Ducati is to show a new motorbike inspired by the Mercedes-Benz AMG line at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.
The Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition is the flagship model of the 2012 Diavel family and has been co-inspired by AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance racing brand.
Based upon the Diavel Carbon, the new model features AMG’s signature wheel styling and an AMG-style sport exhaust system with engraved end-caps, the finishing touch to the hand-built matte black carbon-fibre body work.
The model will be tweaked for performance, with the cam-timing for the Testastretta 11° engine set by hand and a specially-engineered 240-section rear tire included to deliver ‘mind-blowing’ performance.
As a special edition model, each motorcycle will feature a numbered plaque on the fuel-tank, as well as the AMG lettering laser-engraved into the air-duct panels.
Orders for the model will open at the same time as the Frankfurt International Motor Show, although deliveries aren’t set to begin until early next year.
Alongside Ducati/Mercedes-Benz will be BMW Motorrad and sister firm Husqvarna Motorcycles, which confirmed last week that they will both debut electric motorcycle concepts at the show.