DU­CATI XDI­AVEL S

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

£18,395 EMMA FRANKLIN FUEL: 18 litres @ 44mpg = 173 miles WEIGHT: 247kg SEAT: 755mm POWER: 156bhp TORQUE: 95ftlb

There’s noth­ing I like more than a beau­ti­fully clean and cor­ro­sion-free chain, which is why I love the belt­driven Du­cati. This is the first time I’ve had a belt-drive bike and it’s been a rev­e­la­tion. After I got over my own per­sonal prej­u­dices about rid­ing a bike pow­ered by a rub­ber band, I’ve re­ally en­joyed the free­dom that’s come from not be­ing a slave to chain main­te­nance. There’s no hav­ing to take chain lube with you on long jour­neys, no worry about be­ing caught out in a rain storm on a week­end away and watch­ing your chain slowly dis­colour be­fore your eyes. And there’s no chain lube flung about all over the place, which makes keep­ing the wheels and swingarm clean re­ally easy. I’m a con­vert.

No rust, mess or lube - Emm’s a con­vert

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