New Ducati XDiavel Cruiser variants Revealed

Ducatti XDiavel

The Ducati XDiavel is the result of the “contamination between two apparently different universes”…um, okay.

Press releases contain some weird sh!t from time to time but this one announcing the XDiavel Cruiser from Ducati is easily the weirdest I’ve read in ages. Read a little deeper and it’s clear someone ran this through an old version of babelfish.

“XDiavel is a cruiser with Ducati genes; the result of the contamination between two apparently distant universes. The relaxed pace at low speed typical of the Cruiser world and the adrenaline of Ducati’s own sporty riding both find space in this elegant, technological and fun bike”. I get what they mean.

Okay, so there are two new variants in the XDiavel range, the Dark and Black Star. And the entire Diavel range is now running Euro 5 compliant engines which are smidgen gruntier than they used to be (8hp gruntier). And the bike is 2kg lighter.

The XDiavel Dark is proper stealth with its all-black styling, with the mechanicals and more all black now. Love it. The Black Star variant, on the other hand, blends black, grey and flashes of red. And the seat is now finished in a grippy suede-type fabric.

Overseas the Dark and Black Star variants will be available from the end of this month. We’re still waiting to hear when it’ll be available in Australia.

Key Features:

XDiavel Dark

  • Colours: Dark Stealth with Carbon Black frame and matt black wheels
  • Equipment
  • Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 engine
  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by Bosch
  • Bosch-Brembo ABS 9.1MP Cornering braking system
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban)
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • Full-LED front and rear lights
  • Dashboard with TFT display
  • Black anodized side frame plates and radiator covers

XDiavel Black Star

  • Colours: Dedicated Black Star graphics with gloss black frame and wheels
  • Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 engine
  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by Bosch
  • Bosch-Brembo ABS 9.1MP Cornering braking system
  • Brembo M50 front callipers
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Adjustable fork with DLC coating on the fork bodies
  • Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban)
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • Full-LED front and rear lights
  • Front headlight with DRL
  • Dashboard with TFT screen
  • Bluetooth module for infotainment system
  • Seat with dedicated upholstery
  • Forged and anodized side frame plates with visible machining
  • Forged light alloy wheels painted in gloss black
  • Gloss black engine with matt black aluminium belt covers
  • Rear view mirrors in billet aluminium

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