Ducati has unveiled the first motorcycle born from the collaboration between Ducati and Lamborghini, the new Diavel 1260 Lamborghini.
The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini will be limited to 630 units – because Lamborghini was founded in 1963 – and is essentially a Euro5 update of the Ducati Diavel 1260 S.
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Ducati designers were inspired by the Siàn FKP 37, the most prestigious car made by Lamborghini: available in only 63 units, each of which personalised to specific customer requests, it is a masterpiece of exclusivity, design and innovation.
“In creating a Diavel inspired by the Siàn, we are celebrating the values we share with Lamborghini: we are Italian, we are sporty, and design is a distinctive element for our creations,” Andrea Ferraresi, Director of the Centro Stile Ducati, said.
“The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini was designed using the same stylistic language that distinguishes the super sports car, so we have redesigned the elements that most characterize the Diavel. For example, the rims, which are a fundamental component for a motorcycle like this, are forged and immediately bring the bike close to the car. The entire bodywork was made of carbon fibre, a precious and light material. The result is a bike with a great stage presence, a true collector’s item from the point of view of style and a 100% Diavel in riding.”
Mitja Borkert, Head of Design of Automobili Lamborghini, added: “We are convinced that our design is strong and one of the most recognisable in the automotive sector.
“The unique silhouette, clean but extremely distinguished, defines the base of our design language. Our visionary design approach allows us to transfer our DNA to other products: this was achieved through strong teamwork, sharing our style and the advantage of being two brands inspired by the same values and a commitment to ‘fun to drive’.”
The bike uses exactly the same paints as those on the Siàn FKP 37 in Gea Green, while the frame, the seat tail and the forged rims are embellished in Electrum Gold.
Underneath it all, the Ducati Diavel 1260 has Öhlins suspension front and rear and Brembo brakes, with calipers painted in Ducati red.
Despite tougher emissions tests, the bike still generates the same power and torque, at 159bhp and 96lb.ft.
The chassis guarantees high levels of handling and lean angles, but also an excellent level of comfort. Forged wheels and carbon fibre components allow the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini to have a dry weight of only 220 kg.
For anybody lucky enough to own the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, you can also purchase an exclusive helmet with special graphics to match the bike.
Ducati says the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini will be available from the end of December 2020, but there is no word on price.