THE 2016 DUCATI XDIAVEL & 959 PANIGALE IS HERE!Posted On: February 15, 2016 By : AutoLife Team
Ducati Nepal has entered the Cruiser domain in Nepal with the XDiavel S, an up-spec version of the XDiavel, a true Cruiser with all the design, technology and performance one expects from a Ducati thoroughbred. Called the XDiavel, it brings together two worlds: the Cruiser world – low speeds, relaxed riding, long journeys and feet forward ergonomics – and the Ducati world, characterised by Italian style, refined engineering and unparalleled performance.5,000, 60, 40. Three numbers that sum up the XDiavel concept. ‘5,000 as in the rpm at which the twin-cylinder engine achieves maximum torque (13.1 kgm). Extremely low revs for a Ducati engine but perfect for a Cruiser. Moreover, at 2,100 rpm the XDiavel power unit already ensures a torque of over 10 kgm, with an extremely flat curve all the way to the rev-limiter. Yet the engine remains a Ducati engine through and through, with a maximum power of 156 hp and thrilling performance across the rev range.’60, as in the number of different ergonomic configurations for the rider.’ The XDiavel provides vast scope for personalisation thanks to 4 different footrest positions, 5 different seats and three different handlebars. It’s also possible to fit a comfier passenger seat, even with a small backrest. All this, then, because comfortable riding means full “low speed excitement”.
Lastly, 40, as in the maximum attainable lean angle. The XDiavel is a Ducati and as such ensures dynamic performance and the thrill of a sports bike, but only when you really want to push it to the limit. Frame, suspension, brakes and the chassis set-up have been designed to maximise sports-style riding fun, but without compromising on the comfort and easy handling that are essential when exploring the highways at a more relaxed pace.The 2016 XDiavel S features a larger displacement engine, a 1262cc Ducati Testastretta L-Twin with Desmodromic Variable Timing. The increased displacement, combined with the use of the DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) system, allows for incredibly full, but also fluid, torque distribution even at low speeds, while ensuring sports performance at full throttle. In addition, the Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 is extremely well designed.The XDiavel is the first Ducati to use final belt drive. The system has been developed for XDiavel in order to guarantee reliable and safe power transmission. The benefits of the belt are silence, cleanliness, less maintenance and a fluid response when the throttle is twisted, as suits a Cruiser.Talking about the features, the XDiavel S enjoys cutting-edge electronics and technology, at the top of the Ducati range. Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Riding Modes, Cruise Control, Hands Free, TFT Dashboard,electric locks with red back-lit keys, DRL (Daytime Running Light) at the front, forks with DLC coating, Brembo M50 front brake callipers, a special seat and parts with machine-finished highlights. The XDiavel S is distinguished by glossy black paint instead of matte.
In addition to the XDiavel S, the company has also launched the 959 Panigale in the Nepalese market. The 959 Panigale is essentially an updated version of the 899. The Ducati 959 Panigale shares the same innovative stylistic features that characterise its ‘bigger brother’, the 1299 Panigale – but with an engine designed for a more enjoyable everyday riding experience and more thrills on the race track. The new 955 cc twin-cylinder power unit, the first Superquadro to have obtained Euro 4* type-approval, comes with a new stroke length and other innovations that have given rise to an even more impressive torque curve and increased maximum power, now 157 hp at 10.500 rpm. The increased torque and maximum power values do not imply shorter service intervals, therefore, valve clearance inspections are still only required every 24,000 kilometres (15,000 miles). For pricing, contact Ducati Nepal