Ducati Australia has confirmed that a limited edition Diavel 1260 Lamborghini will be available here for a whopping $A48,600 ride away from February 2021.
What has Ducati got to do with Lambo, you may say.
Well, part from both being Italian automotive companies based in the Emilia-Romagna Motor Valley, they are also owned by the German VW Group.
This is first motorcycle born from a collaboration between Ducati and Lamborghini.
And it could be the last with rumours still circulating that VW may sell off one or both of these companies.
The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is inspired by the Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37 and is the fourth episode of the Ducati World Première web series.
These “virtual launches” have replaced their annual launches at the EICA motorcycle show in Milan which has this year been cancelled.
The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini features forged wheels, carbon fibre bodywork and green/gold livery similar to the Siàn FKP 37 car which looks like an old Countach.
Only 630 numbered units will be available. There is no word on how many will be reserved for Australia.
Similarly the Siàn FKP 37 is the most prestigious car yet made by Lamborghini with only 63 being made.
“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,” says Andrea Ferraresi, Director of the Centro Stile Ducati.
“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 characterise the Diavel.”
It was designed in a joint project between the Centro Stile Ducati and the Centro Stile Lamborghini.
Lamborghini design is seen in the hexagon and the “Y” motif.
Centro Stile Ducati went crazy with the carbon fibre on the radiator covers, air intakes, muffler cover, spoiler, central tank cover, seat cover, front and rear mudguards, dashboard cover and headlight frame.
Ducati’s 159 horsepower Diavel 1260 can now be easily blinged to the eyeballs before it even leaves the showroom with Ducati Performance now offering a catalogue of accessories that allows owners to individualise their Diavel.
Ducati Performance accessories include a complete exhaust unit designed to enhance the high torque and power of the Diavel 1260, forged aluminium rims with a modern design, a comfort seat with an increased height compared to the standard version, as well as a series of details made of billet aluminium that contribute to the functionality and the style of the Diavel family.
All accessories are currently available and can be purchased on the dedicated section of the Ducati website and in all Ducati dealers.
Diavel 1260 Complete Exhaust
The complete exhaust system has been designed to bring out the high torque and power performance of the Diavel 1260, with a focus on highlighting the muscle-cruiser look of the bike. The exhaust system is made of steel, while endcaps are in billet aluminium alloy with the classic slice cut.
By installing the complete exhaust system both torque and power improves over the entire range of engine rpm, further improving the performance of the bike. The Diavel’s look is also transformed with the installation of the exhaust system thanks to the outlets on both sides and the machined aluminium endcap.
Diavel 1260 carbon mudguards
A motorcyclist favourite in carbon fibre, offers excellent protection, lightness and embellishes the refined look of the Diavel’s rear end.
Diavel 1260 brake & clutch fluid reservoirs
The unmistakable Ducati design is combined with Rizoma’s experience to create a unique detail, made of high quality anodised aluminium, so that it retains its original appearance over time. The sharp lines of this accessory add to and enhance Diavel’s muscular look.
Diavel 1260 Billet aluminium sprocket cover
An accessory completely made in Italy, characterised by high quality machining and anodising, so that it retains its original appearance over time and ensures excellent protection, combining Ducati design with Rizoma’s experience, and lends itself to the muscular look of the Diavel.
Diavel 1260 billet aluminium tank cap
A design typical of Ducati is combined with Rizoma’s experience to create this unique detail, made entirely in Italy, which enhances the bike’s aesthetics. Made from billet aluminium, it maintains its original appearance over time thanks to high quality anodising. Equipped with an anti-tamper system to guarantee maximum safety. The special key supplied, which reproduces the Ducati shield, makes this accessory stand out for its design and makes refuelling much faster, in a perfect combination of functionality and style.
Diavel 1260 billet aluminium clutch cover
Designed to offer excellent protection in case of a slip, the high quality anodising process ensures high resistance and that the original appearance is retained over time. The exclusive design enhances the look of the bike.
Diavel 1260 billet aluminium frame plugs
Ducati design meets Rizoma’s experience in this accessory which is completely made in Italy and fits with the muscular line of the Diavel, enhancing the trellis frame and becoming a distinctive feature. The high-quality anodising and the meticulous machining maintain the original appearance over time and embellish the style of the Diavel.
Diavel 1260 aluminium rear-view mirror
Made with 3D machining, maximum stability is guaranteed thanks to its aerodynamic profile. Attractive design that improves the look of the bike. Manufactured in partnership with Rizoma.
Diavel 1260 forged aluminium rims
Boasting a cutting-edge design and finishing, the forging process of these aluminium rims transforms the look of the Diavel. Available in standard sizes – 3.50 x 17 in and 8.00 x 17in.
Diavel 1260 comfort seat
Featuring an increased seat height compared to the standard version, combined with the more compact foam and technical fabric cover, offers maximum support and minimises rider fatigue, aiming to significantly improving riding position and comfort. The perfect accessory to tackle long trips without getting tired.
Ducati’s Diavel launched at EICMA in 2010 to a great reception. Ducati took low slung, almost cruiser like styling and ergonomics, into a chassis with big power, great suspension and pretty good handling. For 2019 Ducati fits its up-spec Testastretta DVT 1262 engine to both the standard and new S editions.
The Testastretta DVT 1262 engine combines strong acceleration with smooth low-rev power delivery. This engine has already made a previous appearance on the Diavel platform in the XDiavel but now boasts more grunt for 2019.
An upgraded chassis set-up aims to make the Diavel 1260 more responsive on mixed-road routes – ideal for many Australian roads – while performance, braking and electronics provide performance akin to something much more sporting, including Bosch Cornering ABS.
Naturally comfort levels for rider and passenger remain a strong focus with an upright riding position and a large, generously padded seat.
1260 Ducati Testastretta DVT
The heart of the new Diavel 1260 is the 1262cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine with variable cam timing. Already featured in the XDiavel, it has now been upgraded to output 159 hp (117 kW) at 9500rpm and 129 Nm (13.1 kgm) at 7500 rpm, providing good pulling power right from the low-medium rev range.
The variable timing system acts continuously on the intake and exhaust camshafts, meaning the engine adjusts power delivery to suit riding conditions, with smooth delivery at low revs, and sporty performance at high revs.
Power cruiser ergonomics & style
The riding position and ‘power cruiser’ ergonomics so popular with first-generation Diavelisti remain unchanged, however the new Diavel sports a prominent new tubular steel Trellis frame.
Anchored to the frame is an aluminium swingarm, designed to give cornering agility, feel and easy riding, while the rear wheel is shod in a wide 240 mm hoop – a Diavel hallmark.
Sophisticated electronics include the 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) which instantaneously detects bike speed and acceleration and is crucial to the many electronics systems on the Diavel 1260. These systems includes Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch EVO and Cruise Control.
The Diavel 1260 will be available in Sandstone Grey with a black frame.
Diavel 1260 S
A sportier S version of the Diavel 1260 will also available, featuring fully adjustable Öhlins suspension at both ends, dedicated wheels and an up-spec braking system.
Compared to the standard Diavel the 1260 S boasts radially mounted Brembo monobloc four-piston M50 callipers and a PR16/19 radial master-cylinder. The upspec suspension is a 48mm Öhlins adjustable USD fork with TiN treatment, while the rear is a Öhlins fully adjustable monoshock. The custom wheels are machined but share the same dimensions as those found on the standard.
The S version also mounts the Ducati Quick Shift up & down EVO system as standard to allow clutchless shifting.
The Diavel S offers two livery options: Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth (motorcycle surfaces feature two contrasting blacks with different finishes, with red frame) and Sandstone Grey (with black frame).
This new Diavel 1260 is also compatible with the Ducati Link App: this lets riders set ‘journey mode’ (a combination of Load Mode and Riding Mode) and personalise the parameters of each individual Riding Mode (ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.) in a user-friendly manner via their smartphones. This App also provides comprehensive maintenance deadline info, a user manual and a Ducati Store locator.
Furthermore, the Ducati Link App lets riders record performance and routes so they can share their new Diavel experiences with the Ducatisti community.
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