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The cleanly milled ribs of the valve train covers are optically continued in the massive cast wheels.

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Cruising or racing, the drive of the Ducati XDiavel can do both.

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Ultimately, however, the V2 is well educated with its variable valve control, hangs cleanly on the gas across the entire speed range and exudes sovereignty.

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And that with a cruiser!

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The brushed aluminum swing arm corresponds to the filigree panels of the water cooler.

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Taste or not, the Ducati cruiser looks razor-sharp.

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To cruiser? From Ducati? Correctly.

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After the muscle bike Diavel and the retro concept Scrambler, the Italians are now attacking the next segment with the Ducati XDiavel.

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The 156 hp engine comes from the Multistrada.

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The Duc developers gave the Ducati XDiavel three driving modes, cornering ABS and traction control. So the full electronics package.

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Debut: Cruiser concept and toothed belt drive celebrate their premiere at Ducati in the XDiavel. The rubber band noticeably dampens the load change impact.

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More performance and smoother running: rotatable hydraulic units controlled by oil pressure enable variable timing of the Desmo valve train.

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If you are not careful, the front wheel will tear up after turning in the first two gears.

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Ducati XDiavel.

Ducati XDiavel in the PS driving report

Ducati’s first cruiser

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Long, strong, black. No cigarillos, no coffee and yet from Italy. With the Ducati XDiavel, Ducati ventures into the cruiser segment for the first time.

The sparkling clean milled ribs of the valve train covers are optically continued in the massive cast wheels, the brushed aluminum swing arm corresponds to the filigree covers of the water cooler, the 240 mm cylinder in the rear mesmerizes the view. Taste or not, the Ducati cruiser looks razor-sharp. To cruiser? From Ducati? Correctly. After the Diavel muscle bike and the retro Scrambler concept, the Italians are attacking with the D.ucati XDiavel now the next segment.

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Ducati XDiavel in the PS driving report
Ducati’s first cruiser

XDiavel finds the genetic material from Bologna. The 156 hp engine comes from the Multistrada. With a stroke that is 1.6 millimeters longer and thus increased displacement to 1262 cm³, it should climb to its 129 Nm high torque plateau at 5000 rpm. In terms of chassis, the new one adopts the concept of the Monster family. The short tubular space frame is bolted to the cylinder heads, the swing arm and strut are supported on an aluminum bridge that is also attached to the engine housing.

If you are not careful, the front wheel will be pulled up

Despite Euro 4, the Vau-Zwo thunders away with bass and sonority. How was it? Cruiser. Low seat, high handlebars, legs stretched forward. Often looks relaxed – and rarely is. But the men from Emilia Romagna did not overdo it. It sits well balanced, the biceps have a break. Yet. Because the engine of the Ducati XDiavel is up to 3000 rpm just like the house and if it still stumbles awkwardly up the speed ladder, then things get going. If you are not careful, the front wheel will tear up after turning in the first two gears. And that with a cruiser!

But don’t worry. Firstly, because the Duc developers gave the XDiavel the full electronics package with three driving modes, cornering ABS and traction control. And second, because the V2 with its variable valve control is ultimately well educated, hangs cleanly on the gas across the entire rev range and exudes sovereignty. Cruising or racing, the drive of the Ducati XDiavel can do both.

Not exactly a bargain

This also applies to the chassis of the Ducati XDiavel – despite the 1615 millimeter long wheelbase, 60 degrees flat steering angle and the imposing 240 mm roller on the rear wheel. It is amazing how effortlessly the machine turns into corners and keeps neatly on track. The macho slipper pulls on the line only when it is upset. Class: the timing belt. The carbon-reinforced rubber band swallows the load change shock at the curve apex almost completely.

And perhaps also comforts a little over the somewhat difficult to pull clutch or the tightly tuned Sachs shock absorber of the Ducati XDiavel – and the price. Because at 19,890 euros for the basic version and 22,890 euros for the S version, which is optically pimped and technically upgraded with a higher quality brake caliper and DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) -coated standpipes of the Marzocchi fork, a big bag of coal wanders over the counter. But let’s be honest: Doesn’t it look razor-sharp, Ducati’s first cruiser?

Technical data Ducati XDiavel


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The Duc developers gave the Ducati XDiavel three driving modes, cornering ABS and traction control. So the full electronics package.

Ducati XDiavel

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Two-cylinder 90-degree V-engine, four valves / cylinder, 115 kW (156 PS) at 9500 / min, 129 Nm at 5000 / min, 1262 cm3, bore / stroke: 106.0 / 71.5 mm, compression: 13: 1 , ignition / injection system, 56 mm throttle valves, mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath anti-hopping clutch, six-speed gearbox, toothed belt

landing gear

Trellis frame, steering head angle: 60 degrees, caster: 130 mm, wheelbase: 1615 mm, Ø inner fork tube: 50 mm, spring travel v./h .: 120/120 mm

Wheels and brakes

Light alloy cast wheels, 3.50 x 17 / 8.00 x 17, front tires: 120/70 ZR 17 /, rear: 240/45 ZR 17, 320 mm double disc brake with four-piston fixed calipers at the front, 265 mm single disc with two-piston fixed caliper rear, ABS

Weight

(full tank) 247 kg, tank capacity: 18.0 liters super

Base price

19,890 euros (S version: 22,890 euros) (plus ancillary costs)

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