Part objet d'art, part sport bike, the Ducati Diavel ($17,000 and up) is the latest beauty from the Italian cycle maker. Weighing in at just 456 lbs., the Diavel offers a 162 horsepower Ducati Testastretta 11° engine, custom 14-spoke, 17-inch wheels, Brembo anti-lock brakes, a ride-by-wire throttle system, traction control, keyless ignition, LED lighting, and LCD and TFT instrumentation displays. Also available in a Diavel Carbon model, which uses carbon fiber bodywork and forged wheels to drop the weight another 7 lbs. — as if it needs it. [Thanks, Caz]
Based on the company's best-selling middleweight superbike ever, the Ducati 848 EVO ($13,000) improves upon its stablemate with a specially tuned Testastretta Evoluzione engine pumping out 140 horses, Brembo Monobloc brake calipers, improved chassis and braking systems, a cross-mounted steering damper for added control, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, and a curb weight of only 369 pounds. Available in traditional Ducati Red or the amazingly stealth "Dark" edition.
Have a hankering for Brammo's Enertia Electric Motorcycle but can't deal with the weak 50mph top speed? That's not a problem with the new Brammo Empulse ($10,000 and up). This electric sport bike will be available in three models — the 60 mile ranged 6.0, 80 mile 8.0, and 100 mile 10.0 — all of which can hit 100mph, or fast enough to let you take the bike off the sideroads and onto the freeway. [Thanks, Robert]