DU­CATI FIXES BURN­ING IS­SUE

New Xdi­avel ex­haust looks much cooler

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Ear­lier this year Du­cati re­leased a mid-con­trol set of footrests for the Xdi­avel, which placed your right foot very close to the ex­haust. This made it very easy to put your foot right in the fir­ing line of the ex­haust gases, which were hot enough to melt through boots – as MCN dis­cov­ered.

At the time Du­cati said there was a heat shield miss­ing from our test model but th­ese spy shots sug­gest that was just an in­terim mea­sure.

The Xdi­avel pho­tographed here has a new sin­gle ex­haust that ex­its down­wards away from the footrests. The ex­haust looks like a fin­ished pro­duc­tion item as the curves are neat and the cover ap­pears nicely fin­ished. It’s very sim­i­lar to the Ter­mignoni af­ter­mar­ket ex­haust and we ex­pect it will also have a shroud sim­i­lar to the Termi item.

There’s a larger LED clus­ter on the rear but we as­sume that is be­cause the metal plate at­tached to the rear of the bike is ob­scur­ing the stan­dard unit.

The Tacita Rally is a great-look­ing and prac­ti­cal off-roader 1 2

The new ex­haust may an­noy worms but at least your boots should be safe EXCLUSI SPYSHOTS VE

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