DUCATI XDIAVEL | Ducati‘s authentic Diavel used to be a profitable oddity – a future-cruiser physique with the coronary heart of a superbike. It treated properly and went fast, even if it made my butt go to sleep. But it did not pretty nail that comfy cruiser feel, due to the fact it always, constantly desired to go faster. This year, Ducati is kicking again tools with the XDiavel, unveiled these days at EICMA Milan (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori).
Which makes use of a stroked-out engine to put the torque decrease in the rev range, and offers a real feet-forward cruiser driving position. Whilst pulling all the stupid plastic off the facets for a good deal cleaner, sweeter look.
To all of us else, the Diavel was once Ducati’s cruiser. Not to Ducati, evidently. The Italian corporation unveiled the XDiavel these days at EICMA, calling it the brand’s first cruiser and moving the Diavel to “sport cruiser” status.
DUCATI XDIAVEL OVERVIEW
The XDiavel borrows a lot from the base Diavel, however, it is via no potential the identical bike. The engine has been stroked out to 1262cc from the Diavel’s 1198cc, in search of a broader torque spread. So whilst the ordinary Diavel hits top torque at 8,000 rpm, the XDiavel hits its stride at 5,000 rpm, inserting out ninety-five ft-lb (129 Nm). Peak horsepower is down from 162 (121 kW) to 156 (116 kW).
That has to inform us all we want to recognize the engine. Where the preceding Diavel’s superbike heritage gave it a rev-hungry sense that did not pretty jive with the driving position. The XDiavel goals for an extra comfy trip that’ll nonetheless open up for a ton of top-end horsepower when you choose it to.
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DUCATI XDIAVEL COMPONENTS
The styling appears fantastic, pulling all these naff chunky futuristic factors from the front and aspects of the XDiavel to expose its Monster-effect trellis body and super-flat headlight. The neat tail and twin cut up sprint are comparable to the XDiavel, however, the twin fats shorty pipes do a tons higher job of getting out of the way of that super 240-section rear wheel on its single-sided swingarm – even if you lose the ordinary extraordinarily bent pipes of the XDiavel’s exhaust.
Ducati felt it would not be a cruiser except a belt-drive, so it equipped one of these as an alternative of the chain. Fair enough. It’s additionally obtained an awful lot extra cruisy trip role – well, 60 journey positions to be unique. Due to the fact, there are 4 one of a kind footrest positions, 5 specific seats, and three exclusive handlebars to pick from to swimsuit the appears and ergonomics of every rider.
Either way, it is a tons extra foot-forward, danglies-to-the-wind function than the Diavel, which does begin searching a lot extra like a muscle bike dragster in comparison.
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Cruisy even though it may additionally be, Ducati is eager to factor out it’s going to nevertheless hit a 40-degree lean earlier than its footpegs begin decking out. And passengers get seemed after as well, with a desire of two passenger seats and the alternative to in shape a sissy bar with a backrest on it.
DUCATI XDIAVEL FEATURES
The DUCATI XDiavel receives a full electronics suite to manipulate its full-size overall performance capabilities, with an Inertial Measurement Unit feeding statistics to the traction manipulate and Cornering ABS systems. There’s driving modes and cruise control, and even a launch manipulate machine if you want your pants scared off anytime.
A DUCATI XDIAVEL S model is additionally on the way, distinctive via smooth black paint alternatively of matte, as nicely as a daylight hour going for walks light. DLC-coated forks, larger Brembo M50 brake calipers and machine-finished highlighting on some of the metallic bits. No Ohlins, then? Fair enough, it is a cruiser I suppose.
It may additionally now not have the baked-in enchantment of a Harley or Victory cruiser, however, the DUCATI XDiavel positive is one fine-looking‘ bike. It is obtained the overall performance credentials to wipe the flooring with even the most Screamin’ Eagled-up Fat Boy. Of course, the key overall performance indicator is going to be how it sells in the American market, and that’ll be very fascinating to see!
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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
|Bike Variant||Ducati XDiavel S|
|Braking System||Anti-Lock Braking System|
|Price in India||Ducati XDiavel S is priced at INR 20,15,000 in India(Ex-Showroom)|
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|Engine Description||1262 cc, L-Twin, Liquid Cooling|
|Fuel System||Bosch Fuel Injection System, Full Ride-By-Wire System, Øeq 56 Oval Throttle Bodies|
|Maximum Power||152 HP @ 9500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||126 NM @ 5000 rpm|
|Number of Cylinders||2|
|Emission Standard||Euro 4|
|Valve Clearance Check||30,000km (18,000m)|
|Primary drive||Straight Cut Gears, Ratio 1.84:1|
|Number of Gears||6 Speed|
|Clutch||Slipper and Self-Servo Wet Multiplate Clutch with Hydraulic Control|
|Gear Ratios||1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25|
|Final Drive||Belt, Front Sprocket Z28, Rear Sprocket Z80|
BRAKES & TYRES
|Front Brake||320 mm Twin Semifloating Discs, Radial Brembo Monobloc 4-Piston M4-32 Callipers and Radial Master Cylinder, Bosch Cornering ABS as Standard Equipment|
|Rear Brake||265 mm Disc, 2-Piston Floating Calliper, Bosch Cornering ABS as Standard Equipment|
|ABS||Bosch Cornering ABS|
|Front Tyre||Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tyre||Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 240/45 ZR17|
|Front Wheel||Light alloy, Cast and machined, 3.5"x17"|
|Rear Wheel||Light alloy, Cast and machined, 8.00" x 17"|
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
|Front Suspension||50 mm USD Fork with DLC Treatment|
|Rear Suspension||Single Shock Absorber, Adjustable Preload and Rebound, Remote Reservoir, Single Sided Cast/Trellis Frame Swingarm, Natural Anodized and Brushed Swingarm|
|Frame||Tubular Steel Trellis Frame|
|Exhaust/Muffler||Stainless Steel Exhaust and Muffler with Dual Oval Exits, Catalytic Converter and 2 Lambda Probes|
|Front Wheel Travel||120 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||110 mm|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Seat Height||755 mm|
|Dry Weight||220 kg|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||247 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18 litres|