In a surprising collaboration, Bentley and Ducati, subsidiaries of the Volkswagen Group, join forces to introduce the Diavel for Bentley, a limited edition of Ducati’s enduring sports cruiser, inspired by the Continental-based Bentley Batur. While both brands share a connection as Volkswagen Group subsidiaries, this marks their first-ever joint project. The collaboration produces just 500 numbered limited editions, with an additional 50 Bentley Mulliner editions offering customization options for colors on the saddle, brake calipers, and carbon-fiber bodywork.
Ducati, known for its previous limited editions like the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini in 2021 and the Diavel AMG Special Edition in 2012 with Mercedes, applies unique changes for the Diavel for Bentley. The design includes revised bodywork inspired by the Batur, featuring side air intakes reminiscent of Bentley’s front grille and a new front mudguard paying homage to the Batur’s hood. The charcoal and red color scheme on the Diavel’s saddle, along with a stitched Bentley logo, adds an exclusive touch. Standard paintwork in Metallic Scarab Green matches the Batur’s color.
Mechanically, the Diavel for Bentley maintains the standard motorcycle’s 1158-cc liquid-cooled V-4, marking the first time this configuration is offered with a Bentley-branded vehicle. With 166 horsepower at 10,750 rpm and a peak of 93 pound-feet at 7500 rpm, the Diavel for Bentley promises impressive performance. Although specific performance figures are undisclosed, the expectation is that this edition will likely outperform Bentley’s four-wheeled products.
Buyers of the Diavel for Bentley can anticipate an exclusive experience with personalized wooden packing, a certificate of authenticity, and the option to purchase matching helmets and riding jackets. As the collaboration sets a unique precedent, automotive enthusiasts may ponder the possibility of a reverse collaboration, such as a Ducati-inspired Continental Speed.