Ducati presents the limited edition XDiavel Nera – Roadracing World Magazine
Ducati presents the limited and numbered XDiavel Nera edition: “Elegance. Unlimited.”
Made in Italy design and craftsmanship combine with technology and innovation in a motorcycle made by Ducati in partnership with Poltrona Frau’s Interiors in Motion business unit
The XDiavel Nera will be produced in a numbered limited series of 500 units: it is characterized by the elegant “Black on Black” livery and by a special customizable seat in Pelle Frau®
The possibility of choosing between five different colors for the saddle and the delivery of a matching key ring and document holder enrich the personality of a motorcycle that makes individualization a distinctive feature
The XDiavel is Ducati’s techno-cruiser that expresses the power of opposites, combining the relaxed pace typical of the cruiser world with the sporty handling and thrilling performance of Ducati.
Borgo Panigale (BO) / Tolentino (MC), Italy, February 17, 2022 – The partnership between two brands that are ambassadors of Made in Italy in the world, such as Ducati and Poltrona Frau, has led to the creation of a fascinating project: the Ducati XDiavel Nera. The bike was presented to the public in the seventh episode of the Ducati World Première web series (direct link to the video here).
The XDiavel Nera project stems from the values shared by the two companies: the passion for design, the craftsmanship tradition, the use of cutting-edge technologies and the ability to innovate. The result is a motorcycle unique in character and aesthetics, which communicates Italian design, and it will be produced in a numbered edition limited to 500 units.
Andrea Ferraresi, director of Centro Stile Ducati: “The XDiavel Nera project was born from the encounter between two Italian excellences. Ducati and Poltrona Frau are two brands with a unique history, they share a passion for beauty and well-made objects, they are strongly Italian and make craftsmanship a distinctive element, always supporting it with sophisticated technological solutions and the use of high quality materials. The XDiavel Nera perfectly sums up the values that unite Ducati and Poltrona Frau. It is a unique motorcycle with an unmistakable identity, a splendid expression of Made in Italy excellence”.
Poltrona Frau is a leading company in high-end furniture and an ambassador of Italian excellence throughout the world. The collaboration with Ducati, introduced with the Ducati Scrambler Club Italia project, benefits from the experience acquired over the years by the Interiors in Motion area of Poltrona Frau. The Interiors in Motion Business Unit specializes in the design, construction and supply of distinctive leather interiors in the premium automotive, aviation, rail and offshore shipping sectors.
Giovanni Maiolo, director of the Poltrona Frau Interiors in Motion business unit: “There is great satisfaction for the work done with Ducati on the XDiavel Nera. We are proud to be part of this 100% Italian project that has fascinated us from the very beginning and has given us the opportunity to demonstrate once again our know-how and our ability to design in co-design projects by combining innovation and craftsmanship.”
The new XDiavel Nera is characterized by the “Black on Black” livery in which shiny and matt black parts alternate. This livery makes the XDiavel even sportier and is also reflected in a dedicated jet helmet, which XDiavel Nera owners can order with the bike. The bike is also enriched with some styling details that enhance its aesthetics, such as the brake calipers and cylinder head covers in Ducati Red color and the lightened and fully machined forged rims, painted in glossy black.
The most recognizable part of the XDiavel Nera is the special seat in Pelle Frau®: a supple natural leather saddled by hand, the result of years of research by Poltrona Frau. It is available in five different colors (Siam Red, Steel Blue, Cemento, India and Selva) and is personalized with a series of “X”s engraved through a sophisticated laser process, which recall the name of the motorcycle.
Ducati XDiavel is a motorcycle with a strong personality that focuses heavily on the concept of individualization. In this project, the possibility of personalization is expressed through the choice of the preferred color of the seat, to which is added a wider comfort saddle and a backrest, also in Pelle Frau® leather, suitable for traveling with two people. without sacrificing style.
The 500 Ducatisti enthusiasts who order XDiavel Nera will also receive an exclusive key ring and document holder in Pelle Frau® leather in the color to match that chosen for the saddle.
XDiavel is the result of a cross between two apparently different and distant universes. On the one hand, the relaxed low-speed pace typical of the Cruiser world and on the other hand the sporty handling and exciting Ducati performance. The perfect expression of this mix is given by the characteristics of the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine which, in combination with the belt final drive, ensures a smooth delivery at low revs and a full curve up to the highest revs. The Testastretta DVT 1262, clearly visible in the center of the bike, in Euro5 configuration delivers a maximum power of 160 hp at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.0 mkg at 5,000 rpm.
The frame of the bike, the reduced height from the ground of the saddle (755 mm) and the forward position of the footrests are designed to offer great ease and ride comfort when traveling at low speeds in complete relaxation and, at the same time. time, maximum pleasure in sporty driving. The combination of the tubular steel trellis frame, the front and rear suspensions and the dimensions of the chassis allow agility and controllability of the front axle, guaranteeing surprising handling.
XDiavel Nera is equipped at the rear with a 240mm wide tire mounted on a rim with an 8-inch channel that makes the bike easily recognizable from all angles, becoming a very distinctive style element. The particular profile of the tire also allows a maximum angle of inclination of 40°, an unthinkable value for a motorcycle of this type. The braking system is powerful and adjustable and is equipped, like the entire Ducati range, with ABS Cornering. At the front it is equipped with Brembo monobloc M50 calipers and two 320mm discs, while at the rear we can find a single 265mm disc.
The lighting system is entirely LED with a DRL daytime running light system in the front that is easily recognizable and of great visual impact. XDiavel Nera is equipped with the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which, by dynamically measuring the angles of roll and pitch as well as the speed of the relative setting variations, provides the information to the 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 color animated TFT display and dedicated key, in addition to the hands-free system, to be able to use the motorcycle with the key in your pocket or bag.
The individualization of the XDiavel also includes fully customizable ergonomics thanks to the three-position adjustable footrests, or thanks to the choice of Ducati Performance accessories that best suit your needs, including handlebars of different shapes and footrests rear relative to the standard or centrally located footpegs.
The XDiavel Nera can already be ordered with the seat in the preferred color and will be available in Ducati dealerships from March 2022. It is part of the Ducati XDiavel range alongside the essential XDiavel Dark and the sporty XDiavel S.
Since 1912, Poltrona Frau has been a protagonist in the world of made in Italy furniture. The art of production and constructive rigor with raw materials of excellence, such as Pelle Frau®. Premium solutions for home and office. Poltrona Frau also cultivates tradition and innovation in Interiors in Motion (cars, yachts, trains, planes) and Custom Interiors (auditoriums, theatres, airports, public spaces, shops/showrooms, yachting, offices and hotels), with collaborations with greatest international architects and designers. The driving force is the production site in Tolentino, in the Marche region, a knowledge factory rooted in the territory and always at the forefront of certification related to environmental sustainability and employee health and safety.
Business Unit – Moving Interiors
Born in the mid-1980s, the Interiors in Motion division of the Poltrona Frau Group goes beyond the limits of residential life, specializing in the creation, production and supply of distinctive leather interiors in the automotive, aviation, rail and high-end navigation.
An ambitious challenge that is renewed with each project: transposing the Poltrona Frau spirit into a constantly changing context, interpreting the particular characteristics of customers and the many constraints inherent in the different types, spaces and uses of these. Through constant research into materials, shapes and processes, Interiors in Motion has acquired a unique experience, able to combine the great craftsmanship tradition and attention to detail typical of Poltrona Frau with the most advanced and innovative trends in the sector. .
In addition to many recent projects developed in collaboration with Ferrari, the IIM division includes other prestigious brands, including McLaren with Speed Tail, Porsche with Panamera, JLR with Range Rover Autobiography, or Lamborghini with the Sian Limited Edition.
In the nautical field, on the other hand, it is worth mentioning the collaboration with the most important brands in the sector such as Ferretti Yacht, Pershing, Wally and Riva, regarding the development and production of helm station seats.