The XDiavel's in the detail: 2021 model updates for Ducati's cruiser

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Ducati have added two new models to create a family of three XDiavel variants. The XDiavel S is now joined by the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Black Star, each with their own style and paintjob.

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The XDiavel is Ducati’s take on a cruiser with foot-forward controls, belt drive and a teardrop shaped fuel tank. You could already get the bike in standard trim or a slightly higher S spec, but now the other two models join the family.

The Dark is finished in matte black paint with black frame and wheels to match, while the Black Star is finished in black and grey with splashes of Ducati red thrown in and black wheels.

2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark

The Black Star also gets Brembo M50 brake calipers and a selection of styling upgrades including a bespoke seat and anodised side frame plates with visible machining.

In order to meet Euro5 legislation, the engine has been tweaked with a new exhaust layout which has resulted in a 4hp boost to 160hp and it now generates 94lbft of torque.

The bikes are already available on the Ducati configurator, the Dark costs £16,995, and Black Star £21,295 while the standard model is £17,595 and the S is £20,695.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

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