Ducati has unveiled a radical new motorcycle at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy, dubbed the draXter. The concept vehicle is a sport oriented interpretation of the XDiavel cruiser, as well as a representation and celebration of Ducati’s 90th anniversary.
Though largely based upon the XDiavel, the draXter, too, utilizes componentry from the Panigale superbike. Components derived from the Panigale include the suspension and brakes, entirely transforming the vehicles riding characteristics. Aesthetically, the draXter appears more similar to standard-naked than a cruiser.
As exciting as this motorcycle concept is, the company’s press release refers to it as a “styling exercise,” insinuating that it is very unlikely that the draXter will be available commercially. However, the department within Ducati’s design team responsible for the draXter is “dedicated to exploring the future style and design concepts of Ducati motorcycles,” so elements of the design language used on this concept could be integrated into future models.