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Segment: Custom/Cruiser
Production years: 2015, 2016

In 2015, at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Ducati presented nine motorcycles, among which were the 2016 XDiavel and XDiavel S cruisers, which have been developed from the ground up.

The most noticeable change on the Ducati XDiavel was the new 1262cc engine equipped with Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) system, which at first had its debut on the 2015 Multistrada.

The “S” suffixed version of the Ducati XDiavel has improved performance and comes with a more aggressive overall design.

In the visual department, the Italian designers fitted the bike with new finishes for the belt covers of the engine, frame plates, footpeg plates, bi-material coating for the seat, Marchesini wheels, and machined rear-view mirrors.

The 2016 Ducati XDiavel S takes its power from the new 1262cc Testastretta L-Twin liquid-cooled engine and sends the power to the rear wheel through a six-speed manual transmission, boasting 156 hp at 9.500 rpm and 129 Nm (95 lb-ft) of torque that is available at a low 5,000 rpm. Minor mechanical changes were made to the engine, including relocated coolant pipes that are no longer visible on the exterior part of the engine.

The XDiavel and XDiavel S use a 50 mm adjustable upside-down fork on the front, but the only difference is that the S has a DLC coating, but on the back, both have an adjustable monoshock.

The bike was for sale in 2022, starting from $12,000.

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DUCATI XDiavel S 1262

engine specs
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, Testastretta DVT L-Twin, demodromic 4 valves per cylinder
1262 cm3
Bore X Stroke
4.2x2.8 in OR 107 mm
Compression Ratio
156/9500 KW(hp)/RPM
95/5000 lb-ft/RPM OR 129/5000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
transmission specs
6-speed, manual
wet, multiplate, sipper-type
Primary Drive
straight cut gears
Final Drive
chassis specs
tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension
50mm adjustable upside-down fork, DLC-treated
Rear Suspension
adjustable monoshock
Front Brake
dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers, Brembo M50 monobloc, cornering ABS
Rear Brake
single 265mm disc, 2-piston caliper, cornering ABS
dimension specs
Overall Length
90.9 in OR 2309 mm
Overall Width
39.8 in OR 1011 mm
Seat Height
29.7 in OR 754 mm
63.6 in OR 1615 mm
Ground Clearance
485 lbs OR 220 kg
Fuel Capacity
4.8 gallons OR 18.2 L
tyres specs
120/70 ZR17
240/45 ZR17
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