Testastretta DVT 1262

Ducati begins part two of the Ducati World Premier 2022 with the official unveiling of the new XDiavel Nera in partnership with Italian craftsmanship, Poltrona Frau.

The Ducati XDiavel Nera was the main protagonist of episode seventh of the DWP 2022 web series.

Born from the proud factory of Borgo Panigale, the XDiavel Nera comes to life from the values of two separate entity, Ducati and Poltrona Frau, that shares the same passion for design, craftsmanship, cutting-edge technologies and an aptitude for innovation.

The result is a sports cruiser produced in a numbered edition limited to just 500 units worldwide.

The Ducati XDiavel Nera features a ‘Black on Black’ livery that creates a sportier look enriched with Ducati Red aesthetics easily recognizable on the brake callipers and engine headcovers.

If that wasn’t enough, the XDiavel Nera comes with fully machined forged rims painted in glossy black.

However, the bike stands out thanks to the bespoke seat made of Pelle Frau (a soft natural leather saddled by hand developed by Poltrona Frau) available in five colours; Siam Red, Steel Blue Cemento, India and Selva.

The letter “X” is also visible on the seat, engraved through a sophisticated laser process to recall the name of the XDiavel.

Underneath the tubular steel frame sits the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine capable of pumping a maximum power output of 160hp @ 9,500rpm and 127Nm @ 5,000rpm.

The new Euro5 configuration also ensures the engine delivers a smoother response at low revs and a full curve up to the highest revs.

For 2022, Ducati also reduced the height from the ground of the saddle to 755mm to offer better riding ergonomics and comfort when travelling at low speed.

The XDiavel Nera also allow a maximum lean angle of 40-degree, thanks to a new 240mm wide tyre mounted on a rim with an 8″ channel.

Stopping power comes in the form of Brembo monobloc M50 callipers paired to a twin 320mm disc at the front and a single 265mm rear disc.

Other notable features include:

  • full-LED light with DRL
  • Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • ABS Cornering
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
  • Riding Modes
  • Cruise Control
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)

Owners can access its full electronic package via its colour animation TFT screen.

According to Ducati, the XDiavel Nera will make its way to the dealership in March 2022 (presumably a later date for the Malaysian market) and fits into the XDiavel range alongside the XDiavel Dark and XDiavel S.


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