In a groundbreaking announcement, Ducati and Bentley proudly introduced the Ducati Diavel for Bentley, a limited-edition motorcycle that exemplifies the pinnacle of both iconic brands.
This collaboration, born from a shared vision of performance, craftsmanship, and exclusivity, unveils a mesmerizing synthesis of technology, style, and performance, destined to captivate enthusiasts worldwide.
The official public reveal of this masterpiece took place at an exclusive ‘fuorisalone’ event at Art Basel in Miami, an overseas edition of Europe’s most prestigious contemporary art fair.
A Fusion of Excellence: Ducati Diavel for Bentley
Built upon the sophisticated technical foundation of the high-performance and comfortable Diavel V4, Ducati seamlessly integrates distinctive elements from the Bentley Batur, a masterpiece limited to only 18 handcrafted examples by Bentley.
This collaboration births a motorcycle that stands out for its unparalleled elegance and design. The Diavel for Bentley will be produced in a numbered series limited to 500 units, with an additional 50 ultra-exclusive “Ducati Diavel for Bentley Mulliner” motorcycles reserved exclusively for Bentley customers.
The Inspiration: Bentley Batur
The Bentley Batur, Bentley’s most powerful production car ever, features a 740 PS twin-turbo W12 engine. This exceptional vehicle seamlessly combines Bentley’s benchmark craftsmanship with sculptured, muscular bodywork, setting a new design direction for the brand.
Crafted individually by Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house bespoke division, the 18 examples of the Batur showcase unparalleled attention to detail.
Collaborating with Bentley designers, the Centro Stile Ducati has crafted a unique design for the Diavel for Bentley, drawing inspiration from the distinctive lines of the Batur. The Scarab Green colour, derived from the Bentley Mulliner palette, adorns the bodywork, adding sophistication and richness with metallic shades.
Design Elements and Features
The Diavel for Bentley inherits the aggressive lines of the Diavel V4, expertly redefined through the infusion of Batur’s distinctive features. From forged rims reminiscent of the car’s design to side air intakes mirroring the two-tone front grille, every detail exudes a harmonious blend of power and elegance.
Key components, including the front mudguard and fairing, pay homage to the Batur’s design language, utilizing high-quality carbon fibre.
In addition to the 500 Diavel for Bentley units, Ducati offers a limited run of 50 Diavel for Bentley Mulliner motorcycles. Exclusively available to Mulliner customers, these motorcycles can be extensively personalised, allowing customers to choose colours for the saddle, front brake callipers, carbon fibre parts, and rims.
The level of personalisation extends to selecting the same colour as their Bentley car or choosing from an exclusive palette curated by Mulliner’s designers.
Impeccable Final Touches
As with all collectable Ducatis, the Diavel for Bentley comes with a certificate of authenticity, a passenger seat, and a bespoke motorcycle cover. The model name and production number are elegantly displayed on a plate within the carbon fibre cover.
The dashboard, equipped with a turn-by-turn navigator, and the LED matrix of the rear light cluster feature a unique animation at key-on, enhancing the Diavel for Bentley’s distinctiveness. Each motorcycle is meticulously delivered in an exclusive personalised wooden case.
This collaboration extends beyond the motorcycle itself, giving rise to a Capsule Collection exclusively for Diavel for Bentley owners. This collection includes a jet helmet and a limited-edition technical jacket, available in both men’s and women’s versions, designed to complement the motorbike’s aesthetic.
Power and Performance: V4 Granturismo Engine
The Diavel for Bentley is powered by the 1,158 cc V4 Granturismo engine, a central element that defines its design and delivers an extraordinary 168 hp. This engine, known for its torque, lightness, and compactness, provides a fluid and usable experience from the lowest revs.
The Twin Pulse combustion order, coupled with the dedicated exhaust system, ensures an unmistakable exhaust note.
This visionary project is a testament to the collaboration between Ducati and Bentley, both integral parts of the Volkswagen Group’s “Progressive Brand Group,” alongside Audi and Lamborghini.
In conclusion, the Ducati Diavel for Bentley represents a pinnacle in collaborative innovation, where two iconic brands converge to create a motorcycle that transcends expectations, pushing the boundaries of design, craftsmanship, and exclusivity.