2018 Ducati iceberg white XDiavel

Ducati unveils white XDiavel as sale stalls

Ducati have released images of an Iceberg White XDiavel S as owners Volkswagen have stalled on plans to sell the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. White doesn’t seem right for a bike named after the devil, but it certainly looks fantastic. Ducati Australia says it is a 2018 model and will be available about February/March costing about $300 …

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak 1262cc

Ducati Multistrada gets 1262cc twin

Ducati will fit a 1262cc L-twin engine in its Multistrada next year and maybe use the engine in its Diavel models. The change in engine has been unveiled in an official statement by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Currently the 1200cc Testastretta 11 DVT engine is used in the Multistrada with a slightly detuned …

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Ducati XDiavel by Fred Krugger Diavel

More Ducati Diavel variants coming?

Ducati has revealed a radical custom XDiavel which could point to more variants as deliveries of their limited edition Diavel Diesel begin arriving in Australia. Belgian custom designer Fred Krugger has turned his attention to the XDiavel to produce the “Thiveral”, named after a race track near Paris. His one-off design, unveiled at the Bikers’ …

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Ducati XDiavel

Ducati recalls XDiavel on two issues

Ducati Australia has recalled the new feet-forward XDiavel cruiser over loose side stands and loose nuts on the final drive. This follows separate recalls worldwide over the past couple of weeks for these issues. The official Australian recall notice issued today (October 31, 2016) through the ACCC reads: The potential loosening of the front pulley …

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Traction control Harley-Davidson 2017 launch

Harley-Davidson to add traction control?

Could traction control be coming to the 2017 Harley-Davidson fleet? The clue comes in the invitation to the world’s media to attend the launch of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycle range in Seattle suggesting traction control could be introduced. The words “more control” are accompanied by “more power” and “better handling” to indicate the updates to …

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Ducati XDiavel

Ducati XDiavel raises cruiser bar

The Ducati XDiavel raises the bar on how serious a relaxed-position cruiser can be in terms of performance, writes motorcycle journalist James Pralija. I was one of the sceptics when the original Diavel was first unveiled – it didn’t seem quite right and appeared as enticing as a Trump campaign policy. Beneath the toupee though, …

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2016 Ducati XDiavel S

Ducati recalls newest and rarest models

Ducati has recalled it newest model, the XDiavel S, over a faulty rear wheel installation and the rare and the expensive 2014 1199 Superleggera for clutch problems. The XDiavel S recall notice says there is a possibility that the rear wheel rim might have been installed the wrong way with the four rear wheel shaft …

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Ducati XDiavel S

Ducati release prices for 2016 models

Ducati Australia has kept a lid on most prices for their 2016 models and replaced the Monster 659 with the Scrambler 400 as its only learner model. However, it’s as hefty price tag for learners to get on to a Ducati with LAMS Scrambler 400 at $11,990, just $1000 less than the 800cc Scrambler Icon and the previous Minster 659.   …

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