Bike India

Refreshed Ducati XDiavel, Super Sport and Scrambler for 2021


DUCATI RECENTLY REVEALED THE 2021 iterations of several models, including their most practical fully faired motorcycle, the SuperSport 950. The new bike features all-new bodywork, bringing it visually closer to the flagship Panigale line-up, with an aggressive headlight design and new side fairings. The 937-cc V-twin motor remains unchanged, except for BS6 compliance, and continues to churn out 110 hp and 93 Nm of twist. Other updates include a hydraulica­lly actuated clutch, a new-age electronic­s package featuring a six-axis IMU and three riding modes, and a full-colour 4.3-inch TFT rider interface.

The 2021 version of Ducati’s XDiavel power cruiser will be available in two new colour schemes, namely the Dark and Black Star. The XDiavel Dark follows a long line of similarly designated models, starting with the 1998 Monster 600 Dark and, as with all “Dark” models so far, the bike features a matte black paint finish and blacked-out components.

The XDiavel Black Star features a similarly understate­d dark theme, although somewhat livened up by grey elements on the tank and belly pan and the red streaks running down the side of the tank. While both these variants remain mechanical­ly unchanged, the motor is now BS6-compliant and the bikes get a few high-spec components, including Brembo M50 monobloc calipers, daytime lighting, Bluetooth connectivi­ty, and lightweigh­t forged wheels.

Ducati have also revised their popular Scrambler range, with the existing Icon and Desert Sled variants getting new colourways and BS6-compliant versions of the existing 803-cc air-cooled V-twin; however, the big news is the addition of a new Nightshift variant. The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift features a dark grey and black colour combinatio­n and is endowed with sporty bits such as a flat handlebar and bar-end mirrors. It runs on 18-inch and 17-inch spoke wheels and gets a new flat bench seat. Expect to see all these new Ducatis in Indian showrooms next year.

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