Ducati XDiavel Will Receive Aftermarket Parts Designed by Roland Sands

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Ducati and Roland Sands are collaborating on a line of aftermarket products called RSD X Ducati Performance. So far, the first bike that will be included in this customization program appears to be the all-new XDiavel powercruiser, but we can expect to see more bikes on the list.
RSD and Ducati have already joined hands in designing the last batch of accessories, and it looks like their collaboration is only getting better. Far from being a designer that focuses solely on aesthetics, Roland Sands is also preoccupied with enhancing a bike's performance specs, and this is where the OEMs start paying even more attention.

Roland proved his prowess by collaborating with BMW's design crew (here's a cool interview with Ola Stenegard) and their efforts transformed in the R nineT, one of the most successful purposely-built custom platforms of the last decades. Seeing Ducati interested in his skills is not only natural but also a most welcome fact.

We've already seen that Ducati used RSD add-ons on the XDiavel S, and learning now that these parts are going to be in the catalog is truly awesome.

Manufacturers often rely on aftermarket add-ons to make their show bikes look cooler, but only a few of them actually have plans to have such options available in the future

With the XDiavel aimed at becoming THE game changer in the powercruiser market, offering customers the possibility to personalize their ride with RSD bits and parts will be one of the strong selling points of the model.

We would not be surprised to see RSD Aftermarket exhausts that can also be installed on the XDiavel (and hopefully more models), alongside the traditional billet parts with contrast cut accents that come in so many variations.

So you'd be wise to ask your Ducati dealer about these parts when thinking about getting an XDiavel. You might be surprised how much better your ride can look with the right custom parts...

And here's a neat interview with the Ducati XDiavel Product Manager Stefano Tarabusi to help you better understand the philosophy behind this model.
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