Ducati XDiavel cruiser 2016

28th November 2015


1,262cc | Testastretta | 156hp | Review | Specs


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Ducati XDiavel Cruiser for 2016



Ducati has wowed visitors at this year's EICMA Motorcycle Show by revealing its new XDiavel cruiser. Powered by the 1,262cc twin-cylinder Testastretta engine (with up-to-the-minute variable valve timing), this new belt-driven addition to Ducati's increasingly compelling range of thoroughbred hardware is aimed squarely at the macho cruising scene currently populated by the likes of Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki & Co.


Ducati XDiavel engine

We're hearing that 156hp and 96lbs-ft of torque will be available along with 5 seats, 4 footpeg positions, and 3 handlebar choices. Italians are famed for healthy appetites, and Ducati is currently stuffing its face for all its worth.


But it will be interesting to see how VW's current emissions-fiddling woes impacts upon motorcycle development over the next year or two. The VW Group is the ultimate owner of Ducati via an Audi-Lamborghini tie-up.


Riding the Ducati XDiavel -2016 model




Engine: Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 (Desmodromic Variable Timing), L-Twin, 4 desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, dual spark, liquid cooled
Capacity: 1262cc
Bore and stroke: 106mm x 71.5mm
Compression ratio: 13:1
Power: 156 hp (114.7 kW) @ 9500rpm
Torque: 95lb-ft (128.9 Nm) @ 5000rpm
Fuel injection: Bosch fuel injection system with ride-by-wire system
Exhaust: Stainless steel exhaust and muffler with dual oval exits, Catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Gearbox: 6-speed
Primary drive: Straight cut gears
Final drive: Belt
Clutch: Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front suspension: Adjustable 50 mm USD fork
Front wheel: Light alloy, cast and machined, 3.5-inch x 17-inch
Front tyre: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II, 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension: Single shock absorber, adjustable preload and rebound, remote reservoir. Single sided swinging arm, cast/trellis frame
Rear wheel: Light alloy, cast, 8-inch x 17-inch
Rear tyre: Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 240/45 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear): 120 mm/110 mm (4.72-inches/4.33-inches)
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm (12.60 in) semi-floating discs, Radial Brembo monobloc 4-piston M4-32 callipers and radial master cylinder. Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake: 265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper. Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation: 3.5" TFT colour display and dedicated warning light
Dry weight: 485 lb (220kg)
Wet weight (kerb): 545lb (247kg)
Wet weight (no fuel): 518 lb (235 kg)
Seat height: 755mm (29.72 in)


Take a closer look at the Ducati XDiavel.



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