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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Moving off

  1. Disengage the clutch by squeezing the clutch lever.
  2. Push down the gear change lever firmly with the tip of your foot to engage first gear.
  3. Raise the engine revs by turning the throttle twistgrip while gradually releasing the clutch lever. The motorcycle will start moving.
  4. Release the clutch lever completely and accelerate.
  5. To shift up, close the throttle to slow down engine, disengage the clutch, lift the gear change lever and let go of clutch lever.

To shift down, proceed as follows: release the twistgrip, pull the clutch control lever, shortly speed up to help gears synchronise, shift down (engage next lower gear) and release the clutch.

The controls should be used correctly and timely: when riding uphill, do not hesitate to shift down as soon as the motorcycle starts to slow down, so you will avoid stressing the engine and the motorcycle abnormally.

Important


Avoid sudden acceleration, as this may lead to misfiring and transmission snatching. The clutch lever should not be held in longer than necessary after a gear is engaged, otherwise friction parts may overheat and wear out.

Warning


Prolonged rearing could deactivate the abs system.

Engine on/off
Warning Before starting the engine, become familiar with the controls you will need to use when riding (page 99). Warning Never start or run the engine indoors. Exhaust gases are toxic and may ...

Braking
Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever before stopping the motorcycle, to avoid sudden engine stop. Abs system Using the bra ...

Other materials:

Throttle twistgrip
Upper clamp Counterweight Screw Handlebar Grips Throttle twistgrip Bush Screw Bush Throttle cables Spare parts catalogue Diavel abs handlebar and controls Diavel carbon abs handlebar and controls Important Bold reference numbers in this section identify parts not sh ...

Tft - parameter setting/display
Warning Any adjustments to the dashboard must only be carried out when the motorcycle is stationary. Never operate the dashboard controls while riding the motorcycle. At the end of the check, the dashboard always displays as the "main" indication the odometer (tot) on the left and the averag ...

Low hands free key (hf) battery level
The activation of this (amber yellow) "warning" indicates that the hands free system has detected that the battery that permits the active key (a) to communicate and turn the vehicle on is almost discharged. Note In this case replace as soon as possible the battery as indicated in sect. 6 - ...

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