The Latest Creation From The Borgo Panigale Firm Is The Ducati Diavel For Bentley
December 12, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
Ducati and Bentley are working together on a motorbike that honors the finest aspects of both brands for the first time. The Ducati Diavel for Bentley was unveiled at a ceremony held during Art Basel week in Miami Beach, the overseas version of the continent’s most prominent art festival.
This innovative partnership connects the two companies in an exceptional bond of performance, luxury, and craftsmanship.
Constructed using the technological framework of the Diavel V4, the bike has been endowed with several design cues from the Batur, a limited-edition vehicle that foreshadows next styling trends from Bentley. A limited edition of 500+50 units, with the latter reserved for Bentley clients, will be created in a numbered run.
For this unique motorbike, the Ducati Design Center worked with Bentley designers to produce a fresh design. The Batur served as inspiration for the side view lines. Scarab Green is a stylish and polished hue that is rich in metallic tones and is exclusively available on Bentley Mulliners.
It is utilized throughout the fairing. New technological components have also completely refreshed the strong, aggressive looks of the Diavel V4. Specifically designed for this bike, the forged steel wheels share the same design as the automobile and are coated in the same Dark Titanium Satin, revealing some of the machined surfaces.
New Ducati Diavel for Bentley
The rear triangular pieces are based on the equivalent parts located above the car’s trunk, while the air intake grilles mimic the two-tone radiator grille, which is one of the most identifiable features of the Batur. The tiny fairing is modeled after the windshield portion of the hood, the front mudguard and tank cover mimic the hood ribs, and the single-seat rear—which may be swapped with a passenger seat—replicates the double-layer idea of the car’s rear part.
High-quality carbon fiber is used to make a large number of the superstructure’s parts, including the backing plate, side panels, tail piece, exhaust and radiator guards, headlamp cover, and engine cover.
Inspired by the inside of the vehicle, the driver’s seat’s black Alcantara construction meticulously reveals the red fabric underneath. It has the same feel as the Batur seats and an embroidered Bentley emblem on the back cushion. The bike’s elegant lines have been complemented by the redesign of the twin exhaust, complete with a cover.
The 1,158 cm V4 Granturismo engine, a key component of the Diavel for Bentley’s design, is also a very sophisticated technological option.
It has 168 horsepower and very light and small, yet it has a lot of torque and is smooth and powerful even at low speeds. The exhaust has a distinct sound that is characteristic to the Twin Pulse starting technology and the particular exhaust system.