DU­CATI XDI­AVEL S

£18,395

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

FUEL 18 litres @ 44mpg = 173 miles WEIGHT 247kg SEAT 755mm POWER 156bhp TORQUE 156bhp EMMA FRANKLIN The rider Emma Franklin 125GP racer with a love of sports and per­for­mance

HEIGHT 5ft 7in WEIGHT 59kg emma.franklin@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com The Xdi­avel has proved it’s the cruiser that thinks it’s a sports­bike, but on a re­cent 250-mile trip up to Anglesey, I found that the belt-drive be­he­moth does a fair im­pres­sion of a tourer, too. De­spite not hav­ing a screen, mo­tor­way cruis­ing wasn’t bad. The only slight dis­com­fort was from the up­right seat­ing po­si­tion putting pres­sure on my bum. The traf­fic-free stretch of the A55 through North Wales also saw me try out the S-model’s cruise con­trol. It on was sim­ply a case of press­ing the ‘on’ but­ton on the left-hand switchgear and then tog­gling the speed up or down with the same switch. Easy peasy.

Cruise mis­sile with cruise con­trol 003505

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