Ducati haven’t converted the Diavel to diesel power, but they do have a limited edition of 666 (the devil’s number) in collaboration with Italian design house Diesel Licensing.
If it tickles your fancy, you better be quick because only five are coming to Australian in May 2017 and they will cost $34,490 (NZ $39,990).
That’s $10,000 more than the standard Diavel at $24,490 (plus on-road costs), but you do get exclusivity and some extra fancy bits … including post-apocalyptic Mad Max rough welding!
Diavel Diesel extras:
- 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 anodised 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 standard.
It looks amazing, but the post-apocalyptic bike may need some modification to the number plate position before it is road-legal in Australia.
The bike is the first collaboration with Diesel who have also designed a range of clothing which goes on sale in April and includes Jogg jeans, a leather jacket and two t-shirts in the same styling.
The bike was unveiled during the Milan Men’s Fashion Week will be at the Motor Bike Expo from January 20 to 22, 2017.
Always one for gushing comments, this is what Ducati Motor Holding boss Claudio Domenicali has to say.
The details characterising the Diavel Diesel cannot fail to captivate connoisseurs of special bikes but also people from different walks of life, such as fashion.
Meanwhile, Andrea explains the engraved logo on the bike’s trellis frame:
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.
He didn’t mention there biblical reference to 666 being the number of the beast or devil, which in Italian is diavel.
Very religious this lot!