What’s common between Ducati and Lamborghini? That’s right, they’re Italians. But, the most important commonality is that they both have the same parent, as Ducati belongs to Lamborghini and Lamborghini to Audi and Audi to VW Group and VW Group to Porsche family. One way to take advantage of this situation is to create a special edition. And that’s exactly what happened with the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini.
Limited to 630 units, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is kinda motorcycle-equivalent of the Sián FKP 37 hybrid hypercar that debuted over a year ago. It is painted with a ‘Gea Green’ color, with the frame and Sián-like 17-inch forged wheels painted in ‘Electrum Gold’. Adding the contrast are the Brembo brake calipers painted in Ducati red.
As we can see, the motorcycle is fitted with generous amounts of carbon-fibre components. Notice the Lamborghini-typical hexagonal-ish shapes in the air intake inserts and the exhaust. As for the ‘Y’ motif, it has been replicated as a pattern on the seat.
In case you’re wondering how much weight all of those carbon components have cut compared to the 1260 S, well, not a whole lot. According to an official chart, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini’s dry weight is 220 kg (485 lbs), which is only 1 kg (2.2 lbs) less compared to the 1260 S.
Anyway, standard features of the motorcycle include fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension; 320 mm front discs; Ducati Multimedia System (DMS); and electronics package that includes Bosch 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU), Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Power Launch (DPL) EVO, and Cruise Control.
The Testastretta DVT 1262 (1,262 cc L-twin) engine offers the same 119 kW (162 hp) at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm (95 lb-ft) of torque at 7,500 rpm as the 1260 S in European markets. For the US, Canada and Mexico, the power output is 116 kW (158 hp), and for any other markets, the motorcycle offers 117 kW (159 hp). The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with Ducati Quick Shift up & down (DQS) EVO.