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Devilish Diavel heads to Frankfurt

2011-09-06 08:07
Ducati has teamed-up with Mercedes AMG to announce the unveiling of the Diavel AMG Special Edition at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show.

What will be the 2012 flagship model of the Diavel family is a tribute to the AMG luxury-sport brand with distinctive styling features from each of the famous brands; it is also the first “co-inspired” model and, its creators say, "elegantly combinese styling features from both".

It's based on the Diavel Carbon but adds AMG’s signature ive-spoked wheel styling, carbon-fibre lateral radiator grilles with aluminium trim, AMG-style sport exhaust with engraved end-caps and an AMG-style horizontally ribbed seat upholstered in Alcantara.


To further illustrate to the quality behind the new model, each engine has its desmodromic cam-timing set by hand and authenticated with the signature of the technician who built it engraved on the left engine casing. Each motorcycle will have a numbered plaque on the fuel tank.

The hand-built Diavel AMG is decked out with matte black carbon-fibre and shows the German automaker's own “Diamond White Bright” stripe and frame colour contrasted with black wheels.

The special-edition wheels, seat and exhaust end-caps are all AMG-branded and the German tuning arm logo is also laser-engraved into the air-duct panels on both sides of the fuel tank.

The Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition and exclusively designed leather jacket and helmet apparel will be available in early 2012.

Latest from Frankfurt 2011.

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