Muscular Performance: The 2021 Ducati XDiavel S

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.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Ducati XDiavel S in one place.

2021 Ducati XDiavel S


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $24,695 USD / $27,895 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 160 HP Testastretta DVT 1262 engine
    • Ducati Power Launch Control
    • Dragster performance

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,262 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V2 engine
  • Power:  160 HP
  • Torque: 92.9 lbs-ft
  • Dry Weight: 487 lbs (221 kg)
  • Seat Height: 29.7 in (755 mm)

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2021 Ducati XDiavel S


2021 Ducati XDiavel S Specifications

From Ducati

ENGINE

Engine 1,262 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V2 engine
Power 160 HP
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13:1
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection system, Øeq 56 mm elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system
Starter Electric
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Belt, front sprocket z28, rear sprocket z80

CHASSIS

Suspension Front
Suspension Rear Preload and rebound adjustable monoshock, remote reservoir, single-sided cast/trellis frame swingarm
Brakes Front 2 x Ø 320 mm semifloating discs, radial mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston M4.32 callipers, PR18/19 radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS.
Brakes Rear Ø 265 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS
Tires Front Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 240/45 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 l (4,75 US gal)
Color Dark Stealth

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Overall Width
Rake 30°
Wheelbase 1,615 mm (63.6 in)
Trail 130 mm (5,12 in)
Seat Height 755 mm (29.7 in)
Dry Weight 223 kg (492 lb)

WARRANTY

Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
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2021 Ducati XDiavel S


2021 Ducati XDiavel S 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.

Ergonomics

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.

Riding pleasure

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.

Engine

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.

Equipment

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.


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