After nine new exciting unveilings in 2021, the Ducati Web Series is back for 2022 with the first presentation of the year already done and dusted just a few days ago.
“The Ducati World Première web series, exploiting the power of digital channels, allows us to reach the large community of Ducatisti from all over the world, creating new opportunities for interaction and dialogue and overcoming the geographical and organizational barriers that have continued to remain so relevant in recent months,” said Patrizia Cianetti, Ducati Marketing and Communications Director.
“We are convinced that no one else could present the details of Ducati projects better than those people who actually work on them with dedication and passion throughout the whole year,” added Cianetti.
Coming back to the web series, the company’s first unveiling for 2022 was the Ducati XDiavel Nera Limited Edition.
Co-developed by Ducati and high-end Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau, the new XDiavel Nera is characterized by the “Black on Black” liveryin which gloss and matt black portions alternate.
This livery makes the XDiavel even sportier and is also reflected in a dedicated jet helmet, which owners of XDiavel Nera can order together with the bike. The bike is also enriched by some style details that enhance its aesthetics, such as the brake calipers and engine head covers in Ducati Red colour and the lightened and fully machined forged rims, painted in gloss black.
The most recognizable part of the XDiavel Nera is the special seat made of Pelle Frau: a soft natural leather saddled by hand, the result of years of research by Poltrona Frau.
It is available in five different colours (Siam Red, Steel Blue, Cemento, India and Selva) and is customized with a series of “X” engraved through a sophisticated laser process, which recall the name of the bike.
Ducati XDiavel is a motorcycle with a strong personality that focuses heavily on the concept ofindividualization. In this project, the possibility of customization is expressed through the choice of preferred colour for the seat, to which are added a wider comfort saddle and a backrest, also in Pelle Frau leather, suitable for travelling in two without sacrificing style.
The 500 Ducatisti enthusiasts who order XDiavel Nera will also receive an exclusive key ring and document holder made of Pelle Frau leather in the matching colour to the one chosen for the saddle.
Powering the XDiavel Nera is the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine which produces 160 hp and 124 Nm of torque.
The XDiavel Nera is also equipped at the rear with a 240 mm wide tyremounted on a rim with an 8-inch channel that makes the bike easily recognizable from any angle, becoming a highly distinctive style element. The particular profile of the tyre also allows a maximum lean angle of 40 degrees.
The braking system comprises ABS Cornering, Brembo monobloc M50 calipers, and two 320 mm discs, while at the rear we can find a single 265 mm disc.
The lighting system is full-LED with a DRL daytime running light system on the front that is easily recognizable and of great visual impact. XDiavel Nera is equipped with Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which, by dynamically measuring the roll and pitch angles as well as the speed of the relative set-up variations, provides the information to ABS Cornering.
This system, together with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Riding Modes, Cruise Control and Ducati Power Launch (DPL), make the XDiavel Nera a technologically advanced, high-performance and safe motorcycle.
The electronic equipment is completed by the two-level dashboard with colour animation TFT screen and dedicated key-on, in addition to the hands-free system, to be able to use the motorcycle with the key in your pocket or bag.
That being said, only 500 units of the Ducati XDiavel Nera will be made, and it remains unknown if it will ever make it to this part of the world.