Ducati has released the first official pictures of its new custom cruiser, which is based on the XDiavel. The custom bike has been created by Belgian customizer, Fred Krugger, and is called ‘Thiverval.’ According to Ducati, ‘The Thiverval is 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.’
Launched in 2016, the Ducati XDiavel is the Italian company’s take on the cruiser concept, offering both dynamic performance as well as comfort, combined with a design that has won universal acclaim in the US and European markets. The XDiavel-based Thiverval, named after a small racetrack on the outskirts of Paris, will be presented to the public on 1st July at the Lifestyle Village, during the 2017 Bikers’ Classics that will be held at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
Fred Krugger, who has earlier won two editions of the AMD Custom Bike Building World Championship, wanted to create an imaginative power cruiser that retains strong ties with the XDiavel and the Ducati DNA in general. With the Thiverval, the engine has been left in full view, while the trellis frame has been deliberately hidden to simplify the bike’s lines. The original headlight has been kept as a clearly recognisable XDiavel trait, whereas the superstructures have been completely rebuilt, especially the tank and the tail unit, using alternating gloss, matt and chrome finishes, dominated by the colour black. The tail incorporates the exhaust and the seat, with the latter, in turn, incorporating the rear light.