Ducati is no stranger to high-performance motorcycles and special editions. However, Ducati designed this particular Diavel with the help of Lamborghini. The 1260 Lamborghini takes inspiration from Lamborghini’s confusingly named Siàn FKP 37.
Naming aside, the Siàn makes 819 horsepower, so the Diavel needs to bring something extra to the table as well. Ducati kept the 1260 Lamborghini’s output at 162 horsepower and 95 lb-ft of torque. Instead of extra power, the new 1260 adopts new, lightweight forged wheels and carbon bodywork to shed a couple pounds.
Weighing in at 485 pounds, the 1260 Lamborghini literally sheds a couple of pounds from the 487 pound 1260 S. Naturally the new Diavel 1260 gets Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes all around. A 3.5 inch TFT display provides the rider with all necessary information, though on the Lamborghini version it displays both company logos.
The 1260 Lamborghini shares most its components with the 1260 S. Even down to the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires, they are almost identical. Besides special wheels and red brakes, there is very little between them to distinguish mechanically. You might then wonder why anyone would pay an extra $5,000. $31,995 is after all a lot of money even for a limited edition Ducati.
What makes the 1260 Lamborghini special is not its mechanical components. The 1260 S is already on the fast side of the motorcycle spectrum. The 1260 Lamborghini announces itself with attention to detail. At a distance, the new 1260 is impressive. However, even more impressive is what the motorcycle looks like under a microscope.
From the unique paint scheme, to Lamborghini’s signature Y pattern in the seat, this 1260 is clearly not your average bike. If you want to purchase a 1260 Lamborghini, you’ll have to act fast. Ducati is only producing 630 units, a nod to the 63 Lamborghini Siàns. If you would like to see more on new Ducatis, check out the video linked below.