Diavel S gets an all new Iceberg White paintjob and its looks just as good.

First showcased at the EICMA motor show in Milan 2015, the xDiavel took all eyeballs for a trippy show. Long and low, with sleek and sexy lines, forward controls and a low seat height, this bike was something totally new from the Italian company known the world over for blending impeccable design and high-performance machines. Something like putting purists into a realm of more content and less bitter.

The bike always had a menacing outlook to it that was both handsome and evil at the same time. Rightfully it was quoted as ‘The Gentleman and The Bastard’. Now, the brand has given the premium ’S’ variant of the bike a whole new character that contradicts its otherwise antagonist outlook. And they did that by just having the bike painted in Iceberg White.

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Thrilling Black x Diavel S Iceberg White x Diavel S

The xDiavel was what happened when Ducati’s imaginative honchos went berserk one day after a night session of spacing. Although it’s got some traditional cruiser styling cues, it looks nothing like the normal. The naked frame and stubby tail are markings of a sports bike, but the moment your legs wrap around the bike’s wide frame, there’s no confusing the xDiavel for a traditional, well, anything.

The same chaps now took a different strain and came up with a decision to give the "Technocruise"’ a softer appearance that equally showcases the magnanimous appeal of lust. It’s called the "Iceberg White".

For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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It still, however, carries the same mechanicals on it with the engine block’s appearance enhanced by re-engineering the water pump to remove the unsightly cooling system plumbing. The blacked-out Twin appears as if chiselled from a block of raw aluminium and looks especially clean and uncluttered on the starboard end. But at the opposite side, it has a couple of distractions – mainly the hydraulic clutch hardware and ignition wiring.

The premium ’S’ model elevates things further with its contrast-cut machined timing belt covers (similar in appearance to the Scrambler) and wheels, DRL, forks with DLC coating, Brembo M50 front brake callipers, a special seat, parts with machine - finished highlights and a lot more which really give the X a polished look.

For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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The DVT setup gives the best of both worlds: a flatter and more linear power character without sacrificing performance. It charges at a peppy 95 pound-feet of torque arriving at 5000 rpm and peaking at 156 hp @ 9500 rpm where the red line is near the 10000 rpm marking. Mated to a slick-shifting six-speed gearbox, top speed is claimed to be above 160 mph and is capable of a 0-60 under 2.5 seconds. It makes use of a conventional belt final drive instead of the typical chain assembly.

It is electronically packed with the brutal Ducati Power Launch (DPL) system, individual engine power maps (Urban, Touring, and Sport), 8-way adjustable traction control and the Ducati’s Panigale style IMU allows total control of the bike in every possible riding situation you can think of getting onto with this bike.

For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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The Iceberg White made its debut at the 20th edition of the biggest European Custom and Cruiser event at Faaker See, Austria. The Thrilling Black x Diavel S currently retails at $ 23,495 and the ’not-so-evil’ Iceberg white will cost you $ 23,795.

For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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For the first time, the Ducati's Devil looks sane. Exterior High Resolution
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