Ducati XDiavel Dash Racer – BikeBound

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

Miami-Themed XDiavel from Vengine x Helmade… 

Launched in 2016, the Ducati XDiavel is a extra cruiser-oriented model of the Diavel (Italian for “Satan”), with a stretched-out using place and belt-drive. Don’t let the ahead controls idiot you, nonetheless, because the XDiavel is a pure-blooded Italian thoroughbred at coronary heart, boasting a 156-bhp eight-valve V-twin and surprisingly good dealing with, braking, and efficiency.

“It’s very, very quick… For those who’ve all the time preferred the thought of a cruiser however have been by no means ready to place up with the efficiency, dealing with and braking compromises most entailed, then the XDiavel is maybe good for you… Alongside the way in which the XDiavel gained quite a lot of design accolades, together with the celebrated Purple Dot award.” –MCN

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

Forward of the 2016 Motorcycle Expo in Verona, Ducati unveiled their XDiavel “draXter” idea bike, born from the Superior Design space of the Ducati Fashion Centre and produced within the manufacturing facility’s prototype division.

“The spirit of the draXter is the considered one of an excessive dragster, with racing elements of the best stage. For instance, the suspension and brakes are these of the Panigale Superbike. The traces and proportions of the XDiavel turn out to be much more excessive and make the draXter a novel sports activities bike which is able to take your breath away.” -Ducati

Lately, we caught up with Adrian Majewski of Berlin’s Vengine, who beforehand teamed up along with his pal Christian Möhring of Frankfurt’s Helmade to create their Ducati 999 “Noir” as featured in Return of the Cafe Racers. Nevertheless, Adrian has had a hankering for his personal XDiavel “draXster” since he noticed the 2016 idea bike, and the 1/8-mile sprints at this 12 months’s Glemseck 101 have been the proper venue to unleash the construct.

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

Nicknamed “Flamänko” (Flamingo) for apparent causes, this 1/8-miler is sporting a full titanium exhaust courtesy of Shark, shedding a very good little bit of weight whereas boosting horsepower, and the ability is put to the pavement by means of a large Hankook Ventus F200 drag slick. The rear shock absorber is from a Ducati 1099, and the fueling was tuned for optimum energy supply within the 1/8 mile.

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

In fact, the Glemseck 101 races are as a lot about {custom} tradition and magnificence as straight-line efficiency, and “Flamänko” was probably probably the most eye-catching machine in attendance this 12 months. Adrian says the Miami-esque colorway was impressed by a resort room he and his girlfriend stayed in.

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

His pal Christian Möhring is the person behind Helmade, a store that permits you to create your personal distinctive helmet design on-line and have it custom-painted on an assortment of fashions from Arai, Bell, and others. Helmade dealt with the total portray of the bike and medieval-style helmet.

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

In the meantime, the oldsters at Berlin’s Motocrew dealt with the distinctive rear tail fin that seems clear till illuminated by purple LED lights — trick! The black suede saddle is courtesy of Polsterwerk Berlin, and the foot controls have been moved again for higher ergonomics on the observe. The LED headlight is mounted on a {custom} bracket, whereas CNC and powder-coated components abound.

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

Whereas the “Flamänko” didn’t win its class this 12 months, it was fairly a success at Glemseck and past. It’s most positively a daring and polarizing design, however so was the unique Ducati “draXter” that impressed it. Beneath, we speak to Adrian for full particulars on the construct, together with extra images from his shoot with Gilli Graphics.

XDiavel Dash Racer: Builder Interview

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

• Please inform us a bit about your self, your historical past with bikes, and your workshop.

I began with Ducati 999 fashions. I constructed a number of of those. All the time in an analogous model. Sooner or later, pals needed to bikes constructed precisely like mine.

I’ve constructed my very own components since I began crafting. Sooner or later I began constructing my very own carbon components. Then issues like equipment and small furnishings manufactured from carbon have been added.

I’ve all the time needed my very own XDiavel DraXter since Ducati launched the idea in 2016.

• What’s the make, mannequin, and 12 months of the donor bike?

Ducati XDiavel, 2017.

• Why was this bike constructed?

I constructed the XDiavel as a result of I noticed the 2016 Ducati XDiavel draXter idea and needed considered one of my very own.

XDiavel “DraXter” Idea
• What was the design idea and what influenced the construct?

I used to be with my girlfriend in a resort room with precisely these colours. After that, I talked to @helmadewithpassion they usually made the colour dream come true!

• What {custom} work was accomplished to the bike?
  • LED lamp + self-made bracket
  • CNC tail fin tail gentle acrylic
  • CNC handlebar stub custom-made
  • Varied components coated black
  • Relocated {custom} footrest system
  • Shock absorber 1199 + thrust strut 999s
  • Blinker motogaged
  • Motogadget mirror
  • Rear conversion + seat from Motocrew
  • Shark titanium exhaust system
  • Home made carbon speedometer mount
  • Portray of the bike and helmet by Helmade (!!!)
  • Rear wheel just for drag race (!!!)

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

• Does the bike have a nickname?

Sure: Flamänko.

BMW XDiavel Drag Bike

• Any concept of horsepower, weight, and/or efficiency numbers?

152 HP
Roughly 170kg together with liquids

XDiavel Dragster

• How did Flamänko carry out at Glemseck?

Sadly we didn’t win any races. Visually, nonetheless, the Rosanne XDiavel Mega was effectively obtained. We’ve got turn out to be very polarized. And the helmet was additionally an enormous eye-catcher.

“Flamänko” at Glemseck 101. Photograph: @claudefischer (see-you.company)


• Was there something accomplished throughout this construct that you’re significantly pleased with?

Sure! The red-light fin within the seat and the ring wheel cowl!

XDiavel Dragster

• Is there anybody you’d prefer to thank?


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Pictures: @gilli.graphics