Ducati enters the cruiser world and does so in its very own italian way the ‘xdiavel’ boasts the design, technical content and performance that is typical of their motorcycles. Catering to ‘low speed excitement’, the next-generation model is for relaxed riding typical of the cruiser world, while still having the adrenaline of sports riding. In the initial sketches, ducati designers in california envisioned the ‘xdiavel’ to be long, low, and muscular with modern shapes and technologically cutting edge components.
The new ‘testastretta’ engine has an increased displacement, combined with the use of a desmodromic variable timing system (a dual-geared transmission setup), that allows for full, fluid torque distribution even at low speeds while ensuring sports performance at full throttle. The ‘xdiavel’ is the first ducati to use a final belt drive. It’s been added in order to guarantee reliable and safe power transmission, with added silence, cleanliness and less maintenance as added benefits. The XDiavel is the first Ducati to use belt-type final transmission. A must within the Cruiser world, this system has been developed for the XDiavel by Ducati engineers to ensure reliable, secure transmission of the power provided by the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262. Belt drive offers the advantages of more silent running, cleanliness, reduced maintenance and the fluid throttle response one wants from a Cruiser.
To obtain that performance Ducati engineers pushed the Testastretta engine through its ultimate development phase to create the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262. Increased engine displacement, together with the DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) system, results in delivery of full yet fluid torque at low revs, but ensures sports bike performance when the throttle is twisted wide open. Moreover, the design work on the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 has been meticulous: for example, relocation of the water pump inside the intra-cylinder V means the cooling system pipes are no longer visible on the left.
Technology comes together with a full range of electronics added to the motorcycle that riders come to expect; ABS, traction control, riding modes, cruise control, with new additions like a TFT dashboard, electric locks with red back-lit keys and full LED optical headlights. The tailor-made edition is on display at EICMA 2015 and is a sample of what ducati defines as a cruiser. A level of performance and technical content situated exactly for riding versatility and unique experiences. Design and technology merge again on the Full LED light assemblies, which play a key role in the styling of the XDiavel. No revelations on the cost has been made, but hoping to hear soon from Ducati.
Ducati enters in to the cruiser class with xdiavel motorcycle, it includes a V-twin engine.
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