Ducati XDiavel S

Summer with 2016’s show-stopper will be a chrome-clad whirlwind. Once I’ve mastered its dizzying high-tech functions, I’ll be setting off for a European custom show to see how it measures up.
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Ducati XDiavel S: get ready for launch

Ducati XDiavel S: get ready for launch

With its 160bhp and super-long wheelbase, there's no denying Ducati's XDiavel is born for the dragstrip. Which is why the Italian manufacturer thought it right and proper that the S model of the super...

MCN Fleet: XDiavel tours on cruise control

MCN Fleet: XDiavel tours on cruise control

The XDiavel has proved it's the cruiser that thinks it's a sportsbike, but on a recent 250-mile ride-out recently, I found that the belt-drive behemoth also does a fair impression of a tourer,...

MCN Fleet: XDiavel's badge causes blushes

MCN Fleet: XDiavel's badge causes blushes

The XDiavel always attracts plenty of attention wherever it goes. Park up anywhere and appreciative eyes admire its muscular flanks and sawn-off tail. The XDiavel entices hands too – they stroke its...

Ducati XDiavel S: total recall

Ducati XDiavel S: total recall

Last month, Ducati issued a recall notice to owners of the S-model XDiavel, the one with the fancy, curved-spoke wheels. And it’s those lovely rims that are the source of the issue. Ducati discovered...

MCN Fleet: Ducati XDiavel, pillion seat reloaded

MCN Fleet: Ducati XDiavel, pillion seat reloaded

Let’s try that again, shall we? Last month I made the mistake of taking a back seat view of my XDiavel S long-term test bike. It was only a brief journey, a couple of miles if that, but it was right...

MCN Fleet: Is Ducati XDiavel S made for two?

MCN Fleet: Is Ducati XDiavel S made for two?

Like many motorcyclists, some of my most frightening two-wheeled experiences have been witnessed from the pillion seat. That’s not to say I’m a reluctant passenger, quite the opposite — I actually...

MCN Fleet: Should you splash extra cash on the XDiavel S?

MCN Fleet: Should you splash extra cash on the XDiavel S?

Ducati’s 1262cc space-age belt-drive super-cruiser comes in two guises, the entry-level £15,795 XDiavel and the range-topping XDiavel S at £18,395. I’m running the S as a long-term test bike this...