DU 2017-07-21 XDIAVEL

Updated for the coming year is the 2017 Ducati XDiavel, with upgraded suspension for increased rider and pillion comfort, and a new colour scheme – Iceberg White. The white XDiavel is scheduled for its first public unveiling at the European Custom and Cruiser show in Faaker See, Austria, from September 5 to 10, now in its 20th edition.

As Ducati’s take on the American dragster-style cruiser, the XDiavel carries a Testastretta 1,262 cc liquid-cooled V-twin, which produces 156 hp at 9,500 rpm and 128.9 Nm of torque at just 5,000 rpm. Desmosedici Variable Timing (DVT), the Borgo Panigale firm’s version of variable valve timing, allows for both low-end grunt and top-end speed.

A new direction for Ducati on the XDiavel is the inclusion of belt-drive, which gives lower maintenance and a quieter driveline, as the expense of a touch more power loss. Also standard is Ducati’s Safety Pack, which includes ABS, traction control and ride modes into the XDiavel, allowing for better rider control and safety.

Braking is with Brembo units, in this case monobloc four-piston M4-32 callipers grabbing 320 mm diameter discs in front. Suspension is with compression and rebound adjustable upside-down forks in front, and an adjustable monoshock in the rear.

There are two models of the 2017 Ducati XDiavel available in Malaysia. The base model XDiavel retails at RM140,899 and comes with matte black paintwork, while the XDiavel S, priced at RM160,899, features a gloss black finish, along with machined accents on the engine and wheels.

GALLERY: 2018 Ducati XDiavel Iceberg White