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2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon vs Mt. Shasta Photo Gallery

We tackle the roads surrounding the 14,179 foot tall Mt. Shasta onboard the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon as we test the long-range capabilities of Ducati's vaunted cruiser.

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We love that Ducati ripped the engine off its superbike and stuffed it in a cruiser. The 1198 Testastretta has power and character.
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Let it rip! Ducati calls the Diavel a cruiser. Yeh, right, if you call bombin' along at 100 mph cruisin'!
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Mt. Shasta looms in the distance, a 14,179 stratovolcano in Northern California. Sounds like a great place to test the road handling capabilities of the Ducati Diavel Carbon.
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I hate a bike that's smarter than me! The Ducati Diavel Carbon has an ECU regulating its traction control system, riding modes, ABS and engine diagnostics.
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A bike with a 240mm rear tire shouldn't handle this good, but the Diavel does! Bravo, Ducati, for pulling off a feat nobody else has.
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Dunsmuir, CA, has a history steeped in the railroad trade. A big red caboose was a great backdrop for the Diavel Carbon in Ducati red.
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Huge dual 320mm semi-floating discs with radially mounted Brembo calipers do a bang-up job reining in the Diavel.
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We felt like a rustler on the Ducati Diavel rolling through the old mining town of Yreka with its quaint Western historic downtown district.
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The 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon was able to handle any type of road the mountain threw at it, but in the end, Shasta was still king.
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Fire it up and enjoy the raspy rumble coming out of the 2-1-2 cannon-style exhausts of the Ducati Diavel.
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Train robbers would have been hell if they had the Ducati Diavel Carbon at their disposal back in the day.
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A Southern Pacific Lines caboose at Railroad Park Resort provided a perfect backdrop for the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon.
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We were ready to explore some fire roads around Shasta - until the road got way too steep and the road turned to a fine powder!
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The Railroad Park Resort, with railroad cars for hotel rooms, is one of the funnest boutique hotels around. Its view of the Castle Crags isn't bad either.
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King of the mountain! We easily conquered the Siskiyou Mtn. Summit, but Shasta is another beast altogether.
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Beauty abounds in the Mt. Shasta area, like the granite spires of Castle Crags.
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Dunsmuir stakes its claim as 'Home to the Best Water on Earth.' We enjoyed cruising around its quaint downtown area on the Ducati Diavel Carbon.
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The 'Grey Goose' used to make daily runs over to Montague but the rail car is merely a grey ghost today. The Ducati Diavel Carbon would gladly serve as its new engine!
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We set out for a road trip on the Ducati Diavel Carbon to see how it stacked up as a touring motorcycle.
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The Yreka train station looks the same today as it did 75 years ago, minus the bustle.
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We made it! Crossing into California on the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon.
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Yreka, CA, was a mining community that sprung up during the California Gold Rush. Riding the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon was a golden experience