The more exclusive Ducati XDiavel is on its way. The launch has been confirmed for this month and we suspect that the Italian motorcycle maker is bringing the XDiavel in the Black Star variant.
Ducati India has dropped a new teaser for its upcoming XDiavel. The Italian motorcycle maker recently launched the Ducati Diavel 1260 and the ‘X’ in its denotes a higher variant in the hierarchy.
The Ducati XDiavel is available in three variants – S, Black Star and the Dark – in the international market. Going by the teaser image, ‘a star is born’, it is most likely the XDiavel Black Star that will make its India debut this month.
The overall design of the XDiavel will continue to be the same as the Diavel 1260, but the styling elements and details differ from the standard model. The XDiavel Black Star features a dual-tone paint scheme with red accents. The seat too gets highlighted stitching to add some exclusivity. Speaking of the seat, the XDiavel has a lower seat height of 755mm – 25mm lower – than the standard Diavel 1260. The engine frame gets a subtle gloss black paint finish as well.
The engine is the same 1,262cc Testastretta DVT V-Twin motor that will be mated to a six-speed transmission. Internationally, the motorcycle produces 158bhp and 127Nm of torque. The electronic package includes an IMU-based Cornering ABS, Traction Control, Wheelie Control, a full-LED lighting system, Power Launch, Cruise Control, Riding Modes, and Power Modes.
The Ducati Diavel 1260 was launched at Rs 18.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and the Diavel 1260 S demands Rs 21.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The XDiavel is likely to get a price tag close to the Rs 23 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.