2 years ago
What do you get when you cross an iconic motorcycle with a luxury fashion brand? One stylish “devil,” that’s what.
Italian companies Ducati and Diesel have teamed up to produce the Diavel (Italian for “devil”), a sleek motorbike that will be numbered like Satan himself: to just 666 units. Unveiled during Men’s Fashion Week in Milan and having recently gotten a second curtain call at the Motor Bike Expo, the Diavel will hit the market in April 2017. That month, Diesel will concurrently launch a Ducati-inspired clothing line, including jeans, a leather jacket, and two t-shirts.
Says Claudio Domenicali, CEO Ducati Motor Holding, of the partnership:
“The collaboration with Diesel enabled us to explore original stylistic and technical aspects while staying within the Ducati brand and fully respecting its values….In this case we worked with Diesel on an already uniquely original bike like the Diavel and the result was surprising to put it mildly. …It’s always stimulating for us to move outside the world of motorcycling and widen our brand’s areas of interest.”
Like the upcoming clothing line, the motorcycle is decked out in a fashionable finish, including a real leather saddle cover and hand-brushed stainless steel finish. The Diavel will also pack a punch on the road, sporting a 162 hp Testastretta 11-degree DS engine.
It’s unclear what these babies will retail for at this point, but to give you an idea, a normal Ducati Diavel goes for just over $19,000. (Our guess is that the limited-edition Diesel bike will put you back quite a bit more.)
For more on the Diavel, click here.