Ducati has always been known for making ridiculously fast and powerful superbikes. That’s why they’re known as the “Ferrari of motorcycles”, but now they wanted to try something different. Ducati XDiavel has a body of a cruiser and the soul of a superbike. It packs a powerful 1262cc engine that can produce up to 156 horsepower.
XDiavel is not the first cruiser made by Ducati. It’s basically an upgrade of the original Ducati Diavel cruiser that had a slightly less powerful, 1198cc engine. XDiavel was revealed at the 2015 EICMA motorcycle expo, where it displayed its classy Italian cruiser body. The maximum torque that this bike produces is 95 lb-ft at 5,000 RPM, which is definitely an improvement since the older version produced 96 lb-ft at 8,000 RPM.
Ducati created a more comfortable cruiser for a relaxing and enjoyable low-speed ride that can also provide you with some high speeds if need be. Even though it has a cruiser look, this bike can achieve a respectable 40-degree lean. When it comes to dimensions, this motorcycle has a 63,58-inch (1615 mm) wheelbase and it weighs 247 kg without accessories. The seat is 29,72 inches (755 mm) high.
You can choose between five different seats, three different handlebars and four different footrest positions in order to customize the Ducati XDiavel however you like. This bike is equipped with a lot of riding modes that include cruise control and a launch control system. It has a fuel tank that can carry up to 18 l (4,75 gallons) of fuel. Regarding the suspension, XDiavel has an adjustable Ø 50 mm (Ø 1,97 in) USD fork at the front end and a single shock absorber, adjustable preload, rebound and a single-sided swingarm at the rear end.
This matte colored “sport-cruiser” is definitely an interesting concept that will provide you with Italian class combined with a powerful sporty engine. There is no pricing information just yet, but it’s safe to say that this intriguing combination will make Ducati XDiavel one of the most recognizable cruisers on the market. (via)
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