2020 Ducati XDiavel S

Ducati’s ultimate power cruiser has all the bells and whistles.

2020 Ducati XDiavel SDucati

Ducati opted to leave well enough alone with the 2020 XDiavel S. The Italian performance cruiser retains the same liquid-cooled, 1,262cc Testastretta V-twin engine from the previous year, a superbike-derived, Desmodromic Variable Timing system-enhanced mill that owners have come to love for its punchy kick and seemingly endless power. Complemented by a fully adjustable, Diamond Like Coating-treated fork, a spring-preload- and rebound-damping-adjustable shock, antilock-equipped Brembo braking components, and sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires, the XDiavel S has proven an incredibly responsive and nimble on-road performer. "The XDiavel handles surprisingly lightly for a long, long motorcycle with a big, fat 240mm-wide rear tire," testers reported after sampling the original model in 2016. That's not the type of comment you often hear about a machine with a sub-30-inch seat height, forward-mount controls, and a relaxed riding position.

The premium status of the XDiavel S comes from the inclusion of a daytime running light, backlit handlebar switches, a Bluetooth module, and infotainment system. There are also machined aluminum mirrors and belt covers, plus an upgraded “premium” seat. Those refined touches equate to a $3,500-higher MSRP than the standard XDiavel.

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2020 Ducati XDiavel SDucati

Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $24,495
Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, two-cylinder
Displacement 1,262cc
Bore x Stroke 106.0mm x 71.5mm
Horsepower 156.0 hp @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 95.0 lb.-ft. @ 5,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 29.7 in.
Rake 30°
Trail 5.1 in.
Front Suspension 50mm fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload and rebound adjustable; 4.3-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 240/45-17
Wheelbase 63.6 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.7 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 545 lb.

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