Ducati enter the world of cruisers for the very first time with its brand new XDiavel. The new XDiavel ensures the “low speed excitement” typical of a Cruiser and the adrenaline rush of sports riding that Ducati has made its own. That’s what the X in XDiavel stands for: the merging of two apparently separate, distant worlds on one bike, a superb combination where both are accomplished without compromise.
5,000, 60, 40, three numbers that sum up the XDiavel concept. 5,000 as in the rpm at which the twin-cylinder engine achieves maximum torque (13.1 kgm). Extremely low revs for a Ducati engine but perfect for a Cruiser. 60, as in the number of different ergonomic configurations for the rider. The XDiavel provides vast scope for personalisation thanks to 4 different footrest positions, 5 different seats and three different handlebars. It’s also possible to fit a comfier passenger seat, even with a small backrest.
Lastly, 40, as in the maximum attainable lean angle. The XDiavel is a Ducati and as such ensures dynamic performance and the thrill of a sports bike, but only when you really want to push it to the limit.
The XDiavel has a unique silhouette. It captures the gaze, frames the full volume of the bike, balances it between the wheels and brings out the beauty of the engine: the new Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262. As the star of the show, the engine has been meticulously designed down to the very last detail.
Extreme in its proportions, the XDiavel has deliberately been designed “element by element”. The frame, short and modern, is immediately recognisable as the classic Ducati Trellis frame. The steel teardrop tank inevitably brings to mind the Cruiser world, but retains the DNA of the Monster and the Diavel. The headlamp, an ultra-modern interpretation of the classic Ducati naked headlight, now features the innovative DRL (Daytime Running Light), giving the bike immediate recognisability. And so on with tailpiece, silencer and seat: all elements that, observed individually, have their own appeal yet, together, produce an extremely harmonic, balanced whole. Just as a host of skilled musicians form an orchestra.
The XDiavel, which will be available also as an S version, features a black-only colour scheme (on the S version the matt black becomes gloss).
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