Here’s your chance to own the Ducati Diavel drag bike ridden at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past August by former AMA and World Superbike Champion and MotoGP race-winner Ben Spies. Not just the bodywork, as originally announced, but the entire custom motorcycle.
Built by Advanced Motorsports Ducati Dallas, this one-off machine is more than 40 pounds lighter than stock, sits several inches lower and, using 1098 R engine internals—crankshaft, titanium connecting rods, high-compression pistons and machined-to-fit cylinder heads with Ti valves and longer-duration, higher-lift cams—produces 170 horsepower at the rear tire, a 25-hp gain over stock.
In testing prior to the event at The Speedway, the modified Diavel consistently ran 9.70s in the quarter-mile. “I’m confident this is a 9.50-second motorcycle,” AMS owner Jeff Nash said.
Ben Spies tests a Ducati Diavel drag bike
Spies helped create the Diavel’s red, white and blue, Texas-themed paint scheme, complete with his trademarked logos, sprayed by Paul Dalton of Café Classics in Grand Prairie. Rizoma supplied the carbon-fiber headlight fairing, machined aluminum handlebars and grips, bar-end-caps, brake and clutch levers, gas cap, clutch, master-cylinder and waterpump covers, axle protection, and EVO foot controls.
Spies made several passes along the back straightaway of IMS’s famous 2.5-mile oval. “That was pretty fun,” he said after the third run. “The thing is super fast. Once the tire got hot, I could really launch the thing. The front came up like four inches, but the bike just drove straight. Jeff did a good job setting it up.”
Nash has invested $33,000 in the Diavel. All proceeds from the sale of the bike above that figure will go directly to Stanton, a longtime friend of Spies and his crew chief, Tom Houseworth. To learn more about Stanton’s injury and his inspiring recovery, go to www.stanton53support.com.
Interested parties please contact Jeff Nash at AMS Ducati Dallas by phone at 214/466-6540 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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