Ducati has launched the 2021 XDiavel in India. This will be the sport cruiser's debut in the South Asian country. The launch comes on the heels of the release of another Ducati model in India, the Diavel 1260 sportbike.
The XDiavel is based on the Diavel 1260, albeit with a few key external changes. For India, the Xdiavel comes with a newer, slightly more powerful engine. The new XDiavel features a 1,262cc, L-twin liquid-cooled engine that makes 160 hp, eight more horsepower than our local-spec model. Torque is rated at 127 Nm, roughly the same as the previous model. The XDiavel also gets features like a Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) based cornering traction control system, cornering ABS, and Ducati Power launch.
The Indian version could also get new colors on the Dark and Black Star variants. The Dark variant is the base model with matte black styling. The frame, wheels, and forks all come in black. The top-spec Black Star variant mixes black and matte gray with red accents. The XDiavel Black star also gets suede seats, machined alloy wheels, and high-end Brembo M50 calipers.
It remains to be seen whether Ducati Philippines will bring the same model to our shores, but it only feels like a matter of time until they do so. The Ducati XDiavel is available in the Philippines. The cruiser bike features a 1,262cc Testastretta 11-degree L-Twin, liquid-cooled, Desmodromic Distribution engine, making 152 hp and 126 Nm of torque. The engine connects to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is standard for the XDiavel, while other features include cruise control, different riding modes, a digital gauge, LED headlamp, tail lamp, and indicators. In addition, the XDiavel's safety features include traction control, a slipper clutch, immobilizer, steering damper, and a pass switch. Prices range from P1,490,000 to P1,725,000.