Ducati’s ‘This is X’ promotion has been more annoying than most, showing absolutely nothing of substance until now. The latest video gives us glimpses of what looks like a Ducati Diavel – and given that we’re assuming ‘X’ is all about new models, it’s likely that this is the belt driven version that has been captured undergoing testing earlier this year.
We’ve taken some images from the video and done our best to brighten them to catch any hidden details. The headlight, rear lights and wheel all look similar to the existing Diavel. There was some conjecture that we might not see the belt driven version until next year given that Ducati released an updated Diavel Carbon just a month ago, but it would seem now that both models will exist side by side – and perhaps the new belt driven version will go under a completely different name.
The official unveiling will be next week when EICMA kicks off on 16 November.