Log Item: You can file this under Diavel trivia. 272 kilometers per hour or 169 miles per hour is the commonly held top track speed for the Ducati Diavel with a 15 tooth sprocket (geared as mine presently is). I plan to drop it to a 14 tooth front sprocket giving the bike a better low end, because let's face it, I'm not going to drive 169 miles per hour on a motorcycle. I drive the speed limit (+/-). Though how fast you can accelerate to that limit is another thing.
(Auto Blog) Lamborghini unveiled its latest Superveloce in Geneva just a couple of months ago, boasting an upgraded version of its free-revving V12, unburdened by 110 pounds of excess weight and fitted with enhanced equipment. The result of all these improvements is 740 horsepower, 509 pound-feet of torque, a 2.8-second 0-62 time.That's .2/sec slower than the Diavel to 60 mph... but the Lambo has a top speed of 217 mph.
|Lamborghini Aventador - almost as fast to 60 mph as a Diavel|
So to put this in perspective you can go faster in a new Diavel for US$382,000.00 less than the cost of a new Lambo. (not counting insurance cost or vehicle registration) Interesting if you just want your hair blown back a bit.