By Joe Appleton
Muscular Performance: The 2021 Ducati XDiavel S
The XDiavel S is one of the most popular motorcycles from Italian brand Ducati. It’s a top-of-the-line power cruiser that fuses the brand’s performance history into a more cruiser-focused ride. It’s unmistakeably Ducati but it also borrows some DNA from heavy-duty muscle cruisers. This fusion is what makes it one of the highlights of the 2021 Ducati line-up.
Like the base model XDiavel Dark, the XDiavel S draws power from Ducati’s Italian-made 1,262 cc Testastretta DVT 1262 engine. It’s a twin-cylinder unit that produces an impressive 160 horsepower and 93.7 lb-ft of peak torque. It’s largely unchanged from last year, though Ducati is touting it as a new model, since the engine did get some tweaks to help it conform to new Euro5 emissions regulations.
In terms of technology, the XDiavel S doesn’t get any upgrades over last year. That’s no bad thing since it still boasts a comprehensive electronics suite, complete with Ducati power launch, cruise control, cornering ABS, and more. Other hardware also carries over from last year, including Brembo monobloc brakes and Pirelli tires.
For 2021, the XDiavel S is available in Thrilling Black with matt black and red trim, complemented with a grey frame and blacked-out wheels.
The 2021 Ducati XDiavel S starts at $24,695 USD / $27,895 CAD.
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- Price: $24,695 USD / $27,895 CAD
- Key Features:
- 160 HP Testastretta DVT 1262 engine
- Ducati Power Launch Control
- Dragster performance
- Engine: 1,262 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V2 engine
- Power: 160 HP
- Torque: 92.9 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 487 lbs (221 kg)
- Seat Height: 29.7 in (755 mm)
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