The Ducati XDiavel is the Italian company’s attempt at a cruiser. But, as our Jon Quirk discovers, it isn’t anything like a cruiser.

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44 COMMENTS

  1. its an epic looking bike, i took one for a test ride and he is right about the comfort, after riding for an hour it hurts lol.

  2. It seemed like it was a great-looking bike. I would've liked to see a more in-depth wander around it to take in some of the detail. Too rushed.

  3. Jon, you seen the MCN SV650 review just uploaded? wow they just tried to steal your review style…it was better than their usual review but no were near as good as your bike reviews. Keep it up!

  4. bike is very good but not comfortable to the back seat position from India?flat seat in good and lohar seat good ok dukarti

  5. Hi everybody can you please give me some suggestions on how to verify with videotape and a go pro hero 4 silver my 1299S when it intermittently and randomly and unexpectedly stalls out? Every time i take it to the dealer they said they can't duplicate the problem and Ducati of North America video taped my bike with no problems. But my 1299s still stalls out on me in congested stop in go traffic all the time and when I feather the clutch and drive between 0 to 15 mph on the street or freeway or on the street.However I'm an amateur and I just purchased a hero 4 go pro silver camera do you have suggestions on how to mount it to the 1299S gas tank ? I'm concerned with losing the camera what type a suction mount the go pro hero 4 camera? What I should use and what can I use in case the suction loses its grip to keep the camera from damaging the motorcycle and the camera in case it falls thanks advance for everything. The dealer said prove the 1299s is stalling out with video verification because they claim everything is checking out A ok on the computer test sheet with Ducati engineers and Ducati video tape that they won't show me What would you do? Thanks in advance for everything.

  6. the pillion seat is fine & safe with the backrest, compare any pillion seat even Harley Davidsons are no bigger or more comfortable. I found it fine on bad or b  roads & I am 65year old so a young man like yourself needs to man up or have 3 Weetabix before riding it, or have a go on a sports bike & u will then see what a hard ride ready is lol

  7. Great review! Had a chance to try the bike myself, the acceleration is definitely a lot faster than any traditional American cruiser. But the bike handles somehow strange, at very low speed the turning radius is huge, because of the long wheelbase(over 1.6m) and 30 degree rake. At speed, it turns very light and quickly, but in the turn, it feels strange because the 240mm rear tire, the contact patch is far away from the bike's center line. The launch control is more a launch assist, you release the clutch progressively, without practice, launch control can be slower than "manual" start. With that much power underneath you, it's scary to release the clutch at full throttle and over 9k rpm. The foot pegs are high off the ground, to give that 40 degree lean angle, but for me it's too high, and too far forward. It could be a better bike, or better cruiser, if, the wheel base is shorter, the rake is smaller, the rear tire is 200mm, and the rider triangle is more neutral, less cruiser-ish. Looks awesome though. Everyone I meet says, that's a sexy bike!

  8. What a fantastic moto beast! Maybe one cheek of lady booty max on the back – if on the rear pegs. Money be damned! You'll blow it on something else anyway…

  9. Save yourself the weight , the money , the douchebaggery and the absolute nightmare of owning a shitbox Ducati. Buy yourself a way more powerful , faster , better looking and reliable V-Max!

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