Motorcycle Daily has weighed in with their first impression of the Ducati Diavel. Unlike some other reviews, they seem impressed by the handling–even at low speeds.
But perhaps the best impress in comes from one of the article’s commenters, who quips that it looks like somebody finally made a V-Rod that works.
I’ve decided I need a smaller, funner motorcycle to go along with my big, fun, FJR. I’d like something that’s sporty and fun, but commute-y. I don’t want to spend a lot of money, so I’m thinking about used bikes that I can scour Craig’s List for a good deal on. I’d love a new Ninja 1000, but that’s out financially.
These are the options I’m thinking about.
Yamaha FZ1. Fast and fun, but maybe a bit weak down in the lower end of the rev range, where a lot of my commuting would be.
Bandit 1250S. Gobs of torque, but, sadly, flops like a lead balloon on the top end.
GSX-R1000. Screw it. Just go pure sportbike. But not one with an excessively committed riding position.
Those are my top three choices for a used second bike. Any other suggestions?
UPDATE: I forgot about the Buell 1125R. I wouldn’t mind one of those, either.