Ducati XDiavel is expected to launch in India in March 2021 in the expected price range of ₹ 17,50,000 to ₹ 18,00,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to XDiavel are Triumph Rocket 3, Harley-Davidson Fat Boy & BMW R18. Another bike similar to XDiavel is Harley-Davidson Custom 1250 which is launching in December 2020 in India.
There’s more than just an X-tra letter in the XDiavel’s name – it has footpegs that are further forward, and a swept-back handlebar for a more traditional cruiser seating position. You can also choose different types of seats, but the customisation doesn’t stop there.
The electronics allow you to choose from three different riding modes, thanks to the ride-by-wire throttle. The engine is tuned differently than the Diavel’s, and it makes more torque across the rev range. The peak is at a lowly 5000 rpm, which helps with quick overtakes out on the highway, and another function that the Diavel doesn’t have yet: launch control. That low-down torque doesn’t mean that it has lost any appetite for revs, though – it still remains manic if you choose to rev it to the redline. All this fury doesn’t mean higher maintenance – the XDiavel transmits its power to the rear wheel via belt drive, so maintenance is less compared to the chain-driven Diavel.
All these traits will most likely be retained in the BS6-compliant version of the bike. The BS4 iteration was powered by a 1,262cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which makes 150bhp at 9,500rpm and 126Nm at 5,000rpm. The BS6-bound changes in the motor might result in marginal variations in its power output over the BS4 trim.
As of now, the exact India launch timeline of the Ducati XDiavel BS6 is unknown. There is no real competition to the motorcycle, but the Harley-Davidson V-Rod and the Yamaha V-Max are cut from the same cloth as the Ducati XDiavel.