Ducati XDiavel to Launch in India on September 15, 2016
Ducati XDiavel. (Photo Courtesy: Ducati)
What happens when an exotic Italian brand like Ducati, which is known for creating some of the best performance-oriented superbikes, gets down to make a cruiser? The result of this would be a machine that promises the comfort and touring capabilities of a tourer along with the performance that can out almost every motorcycle to shame. This idea is not hypothetical, though, as Ducati has already built a motorcycle that promises all of this, called the XDiavel.
The reason why everyone is talking about the XDiavel is because will soon be launching the XDiavel in India. They recently teased the launch on their twitter handle as well.
— Ducati India (@Ducati_India) September 8, 2016
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. The company 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. Interestingly, 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 cruisers but is a first for Ducati.
Ducati XDiavel from the rear. (Photo Courtesy: Ducati)
It has three riding modes – Sport, Touring and Urban. In terms of electronics the bike is fitted with Ducati Safety pack (ABS+EBD), Ride by Wire, Traction Control and a 'Launch Control' system for those quick 0-100 km/h sprint times. Keeping up with tradition, high-end cruisers, the bike also has a cruise control.
The biggest question surrounding the motorcycle is the pricing, which is expected to be around Rs 16-20 lakhs. As of now, we can only wait for the 'Power Cruiser' to come to India on September 15, 2016. Watch this space for updates.