Automobili Lamborghini and Ducati have come together to launch a limited edition motorcycle: the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini – a celebration of the cooperation between two prestigious brands that motorcyclists and collectors will surely appreciate.
Available in 630 numbered units, it should come as no surprise that this collaboration took place – considering both brands represent Italian excellence, sharing values such as sportiness, attention to design, and a meticulous devotion to detail. The Ducati designers’ inspiration for this special project came from one of the Sant’Agata Bolognese company’s most fascinating models: the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.
The concept of the Diavel Lamborghini is based on the Diavel 1260 S, with the core concepts of the Sián FKP 37 transferred to the motorcycle world to redesign the components that most characterise the Diavel. The motorcycle’s new, lightweight forged wheels recall those of the car, as do the air intakes and radiators made of carbon fibre that suggest superimposed floating elements on the main structure of the bike. The typical Ducati red is referenced by the colouring of the Brembo brake calipers.
This redesign is courtesy of the Centro Stile Ducati, with each detail of the bike made of light and precious materials such as carbon fibre – also inspired by the car. In addition to the radiator covers and air intakes, the silencer cover, spoiler, central tank cover, seat cover, front and rear mudguards, dashboard cover, and headlight frame are also made of carbon.
“We are convinced that our design is strong and one of the most recognizable in the automotive sector,” says Mitja Borkert, Head of Design of Automobili Lamborghini. “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 Ducati Diavel inspired by the Lamborghini Sián celebrates our shared values: we are both Italian, we are inherently sporty and our design always distinguishes our creations,” says Andrea Ferraresi, Director of Ducati Centro Stile. “The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini has been created by using the same design language that distinguishes the Sián FKP 37.”
The livery of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is the result of the collaboration between the Centro Stile Ducati and Centro Stile Lamborghini. Both the Sián FKP 37 and the bike are applied using the same paints, with the bodywork characterised by the Verde Gea colour, while the frame, undertray, forged rims are embellished with the complementary Oro Electrum colour. Key Lamborghini design elements such as the hexagon and ‘Y’ motif are also implemented, and this version of the Diavel pays homage to the former in the shape of the exhaust and the latter in the seat’s aesthetic details.
Finally, the livery of this Diavel also sports a “63”, which honours the founding of Lamborghini in 1963, and the number that multiplied by ten makes the 630 numbered units to be produced by Ducati. For more information, visit here.