Ducati’s XDiavel 2021 cruiser range will see new Dark and Black Star variants join the mid-spec S, when it hits showrooms in the first half of next year.

Entry to the refreshed line-up starts with the XDiavel Dark, which is priced from $29,390 rideaway, followed by the S and Black Star which will check in from $36,100 and $37,590, respectively.

Distinguishing the XDiavel Dark, as its name suggests, is a matte black livery and paint treatment which extends to mechanical parts including the engine.

Ducati XDiavel Dark 2021
Ducati XDiavel 2021 Dark.

Meanwhile, the range-topping Black Star takes on a similar black colour scheme but gains red accents throughout, with a livery which Ducati says takes inspiration from the world of sportscars.

The Ducati XDiavel Black Star wears unique gloss-black forged wheels, for a weight saving of two kilograms, wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres.

As part of the transition to Euro5 emission standards, Ducati engineers have squeezed an extra 6kW out of the bike’s 1262cc Testastretta L-twin, for a maximum output of 119kW and 127Nm.

Ducati XDiavel 2021 Black Star
Ducati XDiavel 2021 Black Star.

Like before, the Ducati XDiavel range is equipped with an advanced rider-assistance suite by Bosch, which includes things like lean-angle-sensitive traction control and ABS, three rider modes, cruise control and launch control.

Other standard features include adjustable suspension, full LED lighting and a TFT instrument cluster.

Stepping up to the XDiavel S adds Brembo M50 front callipers, daytime running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, machine-finished trim pieces, billet aluminium mirrors and aluminium belt covers.

Ducati XDiavel 2021 Black Star
Ducati XDiavel 2021 Black Star.

The range-topping XDiavel Black Star sees a gloss black engine and belt covers, unique seat upholstery and forged side frame plates.

Ducati offers three accessory packages, dubbed Sport Pack, Touring Pack, and Urban Pack.

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3 years ago

Nice to see the “DARK” series revived from the old Monsters. Glad I grabbed my custom plate when I did in 98. It’d be long gone now to a happy Ducati owner….. ??