First showcased in the EICMA motor show in Milan 2015, the xDiavel took all eyeballs for a trippy show. Long and low, with slick and sexy lines, forward controls and a low seat height, this bike was something totally fresh from the Italian firm known the world over for blending impeccable design and high-performance machines. Something like putting purists into a realm of more content and less bitter.
The bike always had a menacing view to it that was both handsome and evil at precisely the same time. Rightfully it had been quoted as ‘The Gentleman and The Bastard’. Now, the newest has given the premium ‘S’ model of this bike a whole new personality that contradicts its otherwise antagonist outlook. And they did it by just having the bike painted in Iceberg White.The xDiavel was what occurred once Ducati’s imaginative honchos went berserk one day after a nights session of spacing. Even though it’s got some traditional cruiser styling cues, it seems nothing like the standard. The nude frame and stubby tail are markings of a sports bike, but the moment your legs wrap around the bike’s wide framework, there is no confusing the XDiavel for a traditional, well, anything.
The very same chaps now took a different strain and came back up with a decision to give the bike a softer appearance that both showcases the magnanimous allure of lust. It’s called the “Iceberg White”.
It still, however, carries the same mechanicals on it with the engine block’s appearance enhanced by re-engineering the water pump to eliminate the unsightly cooling system plumbing. The blacked-out Twin appears as if chiselled out of a block of raw aluminium and seems especially clear and clean on the starboard end. Nevertheless, the opposite side, it has a couple distractions — mainly the hydraulic clutch hardware and ignition wiring.
The premium ‘S’ model elevates things further with its contrast-cut machined timing belt covers (similar in appearance to the Scrambler) and wheels, DRL, forks with DLC coating, Brembo M50 front brake callipers, a special seat and parts with machine – finished highlights plus a lot more which really give the X a polished appearance.
The DVT installment gives the best of both worlds: a flatter and more linear power character without sacrificing performance. Charges in a peppy 129 Nm peak torque arriving at 5000 rpm and peaking at 156 bhp @ 9500 rpm at which the red line is near the 10000 rpm marking. Mated to a slick-shifting six-speed gearbox, top speed is claimed to be over 250 kph and is capable of a 0-100 under 2.5 seconds. It makes use of a conventional belt final drive instead of the typical chain meeting.
It is electronically packed with all the barbarous Ducati Power Launch (DPL) system, individual engine power maps (Urban, Touring, and Sport), 8-way adjustable traction control and Ducati’s Panigale design IMU allows total control of the bike in every possible riding situation you can think about getting onto with this bike.
The Iceberg White made its debut in the 20th edition of the biggest European Custom and Cruiser event at Faaker See, Austria. About it making it to our beaches, we can’t say with any certainty as of yet, however we don’t see a reason why it will not make it here. The Thrilling Black x Diavel S currently retails at ₹ 19.3 lakh ex-showroom.