The Ducati XDiavel S is a drastic change from the cruiser norm-- that's apparent straight out of the box. The lines are so Ducati, hell the horsepower is so Ducati. And in their eyes, this bike is a true American cruiser. It has the low seat height, unarguably cruiser-esque lines, and forward foot controls but there are also a few parts of the ride that feel so far from what I would call "cruising."
While parts of this bike truly read like a sportbike rider's off-target vision of a cruiser, it also gets the blood pumping in a way not a lot of cruisers do. Is it a true cruiser? If not, is that a bad thing? Check out the video and make the decision for yourself.
We had a great time doing this new style of review in the hills east of San Diego and look forward to bringing a lot more to you like this!
Let us know what you think of the new review style in the comments below and check out our first impressions in the link down there as well!