BORGO PANIGALE (Bologna, Italy ) – January 22, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – At the Motor Bike Expo of Verona (22-24 January) Ducati is exhibiting a further addition to its XDiavel cruiser world, the all-new draXter. This “concept bike” interprets the XDiavel world from a Drag-racing viewpoint. The project was developed by the Ducati Design Center’s Advanced Design area, a section dedicated to exploring the future style and design concepts of Ducati motorcycles.
- Motor Bike Expo, to be held in Verona from 22 to 24 January, offers the perfect showcase for the new Ducati cruiser world
- An original styling project by the Ducati Design Center to be exhibited
- This sports interpretation of the XDiavel world has been named the draXter
Their ideas and sketches have allowed the Ducati prototype department to come up with the draXter, starting from a standard production XDiavel. The beating heart of the draXter is that of an extreme dragster with premium racing componentry. The suspension and brakes are taken directly from the Panigale Superbike. This styling exercise has accentuated the lines and proportions of the XDiavel making them more extreme than ever and turning the draXter into a unique, breath-taking “racer”.
The number 90 on the side of the Ducati draXter recalls the racing world, yet also pays homage to Ducati’s 90th anniversary, being celebrated this year.
The draXter, like all the new XDiavel cruiser bikes, will be at the Motor Bike Expo, on the Ducati stand (Hall 4 Stand 23 C), until Sunday 24 January. In addition to the unprecedented concept bike and XDiavel and XDiavel S factory bikes, visitors will also be able to take a look at the brand’s new Cruiser range of accessories and apparel.
Founded in 1926, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946. “Desmodromic” performance engines, innovative design and avant-garde technology characterize its motorcycles. Covering several market segments, Ducati’s range of motorcycles are divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter and Superbike.
These authentic icons of “made in Italy” are sold in over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North American and Asia Pacific markets. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike Championship and, with an official team, the World MotoGP Championship. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati has participated in MotoGP since 2003, and took both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.