Following two concept bikes based on the XDiavel (the XDiavel by Roland Sands and the draXter by the Ducati Design Center), Ducati has now placed its cruiser in the creative hands of Belgian customizer Fred Krugger.
The result is Thiverval, a fresh, futuristic power cruiser boasting extreme attention to detail; while retaining its ties with the XDiavel, it also demonstrates its potential in terms of customisation.
The Thiverval – named after a small race track on the outskirts of Paris – will be presented to the public on July 1 at the Lifestyle Village during the 2017 Bikers’ Classics. Held at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, this popular event attracts thousands of vintage motorcycle racing, customised bike and café racer fans.
The engine has been left in full view, while the Trellis frame has been deliberately hidden to simplify the lines of the bike. The original headlight has been kept as a clearly recognisable XDiavel trait whereas the superstructures have been completely rebuilt, especially tank and tail, using alternating gloss, matt and chrome finishes. The tail incorporates the exhaust and the seat, with the latter, in turn, incorporating the rear light, a gem of craftsmanship that kept Fred busy for days.
Together with the entire XDiavel world, Thiverval will be at the Ducati stand in the Bikers’ Classics Lifestyle Village on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2. In addition to the unprecedented special and XDiavel S, visitors will also be able to take a look at Ducati’s cruiser accessory and apparel range.
Tony has been riding motorcycles for over 35 years and he's been a motorcycle writer for over 25 of those. He's ridden almost every motorcycle you can think of at most places around the world and he's partial to some racing, too. A Taurus, Tony doesn't believe in horoscopes (but then that's exactly what a Taurus would say!) but he does believe in Mandalorians and their right to earn a living.
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