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2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera

Ducati Does It Cruiser Style

Fancy yourself a 2022 Ducati Diavel, but want some extra cruiser “X-Factor”? The XDiavel might be the perfect bike for you. By taking the pre-existing 2022 Diavel and slapping on a few identity-altering components onto it; Ducati has created the opportunity for something with even higher prestige to fit into their 2022 model lineup.

Although the Diavel and XDiavel look very similar from afar, the details come into focus when you get closer to the XDiavel. The XDiavel is Ducati’s closest motorcycle model resembling a cruiser motorcycle. Unlike the Diavel, the XDiavel has forward foot controls which gives the rider a much more ‘cruiser-like’ seating position.

Through dialing back the aggression on the standard Diavel, the XDiavel has a much more cleaned-up tail section and smaller pillion seat. The footpegs have three adjustable settings depending on rider height, and there are handlebar options to further the cruiser-style seating position. It also comes in some exclusive trim options available for 2022.

The XDiavel delivers its power through a 1262cc Testastretta DVT twin-cylinder engine which allows the bike to throw down an impressive 152 horsepower and 92 lb-ft of torque through the massive 8″ x 17” rear tire; meaning it’s great for the drag strip.

Ride-by-Wire throttle control allows for riding modes, and Ducati’s Traction Control and ABS Conering Bosch systems are also present on the bike.

The 2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera starts at $20,895 USD / $23,495 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera in one place.

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $20,895 USD / $23,495 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Standard ABS
    • Testastretta DVT 1262 twin-cylinder engine
    • More cruiser-style components when compared to the standard Diavel 1260
    • Long wheelbase

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1262cc 90° V-twin
  • Power: 152 BHP
  • Torque: 93 lbs-ft at the crank
  • Wet Weight: 544 lbs (247 kg)
  • Seat Height: 29.7 inches (755 mm) at lowest point

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera Specifications

From Ducati


Engine 1262cc, Testastretta DVT 1262, V2 – 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic Variable Timing, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Power 160 HP
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Fuel Injection 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
Torque 13.0 kgm (127 Nm, 93.7 lb ft) @ 5,000 rpm*


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


Suspension Front Adjustable Ø 50 mm usd fork with DLC treatment
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 M50 callipers, PR16/19 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 (4.8 US gal)
Color Black on Black livery with 5 saddle colors available


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Max Length
Max Width
Max height
Wheelbase 1,615 mm (63.6 in)
Rake 30°
Trail 130 mm (5.1 in)
Seat Height 755 mm (29.7 in)
Dry Weight 221 kg (487 lb)


Warranty 24 months, Unlimited mileage

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera Features

Numbered and limited edition

The XDiavel Nera will be produced in a limited-edition numbered series of 500 units. The serial number is engraved on a dedicated plate on the trellis frame.

Saddled by hand

The most recognizable part of the XDiavel Nera is the special seat made of Pelle Frau®: a soft natural leather saddled by hand, the result of years of research by Poltrona Frau. It is available in 5 different colours (Siam, Steel Blue, Cemento, India and Selva) and is customized with a series of “X” engraved through a sophisticated laser process, which recall the name of the bike.

Techno-cruiser Soul

XDiavel Nera expresses the power of opposites, combining the relaxed pace typical of the cruiser world with the sporty ride and thrilling performance of Ducati. The twin-cylinder Testastretta DVT 1262 is the beating heart of XDiavel. The chassis, suspension, braking system and electronic equipment guarantee comfort, safety and high-level performance at the same time.

Unique and unmistakeable

Each saddle, handmade in natural Pelle Frau® leather, is a unique piece, it is available in 5 different colors directly from the Poltrona Frau palette. Accompanying all this are added a wider comfort saddle and a backrest, also in Pelle Frau® leather, suitable for travelling in two without sacrificing style.

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera Photos

2022 Ducati XDiavel Dark / S / Nera Videos

Ducati World Première 2022 Episode 7 | XDiavel Nera

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