Ducati Australia has confirmed that the recently revealed Diavel 1260 Lamborghini will launch locally in February, priced from $48,600 rideaway.
The limited-edition variant is a collaborative effort between Ducati and Lamborghini, with just 630 units to be distributed worldwide.
While it is unclear how many units have been allocated for Australia, the 1260 Lamborghini will top the Diavel range until it is sold out, sitting above the entry-level 1260 ($29,800) and the 1260 S ($35,400).
The Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini wears a livery inspired by Lamborghini’s most powerful model, the Sian FKP 37, with the same Gea Green colour scheme with Electrum Gold accents.
Also distinguishing the supercar-inspired Diavel is a number of carbon-fibre body parts, with the radiator covers and air intakes, the exhaust cover, spoiler, tank cover, seat cover, front and rear mudguards, dashboard cover and headlight frame all made of carbon.
The bike also wears ’63’ stickers, which is a nod to the fact that Lamborghini was founded in 1963.
No performance upgrades have been made, so the new Diavel variant retains the 1262cc V-twin that delivers 119kW and 129Nm.
Despite its hefty stance, the Diavel weighs just 220 kilograms, thanks in part to its forged wheels and carbon-fibre parts, while handling is strengthened by fully adjustable Ohlins suspension at the front end.
The bike carries over a strong six-axis electronics suits with advanced traction control, cornering ABS and launch control, among other features, while the large TFT screen gets a unique Lamborghini start-up sequence.
Earlier this month, Ducati confirmed that the XDiavel 2021 cruiser range will see new Dark and Black Star variants join the mid-spec S, when it hits showrooms in the first half of next year.
Entry to the refreshed line-up starts with the XDiavel Dark, which is priced from $29,390 rideaway, followed by the S and Black Star which will check in from $36,100 and $37,590, respectively.
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