Ducati India launches all new XDiavel Black Star and XDiavel Dark in India: Bookings open! Check price, engine and other details
Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati on Thursday announced the launch of its XDiavel range of motorcycles with two new BS6 models: the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Black Star. The XDiavel Dark is priced at Rs 18.00 lakh while the XDiavel Black Star will cost Rs 22.60 lakh (all prices exshowroom, India). Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi - NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai and deliveries will begin immediately.
New for 2021, the XDiavel Black Star shows enthusiasts the sporty side of the Ducati cruiser, with a livery and equipment inspired by the world of sports cars. The dedicated livery alternates grey and matt black with inevitable touches of red. Black Star also gets a bright red colored paint on its engine cover that evokes its sporty nature and highlights the XDiavel Black Star’s beating heart. While the XDiavel Dark, with its matte black paint dials up the cruiser’s evil.
Both the new versions have the twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 BS-6 compliant engine. To comply with the new emission regulations, an updated silencer layout, a new design, derived from the Diavel 1260, and a new engine calibration have been adopted. In this way, both the XDiavel motorcycles now deliver a maximum power of 160 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.0 kgm at 5,000 rpm with an increase, compared to the BS-4 version, of 8 hp and 0.2 kgm.
The XDiavel is equipped with latest generation electronics package consisting of the 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 the Bosch Cornering ABS, allowing performance and safety standards to be raised. This system, together with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Riding Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS, Cruise Control and Ducati Power Launch (DPL) make the XDiavel a technological gem offering high performance and, above all, safety equipment to rein all that power in.
Standard equipment, Tyres, and Warranty
As part of the standard equipment list, both bikes get Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, full-LED lighting system, Ducati Power Launch, Cruise control, Hands-free, backlit handlebar switches, 3.5” TFT colour display. On both bikes, the front wheel mounts a traditional 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyre with a tread redesigned to maximize wet weather performance and the rear tyre is a 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo RossoIII. The new XDiavel versions also get 24 months, unlimited mileage warranty with maintenance intervals of 15,000 km. The cruisers feature an 18-litre fuel tank to make long distance cruising uninterrupted.
Differences between XDiavel Black Star and XDiavel Dark
The XDiavel Dark features an adjustable Ø 50 mm USD fork, 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, Brembo M4.32 radial mono-bloc calipers, PR18/19 radial master cylinder, and die-cast wheels in light alloy. XDiavel Dark also gets full LED head lights. Differentiating itself from the XDiavel Dark, the XDiavel Black Star gets adjustable Ø 50 mm USD fork with DLC treatment, forged rims which are entirely machined and painted in gloss black, which enhance the aesthetics of the bike and lighten it, resulting in a weight saving of over 2 kg.
The Black Star also gets high-grip suede fabric seat that appeals to its sporty nature. It also gets more powerful front brakes with 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, Brembo M50 radial mono-bloc calipers, PR16/9 radial master cylinder. The XDiavel Black Star also gets the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) as standard. Lastly, it gets full LED headlights with DRLs.