The XDiavel Dark is the latest addition to the 2021 Ducati line-up. This new model replaces the outgoing base XDiavel model and gives it a darker character. Instead of being a normal XDiavel, it’s a blacked-out sport-focused machine designed to prove that cruisers can also deliver impressive performance too. And for those wondering what the difference between the Diavel and XDiavel is, it’s exactly that: the XDiavel is built with performance in mind.
The power train is almost identical to the regular Diavel. It features an Italian-made 1262 cc Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, which produces 160 horsepower and 93.7 lb-ft of peak torque, and the bodywork is also similar, with both bikes enjoying classic Ducati lines and design language. Multiple ride modes, power modes, traction control, adjustable suspension, power launch, electronic cruise control, and cornering ABS are also included.
The XDiavel Dark receives a new exhaust for 2021 too, with a new layout that matches the model’s lines and nature.
For 2021, the XDiavel Dark is available in a dark color scheme, with Dark Stealth coloring, Carbon Black features and matte black wheels.
The 2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark starts at $19,995 USD / $22,295 CAD.
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Price: $19,995 USD / $22,295 CAD
160 HP Testastretta DVT 1262 engine
Ducati Power Launch Control
Engine: 1,262 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V2 engine
2 x Ø 320 mm semifloating discs, radial mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston M4.32 callipers, PR18/19 radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS.
Ø 265 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 240/45 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 l (4,75 US gal)
1,615 mm (63.6 in)
130 mm (5,12 in)
755 mm (29.7 in)
221 kg (487 lb)
24 months unlimited mileage
2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark Features
The Power of Opposites
Ducati renews the XDiavel range by introducing the new version for 2021: the XDiavel Dark.
XDiavel, the Ducati cruiser that combines the best of both worlds, is renewed, still remaining true to its philosophy.
The new XDiavel Dark comes in matte black to further enhance the strengths of the XDiavel. These strengths include the ability to combine exciting performance, sports bike power and refined electronics with the typical cruiser features: a long low and comfortable bike with advanced footpegs and a powerful torque even at low revs, but also top materials and finishes.
The new XDiavel offers a relaxed riding position, characterized by a low seat and advanced footpegs. There are many possible riding position settings and the extensive catalogue of accessories allow all riders to adapt the bike to their riding style and shape.
You can tell it is a Ducati at the first corner: the way it leans, its technical content, its cutting-edge electronic package and high performance guarantee an unforgettable riding experience. The wide handlebar and advanced footpegs of the new XDiavel, on the other hand, offer riding ergonomics that allow a relaxed and comfortable ride at any speed.
For the entire XDiavel 2021 range, the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 twin-cylinder engine has an updated silencer layout, with a new design that further enhances the bike’s lines and new engine calibration. As a result, the XDiavel delivers a maximum power output of 152 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 92.9 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm.
The standard equipment of the XDiavel is extensive and includes: Bosch inertial platform (IMU), ABS Cornering and Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Power Launch, and full-LED lighting system.