Two Italian powerhouses have joined forces to create the limited edition XDiavel Nera. The XDiavel Nera project comes to life from the values shared by the two companies: the passion for design, craftsmanship tradition, the use of cutting-edge technologies, and an aptitude for innovation. The result is a motorcycle that is unique in its character and aesthetics, which communicate Italian design, and only 500 units will be produced worldwide.
According to Andrea Ferraresi, Director of the Centro Stile Ducati, the XDiavel Nera was “born from the encounter between two Italian excellences: Ducati and Poltrona Frau. “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 summarizes the values that unite Ducati and Poltrona Frau. It is a unique motorcycle with an unmistakable identity, a splendid expression of the excellence of Made in Italy.”
Poltrona Frau is a leading company in high-end furniture and an ambassador of Italian excellence all over the world. The collaboration with Ducati, introduced with the Ducati Scrambler Club Italia project, benefits from the experience gained over the years by the Interiors in Motion area of Poltrona Frau.
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 ride and thrilling performance of Ducati. The new XDiavel Nera is characterized by the “Black on Black” livery in 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 color 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 colors Siam Red, Steel Blue, Cemento, India, and Selva, and is customized with a series of “X” engraved through a sophisticated laser process, which recalls the name of the bike.
The 500 Ducatisti enthusiasts who order XDiavel Nera will also receive an exclusive keyring and document holder made of Pelle Frau leather in the matching color to the one chosen for the saddle.
XDiavel is the result of a crossover between two different and distant universes. On the one hand, the relaxed pace at low speed is typical of the Cruiser world, and on the other the sporty riding and exciting performance of Ducati. The perfect expression of this mix is given by the characteristics of the Testastretta DVT 1262 engine which, in combination with the final belt drive, ensures 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 output of 162 Ps at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 129 Nm at 5,000 rpm.
The XDiavel Nera can already be ordered with the seat in the preferred color and will be available in dealerships in the Ducati network starting from March 2022. It fits into the Ducati XDiavel range alongside the essential XDiavel Dark and the sporty XDiavel S.
Should the XDiavel Nera becomes available here in the country, its price tag is sure going to fetch upwards of PHP 2-million.