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Bentley takes to two wheels with Ducati

by Nik Berg
11 December 2023 2 min read
Bentley takes to two wheels with Ducati

Only 18 Bentley buffs will get to own a Batur, but if you’re willing to downsize then you could swing your leg over one of 500 motorcycles that takes a few cues from the £1.6 million supercoupe.

The £58,000 Ducati Diavel for Bentley, styled by Centro Stile Ducati in Bologna in collaboration with colleagues in Crewe, comes exclusively in Scarab Green with contrasting Dark Titanium Satin finish for the unique forged wheels. The Diavel’s side air intakes echo the two-tone front grille of the Batur, and the bike’s triangular rear extractors also pay homage to the back of the Bentley. The front mudguard, fairing and upper tank are styled to mimic the Batur’s hood ribs and the tail is also shaped to be reminiscent of the rear of the coupe.

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Carbon fibre is used extensively, with the bike’s fenders, headlamp cover, engine, exhaust and radiator covers, shrouds, side panels and tail piece all made of the lightweight material. The black Alcantara single seat (a pillion seat is optional) is modelled on the Batur’s and has the Bentley logo embroidered on the rear pad.

Each of the 500 examples will be individually numbered and will have a bespoke dashboard animation. Buyers will receive their bikes in a special personalised wooden case.

Mechanically the Diavel for Bentley is the same as you’d find without the Brit-inspired bits with power coming from a 165 bhp 1158 cc V4 running Ducati’s TwinPulse combustion order for a distinctive off-beat thrum.

On top of the run of 500 an extra 50 Diavel for Bentley Mulliner examples will be reserved for existing Mulliner customers who will be able to customize their machines with a choice of colours for the seat, brake calipers, carbon parts and wheels. They can also match the bike’s paintwork to their car, should they wish.

Ducati has previously partnered up with VW Group member Lamborghini on limited run Diavel and Streetfighter models, which are already commanding a premium at re-sale, so this collab is a sure-fire cash machine.

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