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Running with the devil on board the 2016 Ducati XDiavel




A self-portrait of cartoonist Dan Carino during his test ride of the 2016 Ducati XDiavel for The Ride's Everybody's A Critic.
A self-portrait of cartoonist Dan Carino during his test ride of the 2016 Ducati XDiavel for The Ride's Everybody's A Critic.

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We like to run a segment on The Ride called Everybody's A Critic, where we let regular people test brand-new vehicles and give us their non-expert opinion. Dan Carino, a long-time motorcyclist and Ducati fan, was our guinea pig to test the new 2016 Ducati XDiavel.

Ducati, which is Italian, and its XDiavel, which is Italian for satan, is the latest model to join the motorcycle maker's muscle bike family. Powered with a 1262 cc Testastretta L-twin, it's a powerhouse of a bike that inspires a person to ride as if he's fleeing the gates of hell.

“It’s revelatory,” Carino said.