Ducati India launches XDiavel Black Star and XDiavel Dark

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Aug 2021

Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati has launched its XDiavel range of motorcycles with two new BS6 models: the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Black Star. While the XDiavel Dark is priced at Rs 18 lakh, the XDiavel Black Star costs Rs 22.60 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

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 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.

Like all the latest-generation Ducatis, the XDiavel is also equipped with the latest 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.

New for 2021, the XDiavel Black Star sports livery and equipment inspired by the world of sports cars. The dedicated livery alternates grey and matt black with inevitable touches of red. The colour cuts are clear and intersect, echoing the X concept that characterizes the family. 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.

Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India, said, “The XDiavel range was the result of our efforts to bring two universes together. We wanted to build a bike that offered the comfort of the cruiser and the performance of a sport-focused bike. XDiavel has wowed and attracted massive following all over the world and offers a wholesome riding experience in an incredibly attractive looking package. The XDiavel is the perfect supplement to the existing Diavel range yet offers a lot more ‘devil’ both, inside & out. I am delighted that the XDiavel Black Star and XDiavel Dark are finally here as India has a big community of riders who love cruisers, and I am sure they will appreciate a cruiser which serves a unique flavor of comfort and pure, unadulterated performance.”

What separates the two Ducatis
The XDiavel Dark features an adjustable 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.

The XDiavel Black Star gets adjustable 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.

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-inch TFT colour display.

Both bikes are shod with a 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyre in front and a 240/45 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso III at the rear. 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 a pleasurable affair.

Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai and deliveries will begin immediately.


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