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The new Ducati is so rock ‘n’ roll

The Bloody Beetroots provided the soundtrack to the unveiling of a new collaboration that resulted in a sexy, new bike at Milan Men’s Fashion Week: Ducati and Diesel’s exclusive Ducati Diavel Diesel, a bike that seamlessly merges elements of the past and future. Only 666 numbered units produced, the Ducati Diavel Diesel is the fruit of collaboration between Andrea Rosso, creative director of Diesel Licences, and the Ducati Design Center. The new Ducati Diavel Diesel will also be at the Motor Bike Expo from 20 to 22 January 2017. It will go on sale to the public, worldwide, in April 2017.

To create the Ducati Diavel Diesel, the two style centres were inspired by a hyperkinetic dynamism of a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic world. “It’s an important bike that reflects the rock side of Diesel’s DNA,” explained Andrea Rosso. “The words ‘Never look back’ engraved with the two logos encapsulates the significance 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.”

The Ducati Diavel Diesel is characterized by hand-brushed stainless steel superstructure with visible welding and rivets that make it absolutely unmistakable and timeless. Details like the tank cover, front cowl and passenger saddle cover are examples of craftsmanship and style. The saddle, made of real leather, is unique to this Diavel, on which the pyramid element appears at various points: three identical faces embodying the three Ds of Ducati, Diavel and Diesel.

The Ducati Diavel Diesel is a bike that masters the road whilst being lightweight and agile, like all Ducatis. Its 162 HP Testastretta 11° DS engine combined with the Ducati Safety Pack (ABS and Ducati Traction Control) and Riding Mode offer a riding experience that’s thrilling and at the same time safe and intuitive. The 240 mm wide rear tyre is full of personality and, thanks to the efficacious chassis, also delivers high precision handling but also comfort for day to day use.

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 anodized 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 supplied standard

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