The cruiser segment in India just got interesting with the launch of the XDiavel and XDiavel S
Ducati has just launched another cruiser motorcycle in India, the latest iteration of the Diavel a�?power cruisera�� that was introduced in 2011. The XDiavel is powered by the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1,262cc engine, which churns out a maximum power of 156PS at 9,500rpm. Peak torque of 129Nm is available from a lower 5,000rpm. This part is important because cruiser motorcycles are expected to draw a major chunk of the power and torque in the mid-range. The XDiavel is also the first Ducati to use a final belt drive, as opposed to the usual chain drive. The belt drive is typical of any cruiser motorcycle as it ensures a�?silence, cleanliness, less maintenance and a fluid response when the throttle is twisteda��.
Cup of love
Built on a classic Ducati trellis frame chassis, the XDiavel sports a low, muscular stance. The bike runs Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres. Equipment includes ride-by-wire, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Power Launch, EBD and ABS cornering systems from Bosch. The instrument panel is a TFT screen, which displays information in three modesa��Track, Full and City, in response to the riding modesa��Sport, Touring and Urban. The XDiavel S variant, priced at `18.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), gets additional features like a full LED lighting cluster, Bluetooth connectivity and an infotainment system, while
its lesser variant the XDiavel comes for `15.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)