be something wrong with painting over such magnificent metal work, in my book but it’s not my bike, so who cares about my opinion? If it were up to me, I’d leave it as is – or employ to give it a faux rust finish!


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Joe Appleton
About Joe Appleton

I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…

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