Ducati has just launched its contender for performance cruiser, the XDiavel in India. They also launched the XDiavelS. (18 Lakh or about Php1.5M). The XDiavelS gets Brembo M50 brakes and in a gloss black finish, while the XDiavel comes in a more menacing matte black paint option.
The Ducati XDiavel has a TFT screen with four different display modes, and for the gadget minded riders, the XDiavelS is equipped with Bluetooth module that lets riders view incoming calls, text messages and music playlists via their smartphone. A very apt option for the social media freak, and of course, for the weary traveller, the much needed traffic app, WAZE.
The XDiavel is powered by Ducati’s 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT engine which is capable of delivering 156 hp and almost 129 Nm of torque that comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. Ducati engineers promises ‘low-speed excitement’ which is due to the fact that the bike can deliver peak torque at as low RPM as 5,000 RPM. A much needed push for stop-and-go traffic use.
Remarkably, the XDiavel is a belt-driven motorcycle, which means that powered is delivered to the rear wheel via a belt and not a chain, like regular Harley Davidsons but is a first for Ducati.
It has three riding modes – Sport, Touring and Urban. In terms of electronics the bike is fitted with Ducati Safety pack (ABS+EBD), the intriguingly Ride by Wire, Traction Control and a ‘Launch Control’ system for those quick 0-100 km/h sprint times and street drag races! Keeping up with high-end cruisers, the bike also has a cruise control, for those long haul trips on the highways.
Source: Manav Sinha | News 18 Auto
Photos: Manav Sinha | News 18 Auto