When we took the 2017 Ducati XDiavel S – RM161,000 including GST – out on review, we wondered if Ducati had lost its primary focus on producing some of the world’s premier sports bikes with this sports-cruiser. As we were to find out, the XDiavel S, along with the base XDiavel, is meant for the rider who emphasises the “sports” more than the cruising.

With its 1,301 cc Testastretta 11-degree V-twin, the XDiavel S produces well over 150 hp, and 120 Nm of torque. Along with a lean angle approaching 40-degrees on either side, the XDiavel is capable of leaning a long way over.

Coupled with top-of-the-line Brembo M50 Monobloc brake calipers lifted of the 1299 Panigale superbike, along with Pirelli Rosso II sports rubber, the XDiavel is capable of keeping up with modern sports bikes. This is coupled with ABS, ride and launch modes in the bike’s electronics suite, along with Bluetooth capability for connecting the bike to a smartphone and helmet headset.

The XDiavel S paultan.org reviewed comes with machined highlights on the wheels and engine covers, as well as an accessory Termignoni exhaust, which is a RM14,000 option, two-leather seat and gloss black paint. The base XDiavel which retails at RM140,000 omits these items, and comes in a shade of matte black.

A comprehensive list of optional accessories is available from the Ducati Performance catalogue, including items suchs as handlebars with differing reach, pillion seat back rest, different types of seat, and the like. Availability for the 2017 Ducati XDiavel S and XDiavel is immediate, and you can read the full review of the XDiavel S by clicking this link.


GALLERY: 2017 Ducati XDiavel S