Ducati has launched in Italy the XDiavel Nera, a limited and exclusive edition of the brand’s Sport Cruiser, made in partnership with Poltrona Frau, an Italian manufacturer of luxury armchairs and furniture.
The XDiavel Nera features a special seat made from Pelle Frau®, a soft natural leather saddled by hand from the Italian furniture maker. As part of the customization, it can be equipped in five different colors (Siam Red, Steel Blue, Cemento, India and Selva). In addition, it has a series of “X” engraved through a laser process, in reference to the name of the bike.
Another highlight of the model is its ‘Black on Black’ painting, with parts in metallic black and others in matte black. In addition, some details are painted red, the color of Ducati, such as the brake calipers and the engine head covers. Forged and machined wheels are painted metallic black.
Finally, the customer can purchase a dedicated jet helmet along with the XDiavel Nera, in the same colors as the motorcycle.
According to the company, only 500 units of the model will be produced. Each one will receive a plate with its unique number, in addition to an exclusive key ring and document holder in Pelle Frau® leather in the color corresponding to the one chosen for the seat.
Andrea Ferraresi, Director of the Centro Stile Ducati: “The XDiavel Nera project was born from the encounter between two Italian excellences. Ducati and Poltrona Frau are two brands with a unique history, they share a passion for beauty and well-made objects, they are strongly Italian and make craftsmanship a distinctive element, always supporting it with sophisticated technological solutions and the use of high-quality materials. The XDiavel Nera perfectly summarizes the values that unite Ducati and Poltrona Frau. It is a unique motorcycle with an unmistakable identity, a splendid expression of the excellence of Made in Italy “.
Giovanni Maiolo, Poltrona Frau Interiors in Motion Business Unit Director: “There is great satisfaction for the work done together with Ducati on the XDiavel Nera. We are proud to be part of this 100% Italian project that has fascinated us from the very beginning and has given us the opportunity to once again demonstrate our know-how and our ability to design in co-design projects by combining innovation and craftsmanship.”
Engine and technology
The Ducati XDiavel Nera has the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, that is, 2-cylinder in ‘V’ configuration and 1262 cm³ with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 160 HP of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 127 Nm (13.0 kgfm) of torque at 5,000 rpm.
It works together with a 6-speed gearbox and belt final drive, which ensures smooth delivery at low revs and a full turn up to the highest revs.
In addition, the XDiavel Nera is equipped with a 240mm wide rear tire, Cornering ABS brake system, M50 Brembo monoblock brake calipers, two 320mm discs at the front and a single 265mm disc at the rear.
Finally, the model features Full-LED lighting with DRL daytime running light system, two-level color TFT digital panel, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Riding Modes, Cruise Control and Ducati Power Launch (DPL).
Anyway, Ducati informs that the XDiavel Nera can now be ordered with the seat in your preferred colour, and will be available at Ducati dealerships from March 2022. The price for the UK is £25,895.
For more information about Ducati UK, visit the website https://www.ducati.com/gb/en/home.