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Ducati launches XDiavel Black Star & XDiavel Dark in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Ducati has launched the XDiavel Black Star and the XDiavel Dark in the Indian market. The two new models enhance the BS6 range of motorcycles in the premium Italian brand’s portfolio in India. The Ducati XDiavel made its debut back in 2016 in the Indian market with a true power cruiser design and Ducati’s cutting edge performance and technology. The XDiavel blends the world of touring with Powersports by offering feet
forward ergonomics, relaxed riding and mind-boggling performance.

Ducati XDiavel Black Star & XDiavel Dark – Price in India

In the Indian market, the Ducati XDiavel Black Star comes with a price tag of INR 22.60 lakh ex-showroom. However, the XDiavel Dark edition is priced affordably at INR 18.00 lakh ex-showroom. The brand has also announced that the Ducati XDiavel Black Star and XDiavel Dark are open for bookings. The deliveries on both models have also commenced with immediate effect.

Ducati XDiavel Black Star & XDiavel Dark – Changes for 2021

The XDiavel Black Star boasts to bring out the sporty side of the Ducati cruiser. The bike features motorsports-inspired livery and equipment that appears to pluck the right strings in the hearts of Ducati enthusiasts. The colour theme features grey and matt black alternates along with red accents. Staying true to the X concept, the colour cuts appear clear and intersect. The Black Star also comes with a prominent red accent on the engine cover, evoking the sporty nature of the bike.

On the other hand, the XDiavel Dark features a matte black paint theme. According to the company, the first matte black Ducati made its debut in 1998 with the Ducati Monster 600 Dark. The new XDiavel Dark extends the theme to its mechanical components, plates, and finishes. Ducati calls this the “Reduce to the Max” design principle. According to the brand, this represents “purity, essentiality, and the gateway to the world of XDiavel.”

Ducati XDiavel Black Star & XDiavel Dark – Technical Specifications

Powering the Ducati XDiavel is a 1262cc twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 engine. The BS6 compliant engine comes with a new upgraded exhaust and a new engine calibration. Both the motorcycles produce 160 hp of power and 127.5 Nm of torque. This means compared to the BS4 version of the engine the power is up by 8 hp and the torque by 2 Nm.

The Ducati XDiavel Dark comes with 50mm upside-down forks, 320 mm semi-floating discs twin discs and Brembo M4.32 radial mono-bloc callipers. The Black Star comes with a DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) treatment on the 50 mm USD front forks and Brembo M50 radial mono-bloc callipers. The XDiavel Black Star also gets the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) as standard.

Ducati XDiavel Black Star & XDiavel Dark – Top Features

As standard both motorcycles get LED headlamps, Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, and Ducati Traction Control. The bikes also come with Ducati Power Launch, Cruise control, Hands-free, backlit handlebar switches and a 3.5-inch TFT colour display, as standard. The motorcycles also come with 120/70 ZR17 front and 240/45 ZR17 rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. The Ducati XDiavel Dark and Black Star also come with cutting edge electronic features such as a Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). This opens doors to Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Riding Modes,Cruise Control and Ducati Power Launch (DPL).

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