Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle Review Specs Price

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle

The matte black color of the XDiavel Dark brings out the beauty of the Ducati cruiser’s shapes. On the XDiavel Dark, the black color goes all the way down to the gears and finishes, making Ducati’s “Reduce to the Max” design philosophy stand out even more. The XDiavel Dark, which is the entrance to the XDiavel world, shows how pure and simple it is.

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle – Features and Specs

Testastretta DVT 1262

The twin-cylinder Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, which is the heart of the XDiavel, can produce a maximum of 152 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum of 92.9 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm.

Torque always available

At 2,100 rpm, about 80% of the XDiavel’s full power is available almost right away. This means that you can speed up without changing gears by simply opening the throttle. Just like a boat should be. Instead, the peak power of 92.9 lb-ft happens at 5,000 rpm, which is a pretty low speed for a Ducati twin-cylinder engine. If you want the most power, you need to get the rev clock to 9,500 rpm, which gives the wheel 152 hp.

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle

Ducati Power Launch

With the Ducati Power Launch, the true spirit of the XDiavel can be shown. The Bosch IMU, which controls the gas, makes sure that this system can start quickly and safely.

The DPL has three assistance modes, and level 1 is the best one for getting the most done.

The DPL is controlled by hitting the button on the right side of the switch. Once it’s turned on, you can choose the amount of involvement from the dashboard menu that pops up. Once the level is chosen, the rider has to use the clutch, put the bike in first gear, and open the gas all the way. At this point, all you have to do to make a quick start is slowly let go of the clutch.

When you go over 120 km/h, put the car in third gear, or slow down to less than 5 km/h, the system turns off automatically. To protect the clutch, the technology uses a program that only lets you start the car a certain number of times in a row. As the bike is used, the starts are reset one by one.


The Ride-by-Wire technology is an electrical connection between the engine and the fuel grip on the XDiavel. This lets the right amount of power be set based on which Riding Mode is chosen.

The accelerator wire is no longer the only thing that controls how much power the engine gets. Instead, the cable goes through the control unit, which uses the information it receives to electronically control how much the throttle opens.

The RbW system controls the amount of power with three different maps: Sport, Touring, and Urban.

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Belt transmission

The XDiavel is the first Ducati to have a belt end drive. The system was made by Ducati experts for the XDiavel so that the power from the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 could be sent reliably and safely. This is a must-have in the cruiser world.

Forward foot pegs

The basic idea behind the XDiavel ergonomic was an easy riding position, like on a real cruiser, with a low seat and forward foot pegs. The XDiavel’s foot pegs can be moved to three different places (+/- 22.5 mm from the normal position).

Also, a Ducati Performance “central foot pegs” kit will be sold as an extra for people who like to ride in a more sports-oriented way. The XDiavel promises a maximum lean angle of 40 degrees, which is unheard of for bikes with foot pegs in front.

Adjustable suspension

The changeable shocks on the XDiavel make long rides very comfortable and give you full control even when going fast.

The XDiavel has a 50 mm front fork with black anodized sheaths that can be fully changed in compression, extension, and spring preload (the S version also has stems with DLC coating). On the left stem of the fork are the compression register and spring charge. The extension register is on the right stem. With a tail of 130 mm and a steering angle of 30°, the XDiavel is set up to have a quick and easy-to-control front end. This gives it great handling and a noticeable steering angle. On the other hand, the XDiavel has a separate fuel tank and a mono-shock that can be adjusted for spring loading and length at the back. The shock absorber is placed almost horizontally and works with progressive mechanics.

Brembo braking system

The Brembo brake system with Bosch 9.1ME ABS Cornering comes standard on the XDiavel. Bosch’s IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) base is used by ABS Cornering to make sure that the front and back wheels have the right amount of stopping power, even in tough situations and when turning.

The high-quality Brembo parts, ABS, special suspension set-up, and Pirelli Enhanced Patch Technology make sure that the XDiavel has great stopping power and is safe for users of any skill level and in any weather.

The system can be more or less sensitive, and the rider can choose the amount of involvement based on their experience and the road and/or use conditions.

There are three ABS profiles: Expert, Sport, and Safe & Stable. They are all set up by default in each of the three Riding Modes, but you can call up each one separately using an easy-to-use menu.

Tires and wheels

The front wheel is 3.5 inches by 17 inches, and the back wheel is 8 inches by 17 inches. The big back tyre uses double-compound technology to improve grip during the most extreme turning. It also uses Enhanced Patch Technology to make the contact area as large as possible at any angle of lean. The shape of the tread and the materials used make sure that it works well in all situations, especially when it’s wet.

Riding Mode

Riding Modes, one of Ducati’s newest technologies, is built into the XDiavel. The three Riding Modes work by merging different cutting-edge technologies, such as Ride-by-Wire, Ducati Traction Control, and ABS Cornering Bosch.

The Riding Mode Urban changes the XDiavel’s personality right away, making it a safe mode of transportation that is easy to handle. The power is cut down to 100 hp, the DTC is set to level 6, and the ABS mode is set to Safe & Stable. This makes sure that the car always moves safely, even on bumpy roads or when there’s a lot of traffic.

The Riding Mode Touring lets the engine use all of its 152 hp, but the power curve is smooth and easy to handle. The DTC is set to level 4 and the ABS is on Safe & Stable. This makes for a nice and calm ride, which is perfect for long trips when the rider and passenger want to be as comfortable as possible.

With an exact, skilled touch on the pedal, the 152 hp engine in Riding Mode Sport is pure fun. In Sport Mode, the DTC is turned down to level 2 and the ABS is set to Sport mode. This lets you enjoy the XDiavel’s ability without any limitations.

Ducati Traction Control

DTC is a very smart device that works like a “filter” between the right hand of the user and the back wheel.

DTC is a very smart device that works like a “filter” between the right hand of the user and the back wheel. In just a few milliseconds, DTC can record and then control how fast the back wheel is spinning. This helps improve the bike’s performance and active safety.

The system has eight different levels, and each one is designed to allow for a certain amount of rear end moving. This makes it perfect for riders with different levels of skill. Level one is meant for more experienced riders and good riding conditions, and it has less interaction. Level eight, on the other hand, has more interaction and was made to give all riders full trust, even when it’s wet and slippery.

In each of the three Riding Modes, the DTC levels are already set, but the rider can change them individually by using an easy-to-use menu. This lets the bike fit the rider’s needs best.

Full LED lighting system with DRL

The front headlight of the XDiavel S is large and has a Daytime Running Light. The DRL is a special light that makes the bike easy to see during the day. Its shape also makes the XDiavel S easy to spot even in the sun.

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle – Price

The new Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle is available at $22,395 only.

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2023 Naked Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type Testastretta DVT 1262, V2 – 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmodromic Variable Timing, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Displacement 1,262 cc (77.0 cu in)
Bore x Stroke 106 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.0:1
Power 152 hp (112 kW) @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 12.8 kgm (126 Nm, 92.9 lb ft) @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel Injection Electronic fuel injection system, Øeq 56 mm elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
Gearbox 6 speed
Primary drive Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Ratio 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive Belt, front sprocket z28, rear sprocket z80
Clutch Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control


Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Front suspension Adjustable Ø 50 mm usd fork
Front Wheel Light alloy, cast, 3.5″x17″
Front Tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension Preload and rebound adjustable monoshock, remote reservoir, single-sided cast/trellis frame swingarm
Rear Wheel Light alloy, cast, 8.0″ x 17″
Rear Tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 240/45 ZR17
Wheel Travel (Front/Rear) 120 mm / 110 mm (4.7 in / 4.3 in)
Front Brake 2 x Ø 320 mm semifloating discs, radial mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston M4.32 callipers, PR18/19 radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Ø 265 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS


Instrumentation 3.5″ TFT colour display and dedicated warning light display
Dry Weight 221 kg (487 lb)
Curb Weight 247 kg (545 lb)
Seat Height 755 mm (29.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,615 mm (63.6 in)
Rake 30°
Trail 130 mm (5.1 in)
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 l (4.8 US gal)
Number of Seats 2


Safety Equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Full-LED lighting system
Standard Equipment Ducati Power Launch, Cruise control, Hands-free, Backlit handlebar switches, 3.5″ TFT colour display


Warranty 24 months, unlimited mileage
Maintenance Service Intervals 15,000 km (9,000 mi) / 12 months
Valve Clearance Check 30,000 km (18,000 mi)