Ducati's DraXter Concept

DraXter Concept

I somehow missed the unveiling of this bike last year and ran across it only recently. Minus the drag slick rear, it's what I wish the Diavel was. Suspension and brakes were borrowed from the Panigale (because superb damping is necessary for drag racing? Fine with me.) and the riding position has been shortened up and raked forward compared to the Diavel. The super low clip-ons up front will lay you out in drag stance and there's even foam tank pads for 1/4 mile comfort. This is of course just a concept bike, built to drum up interest and develop styling cues to be injected into future models. It's a beautiful exercise none the less and a big statement as Ducati's 90th anniversary mile-marker.