Ducati collaborate with luxury car brand Bentley to create exclusive Diavel V4 special

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Ducati have teamed up with luxury car firm Bentley to produce an exclusive version of their Diavel V4 muscle cruiser, limited to just 500 units.

Called the ‘Ducati Diavel for Bentley’, pricing starts at a hefty £58,000 and it’s based on the standard Diavel model – meaning the same 1158cc V4 Granturismo engine producing a claimed 166bhp at 10,750rpm.

Already £23,595 in standard trim, the special version was revealed at Art Basel week in Miami Beach and marks the first collaboration between the two brands.

Another 50 ‘Ducati Diavel for Bentley Mulliner’ models will also be reserved for existing Bentley customers and, regardless of whether you like the look or not, they are all likely to sell out quickly.

A side view of the special Ducati Diavel V4 and Bentley Batur

As with the standard bike, the special model still features the same cast aluminium monocoque chassis, advanced lean sensitive electronics, and striking side profile. Where they differ is on the surface, with the design choices said to be inspired by the exclusive Bentley Batur.

The Batur is Bentley’s most powerful production car ever, pumping out a claimed 729.6bhp from its twin-turbo W12 engine. It was coach-built by Mulliner, with 18 examples rolling off the line.

The ‘Scarab Green’ colour on the bodywork for instance was sourced from Bentley Mulliner, and the bespoke forged rims are finished in ‘Dark Titanium Satin’ and designed to look like those found on the car. Also inspired by the four-wheeler is the two-tone front grill, fairing, and upper elements of the tank. The standard four exit exhaust has also been swapped for a pair of longer, flatter tips.

A rear view of the Ducati Diavel for Bentley special edition

Elements including the headlamp-, engine-, and radiator covers are finished in carbon fibre – as is the rear bodywork, which can be swapped between a double and single seat design.

It’s not the first time Ducati have got into bed with a luxury car firm either, releasing a Diavel 1260 Lamborghini in late 2020. Like Ducati, both Bentley and Lambo belong to the Volkswagen Group – meaning we could expect either an Audi or Porsche tie-up next time.

For now though, and for a little more exclusivity, 50 ‘Diavel for Bentley Mulliner’ bikes will also be produced for existing Bentley customers only – providing the wealthy few with the ultimate in garage excess.

Special Ducati Diavel V4 and Bentley Batur

Working with Ducati’s Centro Stile styling team, owners can choose different colours for the seat, front brake calipers, carbon parts, and rims. Bodywork can also be painted in the same colour as their car to achieve a matching pair. And the price for such exclusivity? Just £71,000.

As with all special Ducatis, you’ll get a certificate of authenticity, with the model’s name and production number engraved on a plate on the right side of the bike.

A special animation will also show on the TFT dash when started and – should you not wish to ever ride it – it’ll be delivered in a personalised wooden crate. A matching jet helmet and jacket will also be available to customers, with more information found at ducati.com now.

Video: Watch MCN’s Ducati Diavel V4 review below