This Custom Ducati XDiavel Underwent a Serious CFRP Diet, Is Part of a Limited Series

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The Frenchmen over at Bad Winners (BW) have a signature styling approach involving svelte looks and tons of carbon fiber. Established back in 2014 by Walid Ben Lamine, the firm quickly gained popularity in the custom bike world as time went by, and it’s not hard to see why the public took notice. One of their latest undertakings revolves around the mighty Ducati XDiavel.
It isn’t just some one-off build you’ll never get your hands on, though, as BW plans on creating a limited series of 20 such specimens. Ducati’s muscle cruiser may not be everyone’s cup of tea in terms of aesthetics, but it’s an absolute beast straight out of the box. Its 1,262cc Testastretta DVT power source can muster up to 160 ponies and 94 pound-feet (127 Nm) of torque, but Walid’s experts knew there was more potential to be unlocked here.

In order to take the XDiavel to the next level both cosmetically and in terms of performance, they began by eliminating each and every piece of stock bodywork. A complete CFRP outfit was then fabricated from scratch, and its centerpiece is an angular gas tank topped with a small aluminum filler cap. Behind the new fuel chamber, you’ll spot a tracker-style tail section and a plain black leather saddle.

A neat plate encases the tail’s underside, with twin LED taillights recessed into it for an ultra-clean, minimalistic appearance. Up front, Bad Winners’ carbon fiber treatment continued with the installation of a sporty fender and a fresh headlight housing. Custom radiator covers and a sharp belly pan are also present a bit further back, held in place via tailor-made mounting hardware just like all the other garments.

Whereas the motorcycle’s cockpit equipment is unchanged, its foot pegs were replaced with billet aluminum alternatives from Ducabike. The rear brake didn’t get any modifications, but the front unit was upgraded with higher-spec calipers and floating discs supplied by Beringer. However, the additional stopping power isn’t the only performance-related modification you’ll find on this titan.

Bad Winners worked their magic on the L-twin engine, too, giving it a complete titanium exhaust system sourced from Arrow. After complementing the new pipework with an ECU remap, they were able to extract and additional 18 hp, making for a total of 178 stallions at the crank. A little under 12 percent more power may not sound like much, but you’ll certainly feel it thanks to the accompanying weight reduction.

Although the workshop hasn’t stated how many pounds were dropped following their makeover, the extensive use of carbon fiber hints at a pretty significant figure. Lastly, the pricing details for this series aren’t publicly available, and BW will only provide them to interested customers upon request. Feel free to get in touch through their official website to find out more.
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About the author: Silvian Secara
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A bit of an artist himself, Silvian sees two- and four-wheeled machines as a form of art, especially restomods and custom rides. Oh, and if you come across a cafe racer article on our website, it’s most likely his doing.
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