Ducati reveals Diavel 1260 Lamborghini

Hypercar-inspired carbon and colour scheme for 1,262cc V-twin

By Sam Sheehan / Wednesday, November 25, 2020

In the world of two wheels, Ducati’s recently updated Diavel 1260 is considered to be a stylish cruiser that gets up and goes like a proper sports bike. It’s a handsome, purposeful-looking thing in standard, 1,262cc form, but now a collaboration between Ducati and Lamborghini has seen its design suitably ramped up. Taking inspiration from the Sian FKP 37 hypercar, no less, 630 units are to be made in a nod to Lambo’s founding year, 1963. Because 63 times ten is.. get it? 

The fundamentals of the bike remain as before: this 240kg machine keeps its 160hp V-twin motor, held within a steel frame wrapped in curvaceous bodywork. But to draw links between the Ducati and its 819hp hybrid four-wheeled inspiration, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini gets new lightweight wheels, forged like the rims of the Sian, and carbon fibre intakes and radiator covers to mimic those features on the FKP 37’s aerodynamically-styled bodywork. 

Additionally, the bike’s Brembo brake calipers are red, while the Ducati silencer cover, spoiler and central tank cover are now carbon. Same goes for the front and rear mudguards, dash cover and headlight frame. The seat material is made from the same carbon fabric as the Sian’s, too. The green paintwork is identical, and the number 63 on the bodywork keeps up the links to Lambo’s birth year. There’s no mistaking this for any other Ducati – just the thing if you’re the sort to have a Sian in the garage as well. 

While several examples of this Ducati special edition will surely go to climate controlled collections, we’re optimistic many put their 1260 Lamborghini to use. Ducati dealerships will be taking orders from next month – first come, first served in theory, not one that requires you to wait for an invite. That being said, pricing is TBC; expect an appropriately Lambo increase on the Diavel’s usual £16,795 starting price.

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