The XDiavel S is one of the most popular motorcycles from Italian brand Ducati. It’s a top-of-the-line power cruiser that fuses the brand’s performance history into a more cruiser-focused ride. It’s unmistakeably Ducati but it also borrows some DNA from heavy-duty muscle cruisers. This fusion is what makes it one of the highlights of the 2021 Ducati line-up.
Like the base model XDiavel Dark, the XDiavel S draws power from Ducati’s Italian-made 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT 1262 engine. It’s a twin-cylinder unit that produces an impressive 160 horsepower and 93.7 lb-ft of peak torque. It’s largely unchanged from last year, though Ducati is touting it as a new model, since the engine did get some tweaks to help it conform to new Euro5 emissions regulations.
In terms of technology, the XDiavel S doesn’t get any upgrades over last year. That’s no bad thing since it still boasts a comprehensive electronics suite, complete with Ducati power launch, cruise control, cornering ABS, and more. Other hardware also carries over from last year, including Brembo monobloc brakes and Pirelli tires.
For 2021, the XDiavel S is available in Thrilling Black with matt black and red trim, complemented with a grey frame and blacked-out wheels.
The 2021 Ducati XDiavel S starts at $24,695 USD / $27,895 CAD.
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Price: $24,695 USD / $27,895 CAD
160 HP Testastretta DVT 1262 engine
Ducati Power Launch Control
Engine: 1,262 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V2 engine
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.