Simply named the Ducati Diavel Diesel, a limited run of 666 units will be produced with the Ducati-inspired clothing more widely available. With both companies being of Italian birth, not surprisingly this new collaboration was unveiled during the Milan Men’s Fashion Week. The new Ducati Diavel Diesel will also be at the Motor Bike Expo, also in Italy, taking place January, 20th 2017 and will be available worldwide starting from April 2017.
The Ducati Diavel Diesel is the fruit of collaboration between Andrea Rosso, Creative Director of Diesel Licences, and the Ducati Design Center. To create the Ducati Diavel Diesel, the two style centers were inspired by a hyperkinetic dynamism of a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic world. As mentioned, it will be a limited edition with on 666 produced.
“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 Ducati Diavel Diesel is characterized by a hand-brushed stainless steel superstructure with visible welding and rivets that make it absolutely unmistakable. Designers point to details found on the tank cover, front cowl and passenger saddle cover as examples of craftsmanship and style. The saddle, made of real leather, is unique to this Diavel, on which the pyramid element appears at various points: three identical faces embodying the three Ds of Ducati, Diavel and Diesel.
Other distinguishing features of this very special Diavel include the lateral air intake covers, made of red methacrylate with the Diesel logo on the inside. Red is also the colour of the Brembo front brake calipers, of five chain links and the LCD dashboard, which recalls vintage digital displays. The Ducati Diavel Diesel’s exhaust system is another little work of art, thanks to pipes graced by black Zircotec ceramic coating and black silencers with ends machined from solid, on which the new pyramid motif appears.
It still enjoys the power the Diavel is known for. Its 162 HP Testastretta 11° DS engine combined with the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes ABS and Ducati Traction Control) as well as Riding Mode all come together to deliver ‘a riding experience that’s thrilling and at the same time safe and intuitive’, according to Ducati.
For riders who may be interested in this unique take on the Diavel, here are the highlights;
- Tank cover in hand-brushed stainless steel with visible welding and rivets
- Front cowl and passenger saddle cover with visible welding and rivets
- Black lateral anodized air intakes with visible welding
- Lateral air intake covers in red methacrylate with the Diesel logo on the inside
- Red LCD dashboard
- Exhaust pipes with black Zircotec ceramic coating
- Black silencers with ends machined from solid
- Exclusive design leather saddle with DDD pyramid
- Numbered plate on frame
- Matte black front mudguard with DDD pyramid
- Rear-view mirrors with stem and cup machined from solid
- Red Brembo front brake callipers
- Chain with five red links
- Bike cover and rear stand supplied standard
The Diavel Diesel isn’t the only thing coming out of this team-up of well-known Italian brands. Diesel has produced a capsule apparel collection dedicated to Ducati reflecting the DNA and roots shared by the two brands, creativity and innovation are the key values that have made Ducati and Diesel two icons of Made in Italy. Also going on sale starting from April, this collection comprises one Jogg Jeans, a leather jacket and two T-shirts.
“It’s an important bike that reflects the rock side of Diesel’s DNA,” explained Andrea Rosso. “The wording ‘Never look back’ engraved with the two logos captures the essence of this collaboration: a timeless bike that catches the eye with so many unmistakable details, such as the brushed stainless steel with visible welding and rivets. Ducati, Diavel and Diesel, three words, six letters each, forming 666, the limited number of examples of this new collaboration”.