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09 Dec

The Ducati Diavel for Bentley is a limited-edition two-wheel masterpiece born from the fusion of Ducati's high-performance Diavel V4 and Bentley's emphatically powerful 2024 Batur. 

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this motorcycle embodies elegance, design, and exclusivity in a numbered series of 500 examples, with 50 extra Ducati Diavel for Bentley Mulliner bikes reserved for Bentley customers. 

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Ducati Diavel: A Legacy Reimagined

Ducati Diavel overview.

Descended from Ducati's second cruiser motorcycle - Indiana produced from 1986–1990, the Ducati Diavel has been turning heads since its debut at the 2010 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. 

The Diavel's second generation roared onto the scene in 2014 at the Volkswagen Group Night in Geneva, boasting a retuned Testastretta engine from the 1198 superbike, now known as the Testastretta 11°, named for its 11° valve overlap. 

The Diavel's distinctive design was conceived in-house under the guidance of Ducati's former design chief Pierre Terblanche and freelance designer Glynn Kerr. 

Its bold aesthetic has drawn a diverse crowd, with riders over the age of 50, more women than usual, and even Harley-Davidson owners, particularly V-Rod riders, trading up for this powerful cruiser. 

In 2017, Ducati teamed up with premium denim retail and fashion brand Diesel to release the Ducati Diavel Diesel. With its limited production of 666 bikes and "Mad Max-inspired retro-futuristic theme", the Diavel Diesel quickly rose as the fastest accelerating production motorcycle ever tested by Cycle World. 

The Diavel's journey has seen various iterations, each with its own character: 

  • Gen 2 (2015): Introduced a twin spark engine, a redesigned headlight, and radiator vents. 
  • AMG Edition (2012): Based on the Gen 1 carbon platform, it sports a unique wheel design, a white striped paint job, and a new exhaust. 
  • Diavel Chromo (2013): Features a chrome tank with the classic Ducati logo, a silver lower headlight shroud, and gloss black seat cowling. 
  • Titanium Edition (2015): A limited run of 500 bikes based on the Gen 2 platform with unique carbon intake ducts, wheels, fuel tank, headlight cowl, windscreen, seat, and seat cowling. 
  • Diesel Edition (2017): Featuring hand-brushed steel with visible welds and rivets, Zircotec black ceramic-coated exhaust pipes, and the Diesel logo.

Then came the Xdiavel in 2016, Ducati's fastest accelerating motorcycle at the time, thanks to its low profile, long wheelbase, and max power low in the powerband. This was followed by the Diavel 1260 in 2019, with its upgraded Testastretta DVT 1262 engine, new exhaust, reduced rake, and a 63-inch wheelbase. 

In 2021, Ducati collaborated with Lamborghini to release a limited run of 630 Diavel 1260 Lamborghinis. This eye-catching machine is inspired by the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, adopting its main color "Green Gea" and other Sian signature styling features.

A numbered plate on the frame highlights the exclusivity of this model, with the number 63 denoting both the year Lamborghini was founded and the number of motorcycles produced for this limited edition. 

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2024 Bentley Batur: A Resting Predator

2024 Bentley Batur.

The Bentley Batur is a limited-production grand tourer created by Mulliner, Bentley's in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division. It is named after Lake Batur, a crater lake in Bali, Indonesia. 

The Batur's design demonstrates Bentley's future design language, marked by a simple but sleek hard-top coupé design. Only 18 units of the Bentley Batur were planned for production, all of which are already sold out. 

The car offers a glimpse not only into Bentley's future styling but also the features and materials. It is considered a super-powerful two-seat grand tourer propelled by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine, delivering a power output of around 740 horsepower. 

The Batur represents a celebration of Bentley's iconic powertrain as the brand transitions to fully electrified vehicles. It combines powerful performance with luxurious craftsmanship. 

Mulliner, known for its attention to detail and exclusivity, has merely used the Batur as its latest specimen for creating an unmatched level of luxury. 

The car features advanced technology, including digital chassis technology, speed-tuned air suspension, electric active anti-roll control, eLSD, four-wheel steering, and torque vectoring. The Bentley Batur has received positive reviews for its performance and exclusive design. 

It has been praised as the most powerful and most expensive production Bentley ever built. The car incorporates carbon fiber elements and unique customization options, allowing each customer to create a truly personalized Batur. 

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A Batur-Diavel Crossbreed

Ducati Diavel for Bentley.

Technical excellence is evident in the forged rims, painted in Dark Titanium Satin, echoing the car's shapes, while carbon fiber components enhance performance and aesthetics. 

The rider's seat in black Alcantara mirrors the Batur's interior precision, featuring the Bentley logo embroidered on the rear pad. Under the sleek exterior, the Diavel for Bentley houses the 1,158 cc V4 Granturismo engine, delivering 168 hp, abundant torque, and a lightweight, compact design. 

The Twin Pulse combustion order, coupled with a dedicated exhaust system, ensures a distinctive exhaust tone, contributing to the overall allure of this exceptional motorcycle. 

For the discerning few, the Diavel for Bentley Mulliner offers an even more exclusive experience. Limited to just 50 units, these motorcycles are customizable by Mulliner customers, collaborating directly with Centro Stile Ducati designers to choose colors for the saddle, front brake calipers, carbon fiber parts, and rims. 

Ducati and Bentley motorcycle collaboration.

Selecting from a palette curated by Mulliner's designers, customers can match their Diavel for Bentley Mulliner to their car or opt for an exclusive color. 

Every Diavel for Bentley, including the Mulliner series, comes with a certificate of authenticity, a passenger seat, and a motorcycle cover. The model name and production number are elegantly displayed on a plate within the carbon fiber cover, adding a personalized touch. 

The dashboard, equipped with a turn-by-turn navigator, and the LED matrix of the rear light cluster feature a special animation at key-on, enhancing the uniqueness of each Diavel for Bentley. Delivered in an exclusive wooden case, these motorcycles are a testament to luxury and precision. 

Bespoke Accessories

Ducati Diavel for Bentley accessories.

As a special touch, Bentley is offering a Capsule Collection exclusively for Diavel for Bentley owners. This collection includes a limited edition jet helmet and a technical jacket, available in both men's and women's versions. 

The color scheme mirrors that of the motorbike, allowing owners to complete their distinctive look. Inspired by the Bentley Batur's powerful W12 engine and sculptured bodywork, the Diavel for Bentley captivates in Scarab Green, a sophisticated color from the Bentley Mulliner palette. 

The design emphatically integrates Bentley's hallmark elements, from the two-tone front grille to the triangular rear extractors, creating a harmonious blend of power and grace. 

This collaboration between Ducati and Bentley, both integral parts of the Volkswagen Group's "Progressive Brand Group," marks a synergy that transcends the ordinary, uniting performance, craftsmanship, and exclusivity in the realm of two-wheeled luxury.

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