Strictly a concept, the Draxter is Ducati’s attempt to show us a glimpse of the future! The Draxter is based on the XDiavel cruiser, but is a thoroughbred at heart!
The Ducati Draxter was unveiled by the Bolognese manufacturer at the Verona Bike show in January. It is essentially an XDiavel, completely stripped down and overhauled to every extent possible! The Draxter in its most elemental state is a dragster designed to set drag strips on fire. Its design truly reflects its intentions. The exposed dry clutch assembly, short Termignoni exhaust pipes, bright yellow belly skirt and naked body work all hint at a more sinister creature. Designed by the Advanced Design Area of the Ducati style centre, the Draxter is a canvas for the Ducati artists to experiment with new styles and concepts that would influence the birth of future Ducati machines.
The Draxter is extremely low and purposeful in its stance; and is raw and savage in nature! Its spirit is that of an extreme dragster and this is aided with the help of race grade components. Suspension and brakes on the Draxter is directly borrowed from the 1299 Pangiale Superbike. The large golden upside down Ohlins forks at the front and the Ohlins monoshock at the rear are fully adjustable, and they promise supreme levels of handling! At its heart is the new Testastretta DVT 1262cc motor that churns out 156 HP and 128 Nm of torque, making the Draxter properly brisk! Power is driven to the rear wheels with the help of a new belt driven shaft just like the XDiavel. The Draxter also features custom Pirelli race slicks with yellow Draxter graphics on the tyre walls. The humongous 240 section rear tyre should help this yellow machine shoot off the line with supreme grip!
The Draxter is essentially a celebration of Ducati’s 90th Anniversary and this is highlighted on the belly skirt with bold Draxter 90 graphics. The Draxter is one of those truly crazy machines that questions your perception of beauty and style! The folks at Ducati have really outdone themselves with this mental concept, and we hope that it influences a real world production motorcycle in the coming years.