Want a Lamborghini? Ducati can help. Thanks to their shared ownership by the Volkswagen Group, Ducati’s teamed up with the carmaker to build the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini, a muscle bike with a lot of four-wheeled flavour.
What’s Ducati offering here? Basically, it’s a Diavel S, with styling cues lifted straight from the hybrid Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37 supercar. As per the press release: “The livery of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini was achieved by using exactly the same paints as those on the Siàn FKP 37, with the bodywork characterized by the “Verde Gea” color, while the frame, the seat tail and the forged rims are embellished with the use of “Electrum Gold” color. There is also a touch of “Ducati Red” recalled by the coloring of the Brembo M50 radial mount brake calipers.” The headlight, much of the bodywork, and the paint and graphics all pay homage to the pricey auto. There’s a lot of carbon fibre paneling, too.
However, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is mostly the same thing as a Diavel S, mechanically speaking. It has the same 1262cc Testastretta DVT engine, with variable valve timing and much electro-trickery. The liquid-cooled V-twin makes 157 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 95 lb-ft of torque at 7,500 rpm. Ducati says it’s got “a flat torque curve right from medium-low revs” thanks to its variable valve timing, “which guarantees a vigorous and energetic response at all times.“
Likewise, most of the bike’s other hard bits are also the same as the Diavel S: Same frame, same Ohlins suspension, same single-sided swingarm and 240mm rear tire. The Lamborghini edition comes with a set of unique forged wheels, and that’s the main difference between these bikes, mechanically speaking.
Ducati will only make 230 of these Lamorghini-themed machines. Pricing starts at $34,990 in Canada, before taxes and fees.