Ducati arrived in style at this year’s edition of the annual Verona Motor Bike Expo 2016. The celebrated Italian brand took the wraps off its most radical concept yet called the Ducati draXter concept during the annual expo held last weekend.

As you can tell by its name, this concept is based on the new XDiavel belt-driven cruiser model that is hitting showroom floors this year. The concept however sees the XDiavel transformed into a drag racing bike. The concept was done styled and designed in-house by the Advanced Design division of the Ducati Design Centre.

The Ducati draXter concept sports several radical modifications from its XDiavel basis. The suspension and brakes comes straight off the brand’s flagship Panigale superbike. It also sports an enormous Termignoni exhaust that exits at the underside of the bike.


Completing the drag racer looks is a Pirelli ultra-wide section slick rear tyre, as well as decals with a racing number of ‘90’ – denoting Ducati’s 90th anniversary celebrations this year.

Though enticing, the chances of this concept being replicated into the production XDiavel model seems highly unlikely.

Ducati draXter concept

Sources: Asphaltandrubber and Visordown