Ducati have this week unveiled one of their finest creations to date at the Verona Motor Bike Expo.
Based on the Xdiavel cruiser, the Draxter is a bike that has been stripped down and injected with steroids to create a drag-inspired motorcycle complete with a minimalist body and elongated wheelbase.
The thing even looks fast just sitting still and a lot of this is credited to the Ducati Design Centre’s Advanced Design area – a creative hub dedicated to looking after the future of the Italian brand’s motorcycles. For this particular project, Ducati wanted to create a concept which inherited competition cues and applied it to the Xdiavel. As such, the mirrors have been removed and other components not vital to the art of two-wheeled drag racing.
If the stance looks wild, that’s because the DraXter borrows the suspension and brakes from the Panigale Superbike. The low-slung concept packs 156hp developed by the Italian company’s 1,262cc two-cylinder Testastretta engine.