Ducati is doing a five-part web debut for its 2021 models, and today we saw the second installment, which focused on the XDiavel and Scrambler range.
If you were expecting big changes and new bikes, you probably left the video feeling disappointed, as there were none.
However, if you are a fan of these two unique genres in Ducati’s motorcycle offering, then there might be some hidden surprises for you.
In the Ducati XDiavel camp, we see that the big news of the day is that the performance cruiser gets homologated for Euro5. For the markets where this is applicable, this means an noteworthy increase in horsepower, to 158hp (118 kW).
This is thanks to a redesigned exhaust system and new engine mapping. For the US market however, we will continue to get the Euro4 machines, where peak power is 150hp (112 kW).
Gone is the base model, replaced by a new “Dark” version – aptly named the Ducati XDiavel Dark. As the name implies, everything has been blacked out.
The US will continue to get the Ducati XDiavel S model, but we will not receive the very attractive looking Ducati XDiavel Black Star model (featured in the headline photo), which touts having forged aluminum wheels and subtle black, grey, and red paint scheme.
Pricing on the 2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark starts at $19,999 MSRP, while the 2021 Ducati XDiavel S will hit your wallet for $23,695 MSRP.