By Wade Thiel
2020 Is A Great Year for Ducati Motorcycles
Ducati has been killing it lately. The company ended the 2019 year on a high note, and it’s 2020 lineup looks equally impressive. Even more so, if I’m being honest. The company keeps adding the kind of bikes that folks want to buy and ride, and that’s the recipe for success in this business. Here’s what’s on sale in 2020.
2020 Ducati Diavel 1260 / 1260 S
The Italian power cruiser is unlike any other bike out there. Yes, you can lump it in with Triumph’s Rocket 3 and some of the other super high-powered cruisers, but the Diavel 1260 is really a different animal. The base 1260 is a beast of a machine and then there’s the 1260 S that takes things up a notch with more advanced features and additional amenities.
The powertrain on this bike consists of a 1,262cc DVT L-twin that puts out 159 hp and 95 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The bike also gets cornering ABS, traction control, and Ducati Wheelie Control, among other features.
2020 Ducati XDiavel / XDiavel S
The Ducati XDiavel is more of the same Diavel bike but with a slightly different formula. The XDiavel (and XDiavel S) are slightly less powerful and a little sleeker to look at. The bike is still a serious powerhouse and something that’s hard not to enjoy.
The bike features a 1262cc twin engine that makes 152 hp and 93 lb-ft of torque. The throttle is a ride-by-wire system and there’s the Ducati Power Launch allowing you to, well, launch powerfully. This is the Dragster of the Ducati lineup with that system. The bike also gets a host of tech features much like the Diavel …read more