RED-HOT XDI­AVEL

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When the Xdi­avel burst onto the scene in 2016, its rad­i­cal styling took the world by storm. With such a dis­tinc­tive look, it takes a brave per­son to re­mas­ter it, but vet­eran cus­tomiser Fred Krug­ger was keen to have a go. The re­sult is clean, fu­tur­is­tic and pow­er­ful – ev­ery­thing the Xdi­avel rep­re­sents.

Krug­ger, win­ner of two Cus­tom Bike World Cham­pi­onships, in­tended the Thiver­val to build on the power cruiser aes­thetic of the Xdi­avel, with­out los­ing the Du­cati DNA, which is why the orig­i­nal head­light re­mains. Mov­ing away from tra­di­tional Du­cati looks, the trel­lis frame has been cov­ered to sim­plify the lines al­though the en­gine re­mains un­touched. The rest of the bike’s shape, such as the seat and tank, has been com­pletely re­built and the shapes ac­cen­tu­ated by al­ter­nat­ing use of matt, gloss and chrome fin­ishes.

The tail of the bike has to be our per­sonal high­light be­cause of the in­te­grated rear light and the stun­ning un­der­seat ex­haust. Might be a bit warm though.

Clas­sic Du­cati Di­avel dash re­mains

Iconic trel­lis frame is com­pletely hid­den

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