Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 17 Jan 2017
Ducati’s new Diavel Diesel Limited Edition model
Ducati have once again collaborated with Diesel to produce a brand-new Diavel Diesel Limited Edition motorcycle. Ducati unveiled their first Diesel-Ducati back in 2013, called the Monster 1100 Evo, which was also, of course, a limited-edition model.
According to Ducati, when producing this bike, they wanted to ensure the model would be exclusive, while delivering both classic and modern elements. In addition, it has been said that both the Ducati design team and Diesels creative director took inspiration from ‘an imaginary post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic world with a hyper kinetic vitality’.
As mentioned above, the Ducati Diavel Diesel is a limited edition model, and the brand have decided to release just 666 of the unique bikes, which each feature their own exclusive progressive number plate on the frame.
When it comes to special features, the new model carries a hand-brushed steel superstructure with visible welds and rivets, which is what makes the bike unique and highlights the classic elements the brand wanted to incorporate. Moreover, the bike also features a genuine leather seat, and the side conveyors are embedded with the Diesel logo in the colour red methacrylate. It seems that red is the colour best suited to the styling of this bike as the brand have incorporated it into the LCD instrument panel, front brake calipers and chain links.
Furthermore, the designers have attempted to add the symbol of a pyramid into a number of areas on the bike which symbolises the three Ds of Ducati, Diesel and Diavel, including on the seat and on the exhaust system.
If you’re interested in some of the technical specifications, the bike gains a Ducati Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine which delivers 162 HP and produces 130 Nm of torque. Additionally, there are three preset riding modes which can be selected when riding, which are made to enhance the power and traction control. Moreover, the Ducati Diavel Diesel comes with the Ducati Safety Pack which enhances control and safety when riding, and includes Bosch ABS and Ducati Traction Control with eight levels.
Ducati’s CEO, Claudio Domenicali commented on the collaboration stating that:
“The collaboration with Diesel enabled us to explore original stylistic and technical aspects whilst staying within the Ducati brand and fully respecting its values. 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”.