The Ducati XDiavel will be launched in India in the coming days, and we suspect, Ducati India will offer the hyper cruiser with the Black Star and the Dark variants.
Ducati India on its social network handles has confirmed that the 2021 XDiavel will be launched on August 12, 2021. From the teaser images and subtle keyword hints such as ‘a star is born’ and ‘Dark side’, we reckon that the brand will introduce the 2021 XDiavel in two variants – Black Star and Dark. In the company’s portfolio, the XDiavel will be positioned above the standard Diavel 1260 that was launched in India back in June.
The Black Star variant of the Ducati XDiavel gets a gloss black paint finish with a dual-tone colour combination. Overall the Black Star gets a black and grey colour scheme with red accents on the fuel tank.
The Dark variant gets a matte paint job with black treatment on the chassis as well. Other body panels and components sport the matte black paint finish as well.
The XDiavel is largely based on the standard Diavel 1260 but the key difference are the styling highlights and rider seat height. The XDiavel offers a seat height of 755mm that is 25mm lower than the standard Diavel 1260.
The Ducati XDiavel gets the 1,262cc Testastretta DVT V-Twin motor, the same as the standard Diavel 1260. The power is rated at 158bhp and 127Nm that is forwarded via a six-speed gearbox. The electronics include IMU-based Cornering ABS, Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Launch Control, Cruise Control, Riding Modes, and Power Modes.
The price for the two variants of the 2021 Ducati XDiavel is expected in the Rs 22-23 lakh bracket, which is slightly higher than its direct rival the Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black and the Rocket 3 R Black.