Italian brands Ducati and Diesel have collaborated to come out with a limited-edition run of its Diavel motorcycle cruiser which will be aptly named as the Ducati Diavel Diesel.
With only 666 units to be built, the Ducati Diavel Diesel is the fruit of the collaboration between Diesel Licenses Creative Director Andrea Rosso and the Ducati Design Center.
The Ducati Diavel Diesel stands out from the standard Diavel variants with its hand-brushed stainless steel superstructure with visible welding and rivets, giving it a unique look that makes it “absolutely unmistakable and timeless.” Other stand-out elements of the limited-edition motorcycle are: its saddle, which is made of real leather; the lateral air intake covers, which are made of red methacrylate with the Diesel logo on the inside; the red Brembo front brake calipers; the chain with five red links; the retro-inspired red LCD dashboard; and the black Zircotec ceramic-coated pipes with matching silencers for its exhaust system.
As an added touch, pyramid elements appear on the Ducati Diavel Diesel, with the three identical faces supposedly embodying the three Ds of Ducati, Diavel and Diesel.
Propelling the Ducati Diavel Diesel forward is its 162hp Testastretta 11° DS engine which puts the power down to its 240mm-wide rear tire. Also fitted to the Italian cruiser are the Ducati Safety Pack, which provides both ABS and Traction Control, and Riding Mode which offers “a riding experience that’s thrilling and at the same time safe and intuitive,” and due to its chassis set-up, “also delivers high-precision handling but also comfort for day-to-day use.”
“The collaboration with Diesel enabled us to explore original stylistic and technical aspects whilst staying within the Ducati brand and fully respecting its values,” said Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali. “In this case, we worked with Diesel on an already uniquely original bike like the Diavel and the result was surprising to put it mildly. The details characterizing the Diavel Diesel cannot fail to captivate connoisseurs of special bikes but also people from different walks of life, such as fashion. It’s always stimulating for us to move outside the world of motorcycling and widen our brand’s areas of interest”.