The second episode of the Ducati 2021 World Premiere web series saw the launch of new XDiavel and Scrambler variants. Last week, the Italian motorcycle company kicked things off with the Multistrada V4. This time, CEO Claudio Domenicali and brand director Claudio de Angeli presented the latest updates to its cruiser and roadster lineups.
First, Ducati debuted the XDiavel’s Dark and Black Star versions. Dark refers to the model’s matte black color, which extends to its mechanical components, plates, and finishes. According to Ducati, it represents “purity, essentiality, and the gateway to the XDiavel world.”
Meanwhile, the Black Star emphasizes the cruiser’s sporty side. Inspired by sports cars, this version features crosscuts of matte gray, black, and red. The red engine head covers and high-grip suede fabric seat, Ducati says, are reminiscent of the “100% Ducati soul” and its “sportiness.”
The 2021 XDiavel range is equipped with the Euro 5-compliant Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 twin-cylinder engine, which delivers a maximum power output of 160hp at 9,500rpm and max torque of 27Nm at 5,000rpm.
Ducati also announced the addition of the Nightshift, Icon 800 Red, and Desert Sled Sparking Blue variants to the Scrambler lineup. The visually compact Nightshift—in Aviator Grey—has a cafe racer-style flat seat, wide handlebar, spoked wheels, and side number plate.
The Desert Sled complements a blue color scheme with red and white details, while paying tribute to the ’80s Enduro bikes with some gold rims. Other features include an anti-slip seat lining, 200mm of fork travel, and a headlight mesh guard. Lastly, the Scrambler Icon 800 Red will now come in Ducati Red (obviously) aside from the original Yellow 62.
Watch episode two of the 2021 Ducati World Premiere below: