Ducati is present at the 73rd edition of EICMA, the international motorcycle exhibition being held at the Milan Trade Fair in Rho from 19 to 22 November, with over 1300 square metres of exhibition space (Hall 15 – Stand M04). This is a big event for Ducati which, after two days reserved for the press and those in the motorcycle industry, is now ready to show off its new 2016 range to the public.
Ducati is presenting eight new bikes at this event, of which no less than seven are completely new, such as the two Ducati Scramblers (Flat Track Pro and the Sixty2 versions), the new Hypermotard 939, Hypermotard 939 SP and Hyperstrada 939 family, the 959 Panigale, the Multistrada Pikes Peak, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro and the eagerly awaited XDiavel. Completing this array of new bikes for 2016 is the Monster 1200 R, previewed in September at IAA 2015 in Frankfurt.
The XDiavel has already become one of the undisputed stars of this 73rd edition of EICMA. Even during the first two days set aside for press and industry operators, the ‘black box’, area dedicated to this latest Ducati, was practically swamped by those eager to get a close look at this new cruiser.
Black. Sophisticated. Stylish. Three keywords that accompanied the XDiavel all the way to its unveiling at the Ducati World Première 2016. Now, at EICMA, Ducati has dedicated an important part of its stand to the XDiavel, replicating that same style – an elegant ‘total black’ – to recreate the world that identifies this bike.
With this fascinating bike Ducati enters the cruiser domain and does so in its own inimitable way, presenting a true cruiser but with all the design, technology and performance one expects from a Ducati thoroughbred. The XDiavel brings together two worlds: the cruiser world – low speeds, relaxed riding and long journeys – and the Ducati world, characterised by Italian style, refined engineering and unparalleled performance
The XDiavel offers both the ‘low speed excitement’ that comes from the relaxed riding and further-forward footpegs typical of a cruiser and the adrenaline rush of sports riding that Ducati has made its own. That’s what the X in XDiavel stands for: the merging of two apparently separate, distant worlds on one bike, a superb combination where both are accomplished without compromise.
5,000, 60, 40. Three numbers that sum up the XDiavel concept. 5,000 as in the rpm at which the new twin-cylinder 156 hp Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 engine achieves maximum torque (13.1 kgm). 60 as in the number of different ergonomic configurations for the rider. Lastly, 40, as in the maximum attainable lean angle. The XDiavel is the first Ducati to use belt-type final transmission, a must within the cruiser world
The Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), together with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Riding Modes, Bosch ABS Cornering, Cruise Control and the innovative Ducati Power Launch (DPL) system make the XDiavel a technological gem offering high performance and safety. An S version of the XDiavel is also available.
Moreover, at EICMA 2015 there are not only bikes at the Ducati stand: there are also new accessories and apparel, such as those specially designed for the Ducati Scrambler world or the collection dedicated to the XDiavel. The stand also features a shop area where visitors can purchase tech-wear or sportswear; new Ducati SuMisura (Made To Measure) leathers can also be ordered at a dedicated corner stand, letting users create and personalise their own exclusive Ducati riding leathers.