It is virtually impossible to go wrong when combining two iconic brands, such as Ducati and Lamborghini. With the two marques owned by the Volkswagen Group, the 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini special edition should not come as much of a surprise. Let’s dig in and find out what makes this limited edition Diavel unique in Ducati’s line of power-cruiser motorcycles.
The 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is based on the Ducati Diavel 1260 S. For an idea of the performance of the Lamborghini edition, check out our review of the Ducati Diavel 1260 S.
Ducati’s muse for this motorcycle is the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. The Sián FKP 37 is a V12-/electric hybrid supercar that puts out 807 horsepower and has a top speed over 217 mph. Sián means “lightning” in Bolognese, a dialect of the disappearing Emilian-Romagnolo romance language. Director of Ducati Centro Stile Andrea Ferraresi explains: “The Ducati Diavel inspired by the Lamborghini Sián celebrates our shared values: we are both Italian, we are inherently sporty, and our design always distinguishes our creations. The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini has been created by using the same design language that distinguishes the Sián FKP 37.”
Carbon fiber and forged aluminum are the materials that individualize the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini.
The wheels are new lightweight forged aluminum units. The design of the wheels on this Diavel are nearly identical to those on the Sián FKP 37.
Carbon fiber is used throughout the 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini. Again, the use was prompted by the Sián FKP 37. Here is a list of the carbon fiber pieces:
Fenders (front and rear)
Fuel tank top cover
Number 63 is seen through the livery. This is an homage to Lamborghini’s founding in Sant’Agata Bolognese in 1963. Appropriately, the run of the 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is limited to 630 examples. A numbered plate affixed to a tube on the trellis frame’s right side reminds you which of the 630 builds you own. The Lamborghini name and logo also make appearances.
The taken straight from the Sián FKP 37 is the Gea Green paint on the bodywork. Countering the Gea Green and black carbon fiber is Gold Electrum paint for the frame and wheels. The Ducati Red paint on the front Brembo calipers is a startling departure.
The exhaust is unique to the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini. Again, it mimics the same piece on the Sián FKP 37.
When you power up the motorcycle, you are rewarded with the Ducati and Lamborghini logos on the TFT display.
A unique matching helmet will be available from Ducati. Yes, it has the Lamborghini name and 63 displayed prominently.
Understandably, Lamborghini is satisfied with the results. “We are convinced that our design is strong and one of the most recognizable in the automotive sector,” according to Head of Design of Automobili Lamborghini Mitja Borkert. “The unique silhouette, clean but extremely distinguished, defines the base of our design language. Our visionary design approach allows us to transfer our DNA to other products. This was achieved through strong teamwork, sharing our style, and the advantage of being two brands inspired by the same values and a commitment to ‘fun to drive.’”
Expect to see the 2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini at dealers in December. The MSRP is $31,995. That is an $8600 premium over the S model.
Honda CRF-E2 Electric + Dale Schmidtchen and the $50M V-Rod
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Ultimate Motorcycling’s podcast, Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 lives up to its legendary name, as a high-performance supersport machine. Check it out at at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams and I chat about electric bikes and the electric bike revolution that is likely the future of motorcycling. Actually this episode is specifically about Honda’s new CRF-E2… an electric dirt-bike for kids. We asked our tester, 8-year old Avery Bart to put the E2 through its paces and according to Don, she loved it. Honda has stated that the company goal is for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030—an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends—Dale Schmidtchen. Dale has worked for most of the major moto factories globally during his career, and his take on his CF Moto ADV bike is interesting. Beyond that, one his many projects is currently helping to sell the world’s most expensive motorcycle—a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that’s 50 million with an ‘M’.
Dale also owned a race team in the 1990s and helped bring several well-known Aussie racers to the world stage. He’s a very modest, matter-of-fact guy, but I always really enjoy chatting with him; I hope you enjoy listening.
Incidentally, if you’ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called ‘Mona Lisa of motorbikes’—contact us at email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch with Dale.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!