2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini First Look Preview

Introducing Ducati’s latest special-edition collaboration.

It’s hard to conceive of something more quintessentially Italian than Ducati building a motorcycle to celebrate the birth of a special-edition Lamborghini. You couldn’t get closer if you wrapped polpette di pesci in carpaccio and washed it down with a nice nebbiolo. So it’s safe to say the 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is about as Apennine as it gets.

The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is a faithful tribute to Lamborghini’s insane 802 hp Sián hybrid.
The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is a faithful tribute to Lamborghini’s insane 802 hp Sián hybrid.Ducati

The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini will be limited to just 630 units, and will wear a special set of forged wheels, an exclusive greenish-gold livery, acres of carbon fiber, and “63” decals. All of those touches are nods to the 2020 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, an 802 hp electrified monster based on the Lamborghini Aventador. The “63” decals on the Diavel’s flanks refer to the number of Siáns they’re building and the year Lambo was founded. And if the color, wheels and decal references aren’t enough, Ducati will sell you a three-quarter helmet painted to match the bike.

Ducati claims the US 1260 Diavel Lamborghini will throw down 157 hp and 95 pound-feet of torque across a fairly flat curve. All that power is kept nice and tractable with Ducati’s ever-expanding suite of electronic rider aids.
Ducati claims the US 1260 Diavel Lamborghini will throw down 157 hp and 95 pound-feet of torque across a fairly flat curve. All that power is kept nice and tractable with Ducati’s ever-expanding suite of electronic rider aids.Ducati

Under all those pretty styling touches lies Ducati’s 1,260cc Testastretta L-twin, which is said to be good for 162 hp. It also packs Öhlins fully adjustable suspension at both ends, a single-sided swingarm shows off the Lamborghini edition-exclusive forged wheel, and big Brembo Monoblocks bring the party to a stop.

The Diavel Lamborghini wears the same paint shade as the Sián, and its forged alloy wheels are a faithful recreation of the car’s gorgeous gold hoops.
The Diavel Lamborghini wears the same paint shade as the Sián, and its forged alloy wheels are a faithful recreation of the car’s gorgeous gold hoops.Ducati

To keep you from getting overzealous, the Diavel is decked with Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch EVO, and cruise control.

Getting your hands on one of the 630 Diavel 1260 Lamborghinis won’t be a simple task, and Bologna will ask that you part with $31,995 in the United States or $34,990 in Canada for the honor. The bikes will hit the US in January and Canada in March.

Under the new livery, the 1260 Diavel Lamborghini is very close to the standard bike, but wears Öhlins fully adjustable suspension front and rear and Brembo M50 Monoblocks.
Under the new livery, the 1260 Diavel Lamborghini is very close to the standard bike, but wears Öhlins fully adjustable suspension front and rear and Brembo M50 Monoblocks.Ducati

2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $31,995
Engine: 1,262cc, liquid-cooled, Testastretta DVT V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 106.0 x 71.5mm
Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 56mm elliptical throttle bodies, ride-by-wire
Clutch: Wet, hydraulic multiplate, self-servo and slipper
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/belt
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension: 48mm Öhlins inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Öhlins fully adjustable monoshock; 5.1-in. travel
Front Brakes: Radial-mounted Brembo 4-piston M50 calipers, radial master cylinder, dual 320mm semi-floating discs w/ Cornering ABS
Rear Brake: Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, 265mm disc w/ Cornering ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Light alloy forged wheels; 3.5 x 17 in. / 8.0 x 17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III; 120/70-17 / 240/45-17
Wheelbase: 63.0 in.
Rake/Trail: 27.0°/4.7 in.
Seat Height: 30.7 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 542 lb.
Warranty: 2-year unlimited mileage
Available: January
Contact: ducati.com
There will be just 630 Diavel Lamborghinis built worldwide, so move quickly if you must have one of the $31,995 beasts.
There will be just 630 Diavel Lamborghinis built worldwide, so move quickly if you must have one of the $31,995 beasts.Ducati
The bright red Brembo calipers contrast the gold-on-gold-on-black look of the rest of the bike.
The bright red Brembo calipers contrast the gold-on-gold-on-black look of the rest of the bike.Ducati
The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is the result of a collaboration between Lambo’s and Ducati’s styling departments.
The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is the result of a collaboration between Lambo’s and Ducati’s styling departments.Ducati
No, $31,995 isn’t cheap by motorcycle standards, but it’s probably the simplest way to get your hands on an honest-to-god Lamborghini badge.
No, $31,995 isn’t cheap by motorcycle standards, but it’s probably the simplest way to get your hands on an honest-to-god Lamborghini badge.Ducati
Carbon pipe covers and forged gold wheels are exclusive to the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini.
Carbon pipe covers and forged gold wheels are exclusive to the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini.Ducati
Relaxed ergos and plenty of Alcantara make the Diavel’s cockpit an enticing place to spend some time.
Relaxed ergos and plenty of Alcantara make the Diavel’s cockpit an enticing place to spend some time.Ducati
Bologna set off the Diavel’s signature trellis frame in gold, making its lines front and center of the Lamborghini edition.
Bologna set off the Diavel’s signature trellis frame in gold, making its lines front and center of the Lamborghini edition.Ducati
The Diavel’s tidy under-tailsection is also set off from the rest of the machine in a brighter shade of gold.
The Diavel’s tidy under-tailsection is also set off from the rest of the machine in a brighter shade of gold.Ducati
The 240-section rear wheel of the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is hard to distinguish from the Sián’s wheels at a glance.
The 240-section rear wheel of the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is hard to distinguish from the Sián’s wheels at a glance.Ducati
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