2023 Ducati XDiavel Dark

2023 Ducati XDiavel Dark

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The Power of Opposites

Ducati renews the XDiavel range by introducing the new version: the XDiavel Dark. 

XDiavel, the Ducati cruiser that combines the best of both worlds, is renewed, still remaining true to its philosophy. 

The new XDiavel Dark comes in matte black to further enhance the strengths of the XDiavel. These strengths include the ability to combine exciting performance, sports bike power and refined electronics with the typical cruiser features: a long low and comfortable bike with advanced footpegs and a powerful torque even at low revs, but also top materials and finishes.

The XDiavel Dark enhances the beauty of the Ducati cruiser's shape thanks to the essential matte black color. Ducati has a history of over twenty years with the matte black color: in 1998, the Monster 600 Dark was the first model with this livery. On the XDiavel Dark, the total black livery has also been extended to the mechanics and finishes, thus enhancing the Ducati "Reduce to the Max" design principle. The XDiavel Dark represents the purity and bold nature of the XDiavel world.


The new XDiavel offers a relaxed riding position, characterized by a low seat and advanced footpegs. There are many possible riding position settings and the extensive catalogue of accessories allow all riders to adapt the bike to their riding style and shape.

Riding pleasure

You can tell it is a Ducati at the first corner: the way it leans, its technical content, its cutting-edge electronic package and high performance guarantee an unforgettable riding experience. The wide handlebar and advanced footpegs of the new XDiavel, on the other hand, offer riding ergonomics that allow a relaxed and comfortable ride at any speed.


For the entire XDiavel range, the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 twin-cylinder engine has an updated silencer layout, with a new design that further enhances the bike's lines and new engine calibration. As a result, the XDiavel delivers a maximum power output of 152 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 92.9 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm.


The standard equipment of the XDiavel is extensive and includes: Bosch inertial platform (IMU), ABS Cornering and Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Power Launch, and full-LED lighting system.

Testastretta DVT 1262

The undisputed protagonist of the XDiavel is the Testastretta DVT 1262 twin-cylinder engine. The XDiavel delivers a maximum power output of 152 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 92.9 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm.

Approximately 80% of the maximum torque of the XDiavel is almost immediately available: at 2,100 rpm. This means you can pick up speed without having to shift down a gear, by slightly opening the throttle. Just like you expect from a cruiser. The torque peak - 92.9 lb-ft - is reached instead at 5,000 rpm, a pretty low speed for a Ducati twin-cylinder engine. If you want the maximum of what the XDiavel can do, when the Tachometer reaches 9,500 rpm, the wheel gets 152 hp.

Ducati Power Launch (DPL)

The "Dragster" spirit of the XDiavel can be fully expressed thanks to the Ducati Power Launch (DPL). This system can guarantee fast and safe starts thanks to the Bosch IMU which regulates the gas and the intervention of the DTC based on the chosen setting.


The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the engine and the XDiavel's fuel grip, which allows the ideal power level to be configured depending on the Riding Mode selected.

Belt transmission

The XDiavel is the first Ducati to use belt final drive.

Forward footpegs

When the designers and engineers started working on the XDiavel, they began with a basic concept: a relaxed riding position, like a real cruiser, with a low seat and forward footpegs.

Adjustable suspension

The XDiavel has a 50 mm diameter front fork with black anodised sheaths, which can be adjusted in the hydraulic braking in compression and extension and in the spring preload.

Bosch Brembo braking system

The XDiavel is equipped with the Brembo braking system featuring Bosch 9.1ME ABS Cornering. ABS Cornering makes use of the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform by Bosch to optimize the braking power of the front and back wheels, even in critical situations and when cornering. The system, implemented within the Riding Mode, can provide performance to suit all conditions and riding styles.

Tires and wheels

The XDiavel features fourteen-spoke rims: 3.5" x 17" at the front and 8" x 17" at the rear. A 120/70 ZR17 tire is fitted at the front, with a redesigned tread pattern to maximize performance in wet conditions. The rear tire instead is 240/45 ZR17. The tires are the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III.

Riding Mode

The XDiavel integrates the latest innovations in Ducati technology, such as Riding Modes.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

DTC is a smart system which acts as a "filter" between the rider's right hand and the rear wheel.

Full LED lighting system with DRL

The XDiavel S features a dominant front headlight with Daytime Running Light.


Matte Black - MSRP $22,395