2020 Ducati XDiavel S

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

XDiavel S right side
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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XDiavel S left side
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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