partnership between two brand ambassadors of Made in Italy in the world like
Ducati and Poltrona Frau has led to the creation of a fascinating project: the
Ducati XDiavel Nera. The bike was presented to the public in the seventh
episode of the Ducati World Première web series.
XDiavel Nera project comes to life from the values shared by the two companies:
the passion for design, craftsmanship tradition, the use of cutting-edge
technologies and an aptitude for innovation. The result is a motorcycle that is
unique in its character and aesthetics, which communicate Italian design, and
it will be produced in a numbered edition limited to 500 units.
Frau is a leading company in high-end furniture and an ambassador of Italian
excellence all over the world. The collaboration with Ducati, introduced with
the Ducati Scrambler Club Italia project, benefits from the experience gained
over the years by the Interiors in Motion area of Poltrona Frau.
in Motion Business Unit specialises in the creation, construction and supply of
distinctive leather interiors in the premium automotive, aviation, rail
transport and offshore navigation sectors.
new XDiavel Nera is characterised by the “Black on Black” livery in which gloss
and matt black portions alternate. This livery makes the XDiavel even sportier
and is also reflected in a dedicated jet helmet, which owners of XDiavel Nera
can order together with the bike.
bike is also enriched by some style details that enhance its aesthetics, such
as the brake calipers and engine head covers in Ducati Red colour and the
lightened and fully machined forged rims, painted in gloss black. The most
recognizable part of the XDiavel Nera is the special seat made of Pelle Frau: a
soft natural leather saddled by hand, the result of years of research by
Poltrona Frau. It is available in five different colours (Siam Red, Steel Blue,
Cemento, India and Selva) and is customised with a series of "X"
engraved through a sophisticated laser process, which recall the name of the
Ducati XDiavel is a motorcycle with a strong personality that focuses heavily on the concept of individualisation. In this project, the possibility of customisation is expressed through the choice of preferred colour for the seat, to which are added a wider comfort saddle and a backrest, also in Pelle Frau leather, suitable for travelling in two without sacrificing style. The 500 Ducatisti enthusiasts who order XDiavel Nera will also receive an exclusive key ring and document holder made of Pelle Frau leather in the matching colour to the one chosen for the saddle.
XDiavel is the result of a crossover between two apparently different and distant universes. On the one hand, the relaxed pace at low speed typical of the Cruiser world and on the other the sporty riding and exciting performance of Ducati. The perfect expression of this mix is given by the characteristics of the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine which, in combination with the final belt drive, ensures smooth delivery at low revs and a full curve up to the highest revs.
The Testastretta DVT 1262, clearly visible in the centre of the bike, in Euro5 configuration delivers a maximum power output of 160 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.0 kgm at 5,000 rpm. The chassis of the bike, the reduced height from the ground of the saddle (755 mm) and the forward position of the footpegs are designed to offer great riding ease and comfort when travelling at low speed in complete relaxation and, at the same time, maximum fun in sporty riding. The combination of the tubular steel trellis frame, the front and rear suspension and the chassis dimensions allows agility and controllability of the front axle, guaranteeing surprising handling.
XDiavel Nera is equipped at the rear with a 240 mm wide tyre mounted on a rim with an 8” channel that makes the bike easily recognizable from any angle, becoming a highly distinctive style element. The particular profile of the tyre also allows a maximum lean angle of 40°, an unthinkable value for a motorcycle of this type. The braking system is powerful and modular and is equipped, like the whole Ducati range, with ABS Cornering. At the front it features Brembo monobloc M50 calipers and two 320 mm discs, while at the rear we can find a single 265 mm disc.
The lighting system is full-LED with a DRL daytime running light system on the front that is easily recognizable and of great visual impact. XDiavel Nera is equipped with Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which, by dynamically measuring the roll and pitch angles as well as the speed of the relative set-up variations, provides the information to ABS Cornering.
This system, together with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Riding Modes, Cruise Control and Ducati Power Launch (DPL), make the XDiavel Nera a technologically advanced, high-performance and safe motorcycle. The electronic equipment is completed by the two-level dashboard with colour animation TFT screen and dedicated key-on, in addition to the hands-free system, to be able to use the motorcycle with the key in your pocket or bag.
The individualization of the XDiavel also includes completely customizable ergonomics thanks to the adjustable footpegs in three positions, or through the choice of Ducati Performance accessories that best suit your needs, including handlebars of different shapes and rearward footpegs compared to the standard or centrally located ones.
The XDiavel Nera can already be ordered with the seat in the preferred colour and will be available in dealerships in the Ducati network starting from March 2022. It fits into the Ducati XDiavel range alongside the essential XDiavel Dark and the sporty XDiavel S.
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