The new Ducati XDiavel has a focus on low-rpm torque, with 95 ft/lbs of pulling power arriving at just 5000 rpm. Producing this power is the new Testastretta DVT 1262 L-twin, which features Desmodromic Variable Timing to give it plenty of power across a wide rev range.With longer rake, the XDiavel offers a more relaxed ride than the original Diavel, plus the ergonomics can be personalized with four footpeg positions, five choices of seats, and three different handlebar bends.
The XDiavel still says performance via its Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires and high-end Brembo Monoblock front calipers. The Ducati Safety Pack is standard (Bosch cornering ABS, traction control), plus cruise control and the first belt-drive on a Ducati.Read our Ducati XDiavel Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 Ducati XDiavel Specs:
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled Testastretta DVT 1262 L-twin w/ four desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
New 120th Anniversary H-Ds + Andrew Hewkin, Artist and philanthropist
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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The new 120th Anniversary Harleys have been announced today, and in this week’s first segment Editor Don Williams takes us through the exciting updates to four models. The hero is probably the latest RoadGlide CVO with its spectacular 120th livery and badging.
In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with celebrated artist and philanthropist, Andrew Hewkin.
Andrew chats about his life of unusual coincidences which have taken him on an unexpected and entertaining journey. Traveling through more than one hundred countries, Andrew captured the flavor and essence of the world. He takes us through a few of his hair-raising stories of travel and intrigue that he has expressed visually through over fifty years of his art.
He is a regular contributor to Childline Rocks in his capacity as Cultural Attaché for the Sons of Royalty annual motorcycle ride, and paintings of Cuba, Marrakech, Mexico, and most recently Kerala in Southern India, have been auctioned off for the charity. His work has also contributed to ‘The Princes Trust’, ‘Heart on my Sleeve’, ‘Fight for Sight’, ‘Cancer Trusts’ and many others.
Andrew is a supremely talented, kind, and fascinating man.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!
Andrew’s biography “Before the Paint Dries…” is available on his website AndrewHewkin.com