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Ducati XDiavel: An Italian hot rod bike from Ducati

Ducati XDiavel

The Ducati XDiavel is a really cool looking motorcycle, and comes across as a hot rod motorcycle with an Italian origin that’s made for cruising. What it is in essence, is a cruiser with the heart of a superbike along with mind-numbing performance. This is a bike with a lot of ability if going flat-out is what you wish for. The XDiavel is a bike that is sure to leave a grin on your face the moment you ride one.

Engine

Packed neatly within the frame is a 1262cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 153.80bhp and 128.90Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Ducati XDiavel is BSIV-compliant.

Specifications

Almost everything on the XDiavel is different from its predecessor. And the Diavel will continue to sell alongside. The XDiavel looks sleeker, lighter with lots of machined-finish parts that give it a refreshingly new persona. The radiators are now in the front, with the grey trellis frame visible. The tank is huge but appears slimmer than before. The oval-shaped headlight looks more modern with the DRL above. The twin-bar tail lamp looks very radical too. The massive machined wheel looks gorgeous. And the engine casings get a machined and gloss black finish. Those dual ‘chopped’ exhaust tips add to the overall appeal of the bike too. Options include a rear seat and a backrest. The number plate holder is chunky and is an extension of the swingarm. The instrument cluster includes a 3.5-inch TFT colour screen placed between the handlebar and tank. The telltale lights feature in a display over the handlebar. The switchgear on the left side gets red backlighting in the shape of an X. In terms of dimensions, the XDiavel is 2310mm in length, 755mm in width and 1133mm in height. It uses DVT variable valve timing system, like on the Multistrada 1200. While power remains the same, the torque has increased. The XDiavel is not a bike that enjoys it when the revs hit a low. Low-speed refinement is excellent, making it a very quiet bike. The XDiavel offers Ducati Power Launch – a launch control system that launches the bike without scaring you. You can keep the throttle wide open and release the clutch. Performance is very impressive, and the bike reaches 200kph in no time. At 247kgs, the bike’s weight is manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 160mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1615mm and a seat height of 755mm.

Mileage

The Ducati XDiavel has a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 15kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.

Mechanical Parts

You sit pretty low on the bike, which is apt for a cruiser. The seating position is nice and upright, and the foot pegs are placed in the front while the handlebar tilts a bit towards the end. The slimmer tank fits perfectly between the rider’s thighs. The pillion sits a little higher than the rider and the rear foot pegs are retractable. In the city, the bike is surprisingly light, and the ride is on the firm side but it absorbs bumps without any fuss. The handling is good, thanks to the stiff suspension setup. It requires a certain amount of pressure on the handlebar to turn the bike and lean it over. The bike leans well when cornering, and the brakes offers great performance. It also gets ABS, and this is a bike capable enough to take on a few superbikes. At the front, the bike rides on fully adjustable USD forks, while the rear gets a single shock-absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a tubular steel Trellis frame. The XDiavel runs on 120/70 ZR-17 tyres at the front and 240/45 ZR-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.

Features

The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like an LED headlight and tail light, ABS, traction control, alloy wheels, fully digital instrument cluster, engine kill switch, digital trip meter and a pass light switch.

Colours

The Ducati XDiavel is available in two shades like Dark Stealth and Thrilling Black. Dark Stealth is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.

Brochure

Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.

Prices and Variants

The Ducati XDiavel is available in two variants: XDiavel Standard for ₹ 16.53 lakh and XDiavel S for ₹ 19.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.

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