The company Ducati was noticed at the annual Motor Bike Expo in Verona with a very special demonstration of the concept, which they called a “show-stopper”: Ducati draXter which is a look of race engineer at the novelty in the model range of the company, Ducati XDiavel.
The bike was rolled out on the podium on January 23, it was the main exhibit at the booth. “This concept is an interpretation of the XDiavel ideas from the point of view of sports. The project was developed in the Department of style decisions of Ducati Design Center in Borgo Panigale, which is looking for design solutions to the company’s future products,” – a press release sais.
Ducati XDiavel appeared in the model range of the company in 2016, it was introduced at the annual Milan Moto show EICMA-2015, the world’s largest motorcycle show. In terms of technologies and solutions embodied in it, XDiavel is a sports custom made in the power-cruiser format. In other words, a kind of response of Ducati to the Harley-Davidson V-Rod, only much, much more powerful and technological.
Heart of the motorcycle is the latest generation of the most powerful and voluminous engines Testastretta 1262 with two spark plugs per cylinder, liquid-cooled, the same as in 1299 Panigale Superbike with an embodiment of DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) technology, which allows you to unleash the power of the engine from the range bottom that originally made this powerplant perfect for installing on the power-cruiser. Otherwise, the equipment of XDiavel is not inferior to Superbike: peak power of the engine is 162 hp to 9250 rev/min, torque is 131 Nm, the control system Ride-by-wire, full package of electronics, including a special Launch Control, which allows you to start beautifully (“smoky”), meanwhile being absolutely safe and smooth, the most powerful radial monobloc with 4-piston Brembo brakes M4-32 and 320 mm discs, fully adjustable suspension, engine – bearing of chassis element that adds stiffness to structure and improves handling of the motorcycle – all in basic package.
No wonder that on the basis of Ducati XDiavel already begun to appear custom bikes, and the plant was one of the first who decided to set the direction style.
Number “90” on the plastic of Ducati draXter is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the company Ducati, which is in the Borgo Panigale will be celebrated in 2016.
At the same time with draXter, Ducati introduced the Italian public an advanced version of XDiavel S (Sport). The difference from the base configuration is the presence of carbon fiber facings and lightweight Marchesini forged wheel discs with 9 beams, which makes the bike easier by just 5 kg relative to the base. From the viewpoint of performance characteristics, it’s not a different motorcycle.