Ducati and Lamborghini team up for a Siàn-inspired superbike
The first ever Ducati x Lamborghini collaboration is a limited edition naked sports bike that takes design cues from the exclusive Siàn.
The companies are neighbors in the Emilio Romagna region, Italy’s motor valley, and are both owned by the VW Group (although there are rumors that may change). Until now the relationship has been a distant one, but the new Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini forges ties between them.
The design combines the efforts of Centro Stile Ducati and Lamborghini for a look that echoes the Siàn FKP 37 with Gear Green carbon fiber bodywork and Electrum Gold forged wheels. Traditional Ducati Red is reserved for the brake calipers.
Power for this Lamborcati comes from a 1262 cc Testastretta motor with variable timing. Offering 162 hp at 9500 rpm while weighing just 484 lbs the Ducatini should give the Siàn a good run when it comes to straight line acceleration. Helping riders master the performance is a suite of electronics including cornering ABS, traction control, launch control and wheelie control.
“In creating a Diavel inspired by the Siàn, we are celebrating the values we share with Lamborghini: we are Italian, we are sporty, and design is a distinctive element for our creations,” said Andrea Ferraresi, Director of the Centro Stile Ducati. “The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini was designed using the same stylistic language that distinguishes the super sports car.”
Lamborghini limited production of the Siàn to just 63 cars, while Ducati is being rather more generous, producing 630 Diavels, available from the end of December. Prices have yet to be announced but expect to pay rather more than the $24,495 of the current XDiavel S.