While the Diavel focuses more on a high-performance muscle bike, there is a calmer version based on the same platform that has a more cruiser-centric approach, the XDiavel. The X in the name stands for the combination of ‚Äúlow-speed excitement, typical of a cruiser and the adrenaline rush of sports riding,‚ÄĚ states Ducati. Ducati unveiled the XDiavel at the 2015 EICMA show in Milan. Both the machines get distinct styling bits that give them a unique character.
Mechanically, there is also difference as the XDiavel gets a larger 1,262cc twin-cylinder Testastretta engine with belt-drive (Ducati‚Äôs first). The Ducati XDiavel enters Indian shores by the end of this year and is expected to be priced between Rs 16-20 lakh.
The Ducati XDiavel is powered by a liquid-cooled 1,262cc twin-cylinder Testastretta motor that is 64cc more than that of the regular model. The larger displacement has been achieved with a longer stroke of 71.5mm instead of 67.9mm. This motor is paired to a 6-speed transmission. This motor gets variable valve timing (Desmodromic Variable Timing) and makes 156PS of power at 9,500 rpm and generates 128.9Nm of torque at a mere 5,000rpm. Compare these numbers with that of the Diavel‚Äôs 162PS at 9,250rpm and 130Nm at 8,000rpm and you realise that this motor has been tuned not to have as frantic response as that of the Diavel. Read our detailed preview of the Ducati XDiavel.