The frame is fixed to the engine by the two cylinder heads, much like the cast aluminium rear subframe. The engine is also secured to two forged aluminium plates surrounding the cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm. The Diavel wheelbase has a size of 1,600 mm and, thanks to the nimble chassis and the possibility to reach a maximum cornering angle of 41°, guarantees Ducati level performance on mixed terrain.
The steering head angle is 27°, the front end is 120 mm. Thus the Diavel 1260 setup makes the front end nimble and easy to handle, thus ensuring extreme user friendliness and a remarkable steering angle.